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.

Story Time at Provincetown

Please join the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) for a live book reading. National drag personality, Miss Richfield, will be reading both Happy Adoption Day and Loves Makes a Family.


Children of all ages and families are invited to listen and learn about children in foster care and the need for different types of families that can offer the love and joy all children deserve. The book reading will begin at 2:00 pm in the Children's Area of the Library. Light refreshments will be provided during and after the event.


Have you ever thought about adopting or perhaps you're ready to expand your family? MARE staff and experienced families will be present to provide information about adoption from foster care, in Massachusetts, following the reading. You won't want to miss this fun and informative event!


Details to Remember

Provincetown Library
356 Commercial St
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657


August 1st
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm