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Adopt from Foster Care

Becoming an adoptive parent is the most direct way to help kids in need of adoptive homes. It takes perseverance, courage, and grit. And it is 100% worth it. Create a MARE account or learn more about adoption to get started.

Be a Host Family

You can build transformative relationships without necessarily becoming an adoptive parent through our Weekend Family Connections program. You will host a youth in residential foster care two weekend nights a month.





Join the Neighborhood

There are hundreds of kids in need of adoptive homes, but never enough families to adopt them. You can help change that by joining our community of supporters, do-gooders, and collaborators called The Neighborhood. You'll receive simple actions you can take to raise awareness and make a difference each month.

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Share Your Story

One of the best ways to raise awareness is by sharing your personal experience with adoption and foster care. Whether you are a parent or adopted individual we would love to work with you to share your story.


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Raise awareness in your every day life by purchasing a shirt (or two!) from the MARE store. While you are there, check out our Fostering Creativity Collection which features the messages and artwork of youth who have experienced foster care.

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We rely on community support in order to find adoptive homes for children and teens in foster care. Your support is crucial to changing the lives of kids in foster care and providing support to families.


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Become a Sponsor

Organizations and businesses can contribute to MARE's mission by becoming corporate sponsors. By becoming a MARE Sponsor, you will help kids in foster care find the permanence, love, and support they need to thrive. 

Learn more about our sponsorship options on our Sponsorships Overview page.


Volunteer - Photo/Videos

We welcome volunteers interested in offering their time and talents. We continually seek trained professional photographers and videographers for the Heart Gallery child recruitment portraits, event photography and Video Snapshots of waiting children.  For information about volunteer Photography and Videography opportunities, please complete this Volunteer Photographer and Videographer Application.  For additional questions contact Ana Eira at (617) 964-6273 ext. 119.



Other Ways to Get Involved

  • Become a Board Member
  • Join our Youth Advisory Council
  • Partner your organization with us to help raise awareness about adoption from foster care


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