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.

Community Resources for Adoptive Families

Please join us for a panel presentation of Community Resources for Adoptive Families:


Grace Chapel
Room 105 in the Adult Learning Center
2 Militia Dr.
Lexington, MA


February 9th, 2019
9am - 11am


The event will feature adoption professionals presenting information on the topics of mental health services, respite care, support groups, and more.


Light refreshments will be served. Any family in the foster to adopt process is welcome!


Please contact Diane Tomaz with questions or to RSVP at or at 617-964-6273 x114.


Details to Remember:

2 Militia Dr.
Massachusetts 02421
For more information, call Diane Tomaz at (617) 964-6273 x114