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.


Jordan's Furniture Adoption Option Family Recruitment Event

All families, including homestudied/in-process families and those beginning to explore adoption, are invited to attend!
Sunday, October 19th
9:00 - 11:00 am
Jordan's Furniture, 50 Walkers Brook Drive, Reading

Families: Register here.

Social Workers: Register here.

Western MA Adoption Events:
Pre-Party Information Meeting
Wednesday, October 22
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Main Branch, Springfield Public Library 220 State St., Springfield
Learn about youth attending the November 9th Party
Network with area social workers
Learn from experienced adoptive families
Waiting kids will NOT be in attendance
Refreshments will be served

Westfield Adoption Party
Sunday, November 9
1:00 to 3:30 pm

Boys & Girls Club
South Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085
This party is for waiting children ages 10 and up.
1:00 - Waiting Children Arrive; 1:30 - Families Arrive
Participate in a wood working project with The Home Depot, a gymnastic and dance demonstration, arts and crafts, balloon creations and jewelry-making with wait-ing children and teens!
Pizza will be served at 1:00

Families: Register here for either or both Western MA events.




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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