The events listed below are either sponsored by MARE or by other organizations. MARE is not responsible for changes made to the event listings for other organizations. For each event, please note the sponsoring organization and appropriate contact to direct questions and comments. For any MARE event, please call 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or 1-800-882-1176 for more information.

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Families: Read our Adoption Party Guide for tips on how to interact with waiting children at these events.

Rollerskating Adoption Party

Sunday, March 29th from 11AM-1PM
Roll On America

90 Duvall Road, Lancaster, MA 01523

Open to children and teens of all ages and families who are homestudied or are taking/completed MAPP training.

Families are encouraged to rollerskate at their own expense. Rentals will be available.

Family Registration Here

Please email questions to

Siblings Paint and Pizza Adoption Party

Express your artistic side and join us in a Siblings "Paint and Pizza" Adoption Party

Saturday April 29th from 1PM-3PM
Holyoke Boys and Girls Club

70 Nick Cosmos Way, Holyoke, MA 01040
(Parking across the street from club entrance)

Open to children of ages 5+, sibling groups, teens and families who are homestudied or are taking/completed MAPP training. Families are invited to assist kids with their artwork.

Please RSVP by April 21st!

Family Registration here

Please email questions to

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc. – MARE- 45 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 617-54-ADOPT (542-3678) – 1-800-882-1176 – Fax: 617-542-1006

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