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The children and teens of foster care deserve permanent families.

 

Waiting Child Profiles

EVERY CHILD

DESERVES A HOME

 

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) is a private nonprofit that bridges the gap between a beleaguered foster care system and the right of every child to a permanent, stable family.

We exist to help find adoptive homes for the hundreds of children and teens in Massachusetts foster care in need of permanent families.

We believe in a future where every child has the permanent family they deserve. But to make that dream a reality, it's going to take a wide community of supporters, families, do-gooders, and change-makers. Will you join us?

Learn About Our Mission

EVERY CHILD

DESERVES A HOME

 

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) is a private nonprofit that bridges the gap between a beleaguered foster care system and the right of every child to a permanent, stable family.

We exist to help find adoptive homes for the hundreds of children and teens in Massachusetts foster care in need of permanent families.

We believe in a future where every child has the permanent family they deserve. But to make that dream a reality, it's going to take a wide community of supporters, families, do-gooders, and change-makers. Will you join us?

Learn About Our Mission

BECOME A PARENT

You don't need to be a perfect parent to adopt from foster care. But you do need courage to face the unknown, grit to overcome obstacles, and perseverance to see the journey through.

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SOCIAL WORKERS

Are you a Massachusetts social worker who works with youth in need of adoptive homes or with families considering adoption? We are here to support you!


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SUPPORTERS

It takes a wide community of caring individuals to help us find homes for children and teens waiting in foster care.  Find out how you can start making a difference for youth in foster care.

Get Involved

 

BECOME A PARENT

You don't need to be a perfect parent to adopt from foster care. But you do need courage to face the unknown, grit to overcome obstacles, and perseverance to see the journey through.

Learn More

SOCIAL WORKERS

Are you a Massachusetts social worker who works with youth in need of adoptive homes or with families considering adoption? We are here to support you!


Learn More

 

SUPPORTERS

It takes a wide community of caring individuals to help us find homes for children and teens waiting in foster care.  Find out how you can start making a difference for youth in foster care.

Get Involved

 

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Youth still waiting for an adoptive home

MEET THE

YOUTH

We'd love to introduce you to some of the vivacious, audacious, engaging, unique, and amazing young people we serve. Get to know their stories and perspective. Listen to their voices. Then, take action to make a difference.

Meet The Youth

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MEET THE

youth

We'd love to introduce you to some of the vivacious, audacious, engaging, unique, and amazing young people we serve. Get to know their stories and perspective. Listen to their voices. Then, take action to make a difference.

Meet The Youth

 

Stories

Read the stories of children, teens, and families impacted by foster care and adoption.

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Stories

Read the stories of children, teens, and families impacted by foster care and adoption.

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Curran Family

All children are deserving of a permanent, loving family. However, children in foster care with unique emotional,...

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Perkins Family

The first time the Perkins family met their son Josiah, the day was filled with hugs, soccer, and lots of happy...

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Daley Family

Josian was part of a big family, and because of that, she knew that she wanted to be a parent along with her husband,...

What Families Like You Are Saying

UPCOMING EVENTS

Throughout the year, MARE hosts events statewide to connect and support social workers, waiting children and prospective adoptive families. To subscribe to our events newsletter, please create an account.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Throughout the year, MARE hosts events statewide to connect and support social workers, waiting children and prospective adoptive families. To subscribe to our events newsletter, please create an account.

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YOU ARE

 WELCOMED

YOU ARE

 WELCOMED

We believe strongly in an open and inclusive process as you explore adoption. Any type of family or individual can consider adoption and we are here to help you every step of the way - no matter your race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or background. You are welcome here!

 

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It takes all of us

There are many ways you can help kids in foster care, even if you can't adopt (or already have!). Sign up below to get involved and receive our newsletter.

It takes all of us

There are many ways you can help kids in foster care, even if you can't adopt (or already have!). Sign up below to get involved and receive our newsletter.