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.

Virtual Matching Event for Waiting Families Featuring Children of Color



Virtual Matching Event for Families
Featuring Children of Color


Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm


MARE and the Boston Region Department of Children and Families (DCF) invite you to a virtual matching event featuring children of color!


If you are a family that is currently enrolled in MAPP or further along in the process, please join us for the opportunity to learn more about waiting children and sibling groups of color (ages 5+).


The event will take place over Zoom. You will have the opportunity to hear from social workers in the Boston Region about waiting children on their caseload and speak with them about potential matches for your family. Once you register, information on how to join the event over Zoom will be sent to you.




Social workers
For questions please contact Janet Labadie-Kelley at


For questions please contact Emily Goldberger at