MARE Hosted Events

Throughout the year, MARE hosts events statewide to connect and support social workers, waiting children and prospective adoptive families. Please subscribe to our events newsletter to be notified of upcoming opportunities as they are scheduled.

Adoption Matching Events – These casual, interactive mixers provide 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. Some events are planned for specific populations of waiting children (such as teens, children with special needs, or siblings) or specific populations of families (LGBT families, families of color, or single parents). We encourage families who are licensed to bring a hard copy of their Family Profile to in-person events or to email it when attending virtual matching events. To download a template of the Family Profile click here.

Family Support Events – Through trainings, webinars, panels and peer to peer support, prospective adoptive families at any stage in the process can continue to build their knowledge and network of support.

Fundraising Events – Be a part of bringing a child or teen home to their adoptive family by participating on one of MARE’s fundraising and community building events.

TBRI® Adoptive Parent Training with MARE 2021 - 2022

Saturday, September 25th, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm Wednesday, January 12th, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

TBRI® Training Session 4: Empowering Principles

Wednesday December 8th, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

TBRI® Training Session 5: Correcting Principles

Wednesday January 12th, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual, Massachusetts