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.

Adoption Process Information Sessions - 11/8

Tuesday November 8th, 2022 7:00pm -

Virtual, Massachusetts

Adoption Process Information Sessions - 11/17

Thursday November 17th, 2022 12:00pm -

Virtual, Massachusetts

Adoption Process Information Sessions

Thursday 8/18 at 12:00pm Thursday 8/25 at 7:00pm Thursday 9/8 at 12:00pm Tuesday 9/20 at 7:00pm Tuesday 9/27 at 12:00pm Wednesday 10/12 at 12:00pm Tuesday 10/18 at 7:00pm Friday 10/28 at 12:00pm Tuesday 11/8 at 7:00pm Thursday 11/17@12:00pm Tuesday 12/6 @12:00pm Wednesday 12/14 @7:00pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

TBRI® Trauma Informed Parenting Training with MARE 2022

Saturday, September 17th, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday, October 12th, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Wednesday, November 9th, 2022, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Wednesday, January 11th, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

Healing Homes: Part 1 - Family Dynamics, Seasonal Triggers, and Celebrating Diversity During the Holiday Season.

Tuesday November 29th, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

Matching Event for Social Workers and Families Featuring Children and Sibling Groups from Boston Region

Wednesday November 30th, 2022 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary 500 Walk Hill St
Mattapan, Massachusetts 02126

Adoption Process Information Sessions - 12/6

Tuesday December 6th, 2022 12:00pm -

Virtual, Massachusetts

Virtual Matching Event for Waiting Families Featuring Children of Color

Tuesday December 6th, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

TBRI® Training Session 4: Empowering Principles

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

Virtual, Massachusetts

December 2022 Statewide Social Worker Matching Meeting

Friday December 9th, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual, Massachusetts

Adoption Process Information Sessions - 12/14

Wednesday December 14th, 2022 7:00pm -

Virtual, Massachusetts

TBRI® Training Session 5: Correcting Principles

Wednesday January 11th, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual, Massachusetts