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



Dust off your shoes, walkers and runners! After a long winter, it’s time for us to get outside - and make a difference while doing it! 

Join us for the 12th Annual Jordan’s Furniture Walk/Run for Adoption! This 5K event raises money for the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE), a nonprofit that finds adoptive homes for children in foster care. 


Following the success of last year’s virtual event, we’re excited to be hosting the 5K virtually again this year. We want all participants to feel safe while still having fun and being a part of something great. Distance can't stop us from making a difference! 


So join us from wherever you are, whenever you can, to walk and run for adoption between May 1st and May 16thYou can complete your 5K at any time during the two weeks leading up to the 16th, whether you're on a treadmill, on a trail, or in your neighborhood. With new fundraising incentives, raffle prizes, and even a free t-shirt when you register early, there are lots of ways for you to get creative and have fun with this year’s event! Early-bird registration has been extended until April 16th, so be sure to register now to receive your free adoption awareness t-shirt!


More information about how to register, helpful tips, and how to use the new platform, GiveLively, will be on our registration page.


Register Today!


If you have questions about registration, email Danielle Conti at