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…

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…