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Explore Adoption Webinars

Join Emily Goldberger, Family Support Services Coordinator, for an engaging LIVE presentation that will tell you what you need to know about the adoption from foster care process in MA and direct you on next steps to take to move forward in the process.


Explore Adoption Webinar

Join Liz Joyal, Director of Family Support Services, for a recorded webinar. This engaging presentation that will tell you what you need to know about the adoption from foster care process in MA and direct you on next steps to take to move forward in the process. If you are looking for a place to ask questions in real-time, please sign up for our LIVE Explore Adoption Webinar instead.

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TBRI Adoptive Parent Training

MARE invites pre/adoptive and recently placed families to a series of Trauma Informed Parenting virtual trainings facilitated by Fostering Hope’s TBRI® practitioners. This opportunity is intended for Massachusetts pre/adoptive families who have completed MAPP training or families recently placed.

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6/9 - 10AM-12PM

Western Region Matching Event

Please join us to meet waiting children ages 12 and up from the Western Region. Activities will include Roller Skating, TEAM Laser Tag and Arts and Crafts. Waiting children attending will receive pizza and a drink. This event is open to families who are in any stage of the adoption process or are already licensed to adopt from foster care.

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6/22 - 10am-1pm

Pride Celebration and Matching Event

MARE invites you to our in-person LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration and Matching Event! Please join us in celebrating the youth and families that identify as part of this community. If you are an affirming family that has completed MAPP or are licensed to adopt from foster care living in Massachusetts, a New England state, or New York, please join us to connect with and/or learn more about our amazing youth and inquire with their social workers about potential matches for your family.

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6/26 - 6:30pm-8pm

Southern Region Meet & Greet

Please join us to meet with social workers in the Southern region to speak about waiting children! Families who are currently in MAPP training or beyond in the home study process are welcome to attend.

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7/13/24 - 9:30am-12pm

Roller Skate Meet & Greet

The Central Region DCF and MARE invite you to a roller skating meet and greet! Join us to meet waiting children and sibling groups of all ages, and to speak with their social workers. Skates will be provided to all children and families at no cost!

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6/20, 7/18, & 8/15 - 7-8pm

"Ask Me, I Did It" - A Virtual Interactive Event with Experienced Families

Join us for a virtual interactive event series, featuring experienced adoptive families on the third Thursdays of the month this summer from 7-8 PM. If you are pursuing adoption from foster care in Massachusetts, whether you are taking MAPP training, waiting for a match, or already placed, please join us to learn more about the experience of families who have already adopted. This will be an interactive panel style virtual event with the opportunity for Q&A.

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FORE! the Youth Golf Tournament

Join us for a wonderful day of sport, food, and fun for an important cause! The 16th Annual Fore the Youth!