MARE Adoption Parties & Information Events

Throughout the year, MARE hosts adoption parties statewide to bring together social workers, waiting children and prospective adoptive parents in casual, interactive settings. These events allow families the opportunity to learn more about foster care adoption, meet waiting children and network with social workers. Some events are open to families at any stage of considering adoption, while others are limited to families with an approved homestudy who are ready to meet waiting children. In addition to adoption parties, MARE hosts information meetings for new families, matching meetings for social workers and approved families, and networking events with experienced families. Sometimes events are targeted towards specific populations of waiting children (such as teens, children with special needs, or siblings) or specific populations of families (LGBT community, families of color, or single parents.) Sign up to receive our communications to be notified of upcoming events as they are planned.

See Making the Most of an Adoption Party for tips.

Boston Matching Night

Thursday November 8th, 2018 6pm - 8pm
19 Needham St.
Newton, Massachusetts 02461

Westfield Adoption Party

Sunday November 4th, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield 28 W. Silver St.
Westfield, Massachusetts 01085

The Adoption Option

Sunday September 23rd, 2018 8:30am - 11:00am
50 Walkers Brook Dr.
Reading, Massachusetts 01867

Teen Adoption Party

Sunday October 21st, 2018 9am - 11am
121 Shrine Avenue
West Boylston, Massachusetts 01583

Trauma Tools: Creative Strategies For Working With Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma

Thursday October 18th, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church-90 Holden Street-Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts 01606