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.

12th Annual Jordan’s Furniture Walk/Run for Adoption

Saturday May 1st, 2021 to Sunday May 16th, 2021

Virtual, Massachusetts

MARE Adoption Information Stations

First Saturday of each month of April, May, June, & July 11:00am - 4:00pm
Jordan's Furniture Stores
Avon, Reading & Natick, Massachusetts

TBRI® Adoptive Parent Training with MARE

Thursday, March 4th – 6pm - 9pm Saturday, April 10th – 9am - 12pm Tuesday, May 11th – 6pm - 9pm Saturday, June 5th – 9am - 12pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

Statewide Social Worker Matching Meeting Featuring Waiting Children Ages 10+

Friday May 14th, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

Virtual Information Session: How to Adopt From Foster Care

Thursday May 20th, 2021 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Virtual, Massachusetts