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Family Support

Here to make your life easier.

Liz Joyal

Director of Family Support Services

Mary Liz Nogueras

Outreach & Support Coordinator for Families of Color

Emily Goldberger

Family Support Services Coordinator 

We are here for you

Navigating adoption can feel overwhelming. Choosing to extend your family through adoption is one of the largest decisions you can make and the system is often complex. But it is a lot easier when you have a knowledgeable ally on your team, ready to help out.

Our Family Support team is ready to be with you every step of the way!

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Join our Family Support Services team in one of our "Explore Adoption" live webinars.




We consistently hear from families that the most helpful support in their adoption journey is from experienced families. That's why we created our Friend of the Family mentor program - so that you can get connected with a family who has "been there and done that" and can help give you the confidence you need to move forward.

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all the resources you need

Adoption and parenting can be complex. That's why we created our Learning Center to help families like you get all the information they need. It's full of helpful articles on starting the process, understanding adoption supports, transracial adoption, and much more. What are you waiting for? Go check it out!





If you are a Massachusetts family with a current, approved home study for foster care adoption, you can submit your home study for verification, allowing you access to an additional pool of waiting children who have not yet been legally freed. You will also benefit from our matching services once you are registered.

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The support available to adoptive families doesn't end once an adoption is finalized. There are still many post-adoption support resources and providers who would love to help you on your adoption journey.

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Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with MARE news, events, resources, and stories from adoptive families. Not only will you learn a lot, you will also join our amazingly supportive online community of adoptive families, advocates, and supporters.