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National Adoption Month
2013 Events

MARE Awards- Recognizing the Exceptional Work of Agencies & Social Workers
Tuesday, Nov. 5
2:00-4:00 pm in North Oxford
Click here for a list of this year's recipients.

MARE's Heart Gallery
will be displayed at South Station, Nov. 7-15 and at the State House, Nov. 18-22.

Plaster Fun Time, National Adoption Day Fundraiser
Friday, Nov. 22
Visit any of Plaster Fun Time's 9 locations, mention MARE and 20% of your purchase will be donated to finding "forever families" for youth in foster care.

Forever Family Portraits  
Sat., Nov. 23 
Woburn, MA
Free portrait sessions for adoptive families (1 free print included)
Click  here to learn more.

Friday, Nov. 22 in Massachusetts
What is National Adoption Day?
On National Adoption Day, courts in all 50 states open their doors to legalize the adoptions of thousands of children from foster care and to celebrate and honor all families that adopt. In Massachusetts, hundreds of children, parents, judges, lawyers, adoption professionals and child advocates celebrate National Adoption Day each year. 

On National Adoption Day, judges throughout Massachusetts open their courts to legalize the adoptions of children in foster care. Participating courthouses for 2013 include:

  • BostonEdward W. Brooke Courthouse
  • BrocktonGeorge N. Covett Courthouse
  • Pittsfield, Berkshire Juvenile Court
  • SalemEssex County Juvenile Court
  • SpringfieldHampden County Juvenile Court- Featured Media Site
  • Worcester, Worcester Trial Court

    More Information?
    To learn more about National Adoption Day and adoption from foster care in general, contact MARE at 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or 1-800-882-1176 or by email. Information on the nationwide celebration is available at

    The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Juvenile Court Department of the Massachusetts Trial Court, the Probate and Family Court Department of the Massachusetts Trial Court, local adoption agencies and the courts have organized this special day to celebrate the joys of adoption and encourage more families and individuals to give children permanent families through adoption.

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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