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.

Story Time


Come join the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) for a live book reading at the Provincetown Library by Dr. Philip McAdoo. Dr. McAdoo is a former actor, Broadway performer, singer, LGBTQ activist and co-writer of the children’s book Every Child Deserves… Children of all ages and families are invited to listen and learn about children in foster care and the need for different types of families that can offer the love and joy all children deserve. MARE staff and experienced adoptive families will be present to answer questions and provide information about adoption from foster care, in Massachusetts, following the reading. Light refreshments will be provided during and after the event. Have you ever thought about adopting or perhaps you’re ready to expand your family? You won’t want to miss this fun and informative event.


Please RSVP for planning purposes to or please feel free to drop-in if you are in the area.

Provincetown Library 356 Commercial Street
For more information, call Diane Tomaz at (617) 964-6273 x114