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The following informational or training events are hosted by agencies that work in partnership with MARE, listed by region. Contact the host for additional information or registration.


Adoption/Foster Care Information Sessions


Third Thursday of the Month, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Learn more about the foster care and adoption process through the Department of Children and Families from the comfort of your own home!

These meetings will be held virtually through WebEx on the third Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:00 PM 

Please RSVP via email to Carolla Sanderson at and you will receive the call in details.

For questions, please


DCF Information Event 


Second Wednesday of the Month, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Central Regional ADLU hosts a virtual Informational the second Wednesday of every month from 6:00 -7:00 pm. The Informational requires pre-registration. Once registered, an applicant will be sent the WebEx link to participate.

For registration please email Heather Whitcomb.


January 2023 ADLU Matching Event

Journey Community Church 25 Belmont St
Worchester, Massachusetts 01606

Tuesday January 10th, 2023, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join us for a meet and greet with adoption workers and supervisors from central MA! Bring copies of your one-page profile. Please note this is an adults-only event. 

For more information, please contact Carlos Cunningham at

Snow date: January 17th


DCF Information Event


Monthly event, beginning in August.

The ADLU will host monthly virtual info sessions beginning in August.  

For more information, please contact Fredia Torrence


DCF Information Event

DCF Western Regional Office 140 High Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

For information about upcoming meetings please call DCF at 1-800-543-7508

For questions, please contact