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 617-964-MARE (617-964-6273) 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.

Beanstalk Adoption Party

Sunday, March 25th
from 8:30-11:00 am 
Waiting children and sibling groups of all ages! Families must be currently attending MAPP class or further along in the process.

A private event for waiting children and families at the ropes course, sporting 30 exciting activities that include zig-zag beams, spaghetti hand lines, angled rope ladders, crisscross walks and more, all located within the Jordan's Furniture store in Reading, MA. For younger adventurers, there's BeanSprout™, a specially designed course for children ages 2-7. Other activities will include foosball tables, bubble hockey and arts & crafts.
Please wear sneakers and appropriate active attire for physical activity.

Jordan's Furniture 
50 Walkers Brook Drive, Reading, MA 

Families register here!

Social Workers register here!


Pre-Party Informational Event

Please join us for a pre-party informational event for families who have completed their MAPP training to meet social workers and learn about waiting children* on: 

Thursday, March 22nd
from 6:00-8:00 pm

This event will be held at:
Framingham DCF Office
300 Howard St.
Framingham, MA 01702

There is free parking on both sides of Howard Street

Please RSVP to Victoria Tucker

*Please note that waiting children will not be preset at this event. 
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617-964-MARE (6273) – 1-800-882-1176 – Fax: 617-542-1006

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