Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange
MARE finds "a permanent place to call home" for children in foster care, including sibling groups and children who are traditionally harder to place. We do this by recruiting and supporting families throughout the adoption process, while targeting recruitment efforts to find families for specific children. So far, MARE has helped over 6,300 children join their "forever families."
News & Events
We are looking for a Communications & PR Specialist
You will be responsible for managing all aspects of non-digital production
for broad communications and public relations needs.

This position requires a bachelorís degree and 2-4 years' experience in writing for professional and public consumption, press release development, working with the media and general communications.

Read more about this position | Submit your resume

Effects of pre-natal substance exposure
October 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Home for Little Wanderers, 50 Redfield St. Dorchester, MA 02122

If you are a family interested in, or have questions about, adopting children from foster care
who were born with prenatal substance exposure, please join us for this presentation.

Shelly Sepulveda, RN and Professional Development Director at Tufts Medical Center NICU, along with Dana Lehman, former school principal and special education advocate, will share both their professional and personal experiences
with the children they adopted.

Please RSVP to Diane Tomaz

Harvest Adoption Party
Sunday, October 23, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hosted by: DCF Southern Regional ADLU with the support of the Stone Family Adoption
Assistance Fund & MARE
Near Bridgewater, MA (location given with confirmed RSVP)

Join children ages 4 Ė 16, their social workers and volunteers for a day of fun at this invitation only event!
This party is by invitation/RSVP only and families are requested to RSVP to confirm license status
and to receive additional details. If you are a licensed pre-adoptive family and are interested in attending,
please contact your social worker/agency to let them know you wish to attend & email Mary Ward or call 508-894-3963.

Westfield Adoption Party
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Boys & Girls Club. 28 South Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085

Meet waiting children ages 8 and up or younger children part of a sibling group, and
chat with social workers to learn about waiting children of all ages!

This party is for in-process or already homestudied families
More information | Family Registration | Social Workers Please contact Maurine Albano

Adoptive Families Meet and Greet
Sunday, December 4, 2016 9-11 am
Jordanís Furniture 100 Stockwell Dr. Avon, MA 02322

Interested in learning about adoption from foster care?
Come meet adoptive parents and their children in a fun and casual atmosphere! This is an event for those new to exploring adoption and interested in learning firsthand from the families who have gone through the process.

More information and registration

Thank you to our leading partners:

Jordan's Furniture