In this time of public uncertainty, MARE is committed to continuing our mission to find adoptive homes for children and teens in foster care.

Read about MARE's COVID-19 response here

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.

Adoption & Foster Care Information Session

Please join us to learn about the great need for foster and adoptive homes in Massachusetts and the steps you can take to get involved. This information session will have general information, as well as a special presentation on the growing need for foster and adoptive homes for trans and gender non-conforming youth. Hear from a panel of speakers including parents, professionals, and youth followed by discussion and information on getting started in the process. Everyone is welcome and LGBTQ adults are strongly encouraged to attend!


This event will be hosted by More Than Words. Light refreshments will be served.


About More Than Words

More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.



Details to Remember:

More Than Words
242 East Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02118

Nearby public transport options include the Red Line to Broadway, Orange Line to Back Bay, and 9, 11, 43, and 47 busses.



For questions please contact Diane Tomaz at