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.

Jordan's Furniture

Assumption Adoption Party Mixer

An event for families who are homestudied or in the MAPP process
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016. Assumption College, Worcester, MA.

Workers Register Here (Please RSVP by July 13th) / Families Register Here
This is a full-day event for prospective adoptive families providing educational workshops in the morning and the opportunity to meet waiting children and their social workers in the afternoon. An adoption event of this scope only happens once every other year, so don't miss it! 
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Registration for families
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Orientation (mandatory)
9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Workshops on topics including Legal Risk, Matching, Siblings, etc. 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Registration for children and lunch provided for all attendees, children and social workers
12:30 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon carnival activities with waiting children and their social workers

Ironstone Farm

Ironstone Adoption Party
Join children, teens, their social workers, and friends
for a day of horseback riding!

Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 11:00am - 1:00pm
Ironstone Farm, 450 Lowell St., Andover, MA 01810.

Workers Register Here / Families Register Here

This small adoption party is open to families who are interested in adopting or learning about adopting a child with some degree of a physical, intellectual or learning disability.
  • Participate in fun activities with children
  • Learn about the adoption process
  • 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
  • Pizza and beverages will be provided
Please email Victoria Tucker or call 617-542-3678;135 with any questions
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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