MARE in the News

Adoption Information Event Highlights Adoption Experience
Adoption Information Event Highlights Adoption Experience

Northampton, MA – The Forbes Library is hosting an event on Saturday, June 24 to help the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) spread the word about the need for adoptive families. This free informational event is open to anyone considering adoption from foster care. Come hear about the adoption experience from a panel of experienced parents and from adoption professional and…

Heart Gallery exhibit raises adoption awareness
Heart Gallery exhibit raises adoption awareness

Two local non-profits are teaming up for the month of June to help find permanent families for Massachusetts children in foster care.

The United Way of Greater New Bedford and the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) are working together to display the Heart Gallery, a travelling display of striking portraits featuring foster youth seeking adoption.

The main display…

Jordan’s Furniture Hosts “The Adoption Option” to Find Adoptive Homes for Children in Foster Care
Jordan’s Furniture Hosts “The Adoption Option” to Find Adoptive Homes for Children in Foster Care

(Reading, MA) – Have you ever thought about adopting a child or sibling group? There are over 800 children in Massachusetts who are wait-ing for adoption right now. To learn if you may be the parent a child is waiting for, come to “The Adoption Option,” Sunday, October 1, 8:30-11:00 am, at Jordan’s Furniture, 50 Walker’s Brook Dr., Reading,…

An Enchanting Day for Children and Families
An Enchanting Day for Children and Families

(Avon, MA) – How many opportunities do you get in life to ice skate in July, especially when you live in New England? More than 80 families and 86 children are among those who can make such a claim thanks to a unique event hosted by Jordan’s Furniture. The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) brought together waiting children and waiting families on Sunday, July 23, at…

Local Team Supports Foster Children One Step at a Time
Local Team Supports Foster Children One Step at a Time

Springfield, MA – There are many ways to support foster children. You can impact the life of child as a social worker, foster parent, adoptive parent, advocate, service provider or other resource. You may be surprised to learn that this list also includes lacing up your walking or running shoes. One of the most impactful ways to contribute to a waiting child is to help create a sense of…

MARE Event Aims to Connect Foster Children and Parents Together
MARE Event Aims to Connect Foster Children and Parents Together

 

WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) - WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) - The Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange hosted an adoption party this evening, to bring children and prospective parents closer together.

The Massachusetts Adoption…

Jordan’s Furniture Hosts Beanstalk Adoption Party for Children in Foster Care and Prospective Families
Jordan’s Furniture Hosts Beanstalk Adoption Party for Children in Foster Care and Prospective Families

(Reading, MA) –There are over 800 children in Massachusetts who are waiting for adoption right now. To help children needing adoptive homes meet families that are ready to parent, Jordan’s Furniture is hosting a special adoption party this Sunday, March 26, from 8:30 - 11:00 am, at Jordan’s Furniture, 50 Walker’s Brook Dr., Reading, MA. This event is by invitation only.…

HomeBrew Showcase
HomeBrew Showcase

SPRINGFIELD – A charity Homebrew Showcase will take place Aug. 5, 1 to 3 p.m., at Paddy’s Irish Pub, 1060 Wilbraham Road.

            The event will allow amateur brewers in the area the opportunity to share their talents and network with other homebrewers in a stress-free, fun, laid-back atmosphere while raising money…

Mayor Domenic Sarno Proclaims November National Adoption Month
Mayor Domenic Sarno Proclaims November National Adoption Month

(Springfield, MA) – On Thursday, November 2nd, at 10:30 AM, Mayor Sarno of Springfield will hold a reception to highlight the need for foster and adoptive parents in Western Massachusetts. The second annual celebration will open National Adoption Month in Springfield. The event will feature stories from adoptive parents and adopted youth, as we seek to raise awareness of the need for…

Jordan’s Furniture Hosts Beanstalk Adoption Party
Jordan’s Furniture Hosts Beanstalk Adoption Party

 

 

(Reading, MA) –There are over 850 children in Massachusetts who are waiting for adoption right now. To help children needing adoptive homes meet families that are ready to parent, Jordan’s Furniture is hosting a special adoption party on Sunday, March 25, from…

Starting a family with a phone call: Exploring adoption from foster care during National Foster Care Month

WILMINGTON — Of the 9,600 children in the Massa­chusetts foster care system, 850 are not connected to a potential adoptive home. Af­ter years of decline, the num­ber of children entering the U.S. foster care system nationally is again on the rise, with 437,500 children in foster care nationwide in 2016, according to the U.S. Administration for Children and…

Annual Walk/Run for Adoption Helps Local Children Find Adoptive Homes  Jordan’s Furniture to Host 5K
Annual Walk/Run for Adoption Helps Local Children Find Adoptive Homes Jordan’s Furniture to Host 5K

Taunton, MA - Jordan’s Furniture, New England’s premiere furniture retailer, is hosting the 9th Annual Walk/Run for Adoption on Sunday, May 20 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at its Taunton facility. This event will benefit the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) in its ongoing mission to find adoptive homes for children and teens waiting in foster…

Fenway Park Event Hits a Home Run for Waiting Massachusetts Foster Children Jordan’s Furniture to Host Adoption Party
Fenway Park Event Hits a Home Run for Waiting Massachusetts Foster Children Jordan’s Furniture to Host Adoption Party

 

June 3rd, 2018

Boston, MA - Jordan’s Furniture, New England’s premiere furniture retailer, is hosting the Fenway Park Adoption Grand Slam event in Boston on Sunday, June 3rd.This event will benefit Massachusetts foster children awaiting adoption and the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)…

Local Event Finds Permanent Homes for Foster Children with Special Needs
Local Event Finds Permanent Homes for Foster Children with Special Needs

ANDOVER, Mass - On Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) hosted its 9th annual Ironstone Adoption Party for children with special needs. This unique adoption event brought more than twenty foster youth with a range of physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities together with DCF social workers and prospective adoptive families for a day…

Two Organizations Helping Cape Foster Kids Find Permanent Families
Two Organizations Helping Cape Foster Kids Find Permanent Families

PROVINCETOWN- Officials with the Provincetown Public Library and the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, are teaming up for the month of August to help find permanent families for local children in foster care.

“Since 2005 one of the ways in which we have been making connections is through our ‘Heart Gallery’ which is a striking display of foster youth currently…

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange Takes Commitment to Inclusive Programming to Pride Week 2018 to Debunk Adoption Myths
Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange Takes Commitment to Inclusive Programming to Pride Week 2018 to Debunk Adoption Myths

 

Boston, MA – From June 1 to June 9, the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) will join Boston community members attending events across the city to celebrate Pride Week 2018. MARE’s goal is to celebrate the positive changes that have come through inclusive programming for all children and families while providing education…

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange Hosts Book Reading Event During Family Week
Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange Hosts Book Reading Event During Family Week

(Provincetown, MA) –Families come in all shapes and sizes and the way in which families are formed happens in as many different ways. The countless options range from traditional conception to enhanced traditional conception, surrogacy, foreign and domestic adoption, foster care and family engagement. Regardless of the path that one chooses, there is a conscious choice to become a family,…