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.

Walk/Run for Adoption

The 11th Annual Jordan's Furniture Walk/Run for Adoption benefiting MARE will be on Sunday May 17th!


For more information and to register, please visit


Check-in begins at 9:30 am at Jordan's Furniture in East Taunton, 450 Revolutionary Drive. The after race party will include music, fun and games, raffles and prizes, a buffet lunch and a myriad of mingling Heroes.


Registration is $35, toddlers and babies under 3 are free, children ages 3-12 and social workers can register for a $15 reduced fee using a special code found on the online registration form. This event is a benefit to raise money and awareness for MARE.