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.

Beanstalk Adoption Meet & Greet

Please join us for an active, fun-filled morning at the Jordan’s Furniture ropes course!


This Meet and Greet is for families who have begun MAPP training and beyond, children and teens of all ages, and their social workers.  Families will have opportunities to get to know waiting children, network with social workers throughout the state, and meet with experienced adoptive families.  Children and teens will enjoy the ropes course, live animal programs, arts and crafts, table games and more. Light refreshments will be served.


All waiting children MUST be registered for recruitment with MARE in order to attend this event (no exceptions.)  Child registration will close on March 2nd.


Details to Remember

Jordan's Furniture
50 Walkers Brook Dr.
Reading, Massachusetts 01867


March 15th, 2020
8:30am - 11:00am

For questions please contact Bridget Chiaruttini at