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Ironstone Adoption Party For Children With Special Needs
For Homestudied (Or-In-Process) Families
Sunday, August 10th
11:00 am- 1:00pm
Ironstone Farm, 450 Lowell Street, Andover, MA 01810

*Ironstone Farm is a horseback riding facility specializing in therapeutic riding for youth with disabilities.  
*Participate in fun activities with children
*Children will have the opportunity to ride a horse 
*Network with social workers, other prospective adoptive parents and experienced families  
*Learn about different resources in the community available to children with special needs 
*Pizza and beverages will be provided

To register:
Social Workers, please email or call Victoria Tucker, or 617-542-3678 x135. Families click here to register.

This event is made possible thanks in part to the generous support of the  J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation




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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