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® Trauma Informed Parenting Training with MARE 2022

Saturday, February 12th, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday, March 9th, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Wednesday, April 13th, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Wednesday, May 11th, 2022, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm Wednesday, June 8th, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

Ask Me, I did it: Parenting Adopted LGBTQ+ Children/Youth

Thursday January 20th, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

Virtual Matching Night for Waiting Families Featuring Youth from the Boston Region

Thursday January 27th, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

Virtual Matching Night Featuring Youth with Special Needs

Wednesday February 2nd, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

TBRI® Training Session 1: General Overview of TBRI Principles and Applications to Daily Life

Saturday February 12th, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

Virtual February Social Worker Matching Meeting featuring Western Region Children

Thursday February 17th, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

TBRI® Training Session 2: Impact of Trauma on Building Trust

Wednesday March 9th, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

TBRI® Training Session 3: Connecting Principles

Wednesday April 13th, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

TBRI® Training Session 4: Empowering Principles

Wednesday May 11th, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

TBRI® Training Session 5: Correcting Principles

Wednesday June 8th, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual, Massachusetts