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MARE Events


Explore Adoption Webinars

Join Liz Joyal, Family Support Services Coordinator, for an 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.

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9/19/23 - 6:00pm-8:00pm

Statewide Virtual Sibling Matching Event

Families who are home studied or in the process of being home studied are invited to attend this event where siblings sets from all 5 regions of MA will be presented by their adoption workers. Plenty of time will be allowed in "break out rooms" for your questions.

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9/28/23 - 5:30pm-7:30pm

Fostering Creativity Youth Art Showcase

Fostering Creativity is a public awareness campaign that seeks to empower those who have experienced foster care to share their perspective with the world. Youth will create are that will help raise awareness about foster care and adoption. The created artwork will be displayed at a Showcase Event in September that all youth artists will be invited to attend. Additionally, MARE will feature the submitted art as part of a public awareness campaign.

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10/1/23 - 8:30am-11:00am

The Adoption Option

We’re pleased to invite you to our annual adoption Meet and Greet 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 in considering adoption, this event is for you.

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TBRI Trainings

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 is a small-group, practical training, and participants are asked to be available on camera throughout the session, if possible. This opportunity is intended for Massachusetts pre/adoptive families who have completed MAPP training or families recently placed.

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11/5/23 - 1:00pm-3:00pm

Western Region Adoption Matching Event

DCF of Western region along with MARE invite you to attend an "In-Person" Adoption Matching event. Meet, engage with and learn more about waiting children ages 5 and up. The children's adoption workers will also present and they will be able to give you more information about the children. Activities will include games, arts and crafts, face painting, jewelry making and much more. Pizza and drinks will be served.