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.) See Making the Most of an Adoption Party for tips.

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.

Western Mass Special Needs Adoption Party

Sunday September 22nd, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
444 Dwight St.
Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

Southern Region Matching Night

Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
110 Mulberry Street
Brockton, Massachusetts 02302

The Adoption Option

Sunday October 6th, 2019 8:30am - 11:00am
50 Walkers Brook Drive
Reading, Massachusetts 01867

Ninja Warrior Adoption Party

Sunday October 20th, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
121 Shrine Ave.
West Boylston, Massachusetts 01583

Boys and Girls Club Adoption Meet and Greet

Sunday November 3rd, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
25 South Broad St.
Westfield, Massachusetts 01085