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: please read "How to make the most of an adoption party" for tips on how to interact with waiting children at these events.

Southeast Info Night

Thursday, May 28th
5:30-7:30 PM
Morton Hospital -
Margaret Stone Conference Room
88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA

This pre-party event is a great opportunity for prospective adoptive parents and social workers to meet prior to the Hockomock Kickball Adoption Party.

Adoption Party at the Holden Chapel

Saturday, May 30th
Holden Chapel
279 Reservoir St. Holden, MA

Open to families who have already begun the adoption process.
For SW or parent/guardians bringing a child to the party, please fill the waiver and email it to Otherwise RSVP by Friday, May 15th.

Hockomock Kickball Adoption Party

Sunday, June 7
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Hockomock YMCA

300 Elmwood St. North Attleboro, MA

A party for waiting children 5 and older who would enjoy an afternoon of arts and crafts, kickball and other outdoor activities, weather permitting. Prospective adoptive parents are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and join in the play. No space will be designated for agency boards, so please attend the Info Night for this purpose. Pizza and refreshments will be served. In the event of rain, games will go indoors.

This event is recommended for homestudied families

Click here for Family Registration
Click here for Social Worker Registration

Please email Nichole Lawton for more information

Adoption Information event for LGBT community

Tuesday, June 16
5:00 - 7:00 pm
More Than Words Bookstore and Cafe

376 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453

MARE staff will discuss steps to becoming an adoptive parent in Massachusetts and the strengths of LGBT parents.
Adoptive families will be in attendance to share their experiences.
Light refreshments will be served. Street and lot parking available.

Families, please email Diane Tomaz to RSVP
or call 617-542-3678 x 116 for more information

MARE - Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc. - 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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