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Family Homestudy

Verification & Registration


Please Note

The information below applies to families who have created a MARE account. If you have yet to create an account with MARE, please do so before submitting your homestudy.

Homestudy Registration

If you are a Massachusetts family with a current home study for foster care adoption, and you are approved for the placement of children 6 years old and older, sibling groups, children with disabilities or complex needs, or older youth of color you can submit your home study for registration to support your social worker’s matching efforts.

When you home study is registered, you will have access to see all children registered with MARE and our Child Services Coordinators will be able to identify your family for potential matches through our database. We also send a summary of home studies registered with MARE to DCF’s adoption supervisors and children’s social workers of contracted agencies for consideration of potential matches with the children in their regions. Please email your home study to

Homestudy Verification

All other home studies can be sent for verification, allowing you access to see and inquire about all children registered with MARE (including children whose goal is adoption but are still at legal risk). Please email your home study to  

For Families Outside Massachusetts

Families from other New England states and New York can also submit their home study for consideration. Please email your home study to