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.

Beanstalk Adoption Party

Sunday March 24th, 2019 8:30am - 11:00am
50 Walkers Brook Drive
Reading, Massachusetts

Teen Adoption Party

Saturday April 27th, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
100 Bigelow Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

Sensory Friendly Adoption Party

Sunday April 28th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
287 Washington Street
Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703

Spring Adoption Party

Saturday May 18th, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
279 Reservoir Street
Holden, Massachusetts 01520

The 10th Annual Jordan's Furniture Walk/Run for Adoption Benefiting MARE

Sunday May 19th, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
450 Revolutionary Drive
East Taunton, Massachusetts 02718