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.

Teen Adoption Party

Teen Adoption Party (Central Region)

The DCF Central Region Adoption Collaborative and the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) invite you to a Teen Adoption Party!

Join us to meet waiting children and sibling groups from the Central Region over the age of ten. Activities at the event will be fun and interactive, and will include running obstacle courses like those seen on “American Ninja Warrior.”* Participation is not mandatory and you are also welcome to watch the athletics while chatting with children and social workers.

This event is intended for families who are currently enrolled in MAPP or are further along in the process.

Please contact Emily Goldberger with questions.

*Please wear sneakers if you plan on participating.


121 Shrine Avenue
Massachusetts 01583
For more information, call Emily Goldberger at (617) 964-6273 x123