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.

Roll On America: Adoption Meet & Greet

The Central Region Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) invite you to the 2020 Roll on America Adoption Meet & Greet! Join us to meet waiting children and sibling groups of all ages, and to speak with their social workers.


This event is intended for families who have completed MAPP and are currently working with an agency.

1/30/20 PLEASE NOTE: Registration for social workers and children is now closed. Families may continue to register.


The cost of skate rentals for families is $4.50 (there is no cost for waiting children and social workers).


Pizza and soda will be served.


A snow date is scheduled for February 23rd, 2020


Details to Remember

Roll On America
90 Duval Road, Route 2 @ Exit 34
Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523


February 9th, 2020
10:30am - 12:30pm

For questions please contact Emily Goldberger at