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). We encourage families who are licensed to bring a hard copy of their Family Profile to in-person events or to email it when attending virtual matching events. To download a template of the Family Profile click here.
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.
Adoption Process Information Sessions
MARE is hosting regular virtual information sessions for Massachusetts residents about the adoption from foster care process. MARE is not a licensing agency, but as a support agency we are able to guide you on next steps of your adoption journey. Join Liz Joyal, Family Support Services Coordinator, for an engaging info session that will tell you what you need to know about the adoption from foster care process in MA and direct you on next steps to take to move forward in the process.
Register for the session of your choice by clicking on desired date and Liz will be in contact with you with the Zoom link. Meetings will include 30 minutes of presentation with time for Q&A afterwards.