We encourage social workers from Massachusetts to register their families' completed home studies with MARE after license approval. Any family with a completed home study must make sure they have created an account/register as a prospective parent on MARE's website. Please remind the family to do so if they have not already.


Families eligible for home study registration are those open to the groups of children MARE specializes in recruiting-children 5 years and older, youth of color, sibling groups, teenagers, and those with complex emotional, developmental or medical needs.


     Once a family's home study is registered with MARE:

  • Their child’s interest criteria will be compared with all of the waiting children registered with MARE to identify prospective matches statewide.
  • If a potential match is identified, MARE will forward a summary of the family’s home study to the child’s social workers, with a cc: to the family's resource social worker.
  • A summary of the waiting family and their child interest characteristics will be shared with supervisors statewide
  • Registered families benefit from the opportunity to attend invite-only events including small matching events and Family Support activities.

Be sure to let us know of any changes in the family’s status or matching criteria and to submit any updates made to the home study. The more current the information that we have, the better we will be able to help facilitate a match.

For questions regarding home study registration, please contact  Ricardo Franco, Director of Family Support Services.


Only social workers can register families' homestudies. If you're a social worker, either log in or create an account