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.

Southern Region Matching Night

This matching event is open to families who have completed MAPP training or further along in the process, to come learn about children of all ages who are being recruited for out of the Southern region.


No waiting children will be present at this event.


Refreshments and Light Snacks will be provided.


Social workers are welcome to bring boards and profiles of waiting children who will be presented.


Registration is now closed. Please use the email below to contact Rebecca Raposa with any questions.


Details to Remember:
DCF Southern Regional Office
110 Mulberry Street
2nd Floor Conference Room
Brockton, MA 02302 


October 2nd, 2019



For questions please contact Rebecca Raposa at