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.

Re-Envisioning MARE: New Leadership, New Solutions, Same Urgency


Join us for a virtual Meet & Greet with MARE's new Executive Director, Bridget Chiaruttini and Associate Director, Adriana Raines. They’ll explore their vision for the waiting children and teens in Massachusetts and some of the innovative ways MARE is responding to the evolving challenges in front of us. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from adoptive parent Mary Liz Nogueras and Board President, Dana Lehman, with plenty of time for Q&A.


We welcome supporters, community partners, non-profit colleagues and anyone invested in joining the conversation around MARE’s mission of ensuring permanency for our must vulnerable youth. 


To register, please email Adriana Raines at


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Meeting ID: 871 5934 6237
Passcode: 409254