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.

The Adoption Option

 

SOCIAL WORKER REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

FAMILY REGISTRATION is CLOSED to in-process families. If you are a family just beginning to learn about adoption, we welcome you to attend as a walk-in!

 

We’re thrilled to back in person for this annual event, sponsored by our friends at Jordan’s Furniture!

 

This morning is open to ANY adult interested in learning more about adopting from foster care, as well as families who have begun the licensing process, waiting children, and their social workers. So no matter where you are at in considering adoption, there will be something for everyone.

 

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the process of adoption and get the answers to FAQ

  • Meet social workers from across the state and learn about waiting children

  • Speak with experienced families who have already adopted

  • Learn about the supports available to adoptive families

  • Participate in games, arts and crafts and activities with waiting children

 

If you're a social worker and you have any questions, please contact Emily Goldberger at emilyg@mareinc.org

 

If you're a family and you have any questions, please contact Ricardo L. Franco at ricardof@mareinc.org

 

For questions please contact Emily Goldberger at emilyg@mareinc.org