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.

2018 Western Mass Adoption Party

Join us for an adoption party, where you can meet children waiting for adoption and learn about adoption from foster care!


Light refreshments will be served. 


If you are a family considering adoption, please note that walk-ins are welcome!


* Registration is now closed. *

InterSkate 91, 2043 Boston Road
Massachusetts 01095
For more information, call Anna Collins at (617) 964-6273 x 110