The events listed below are either sponsored by MARE or by other organizations. MARE is not responsible for changes made to the event listings for other organizations. For each event, please note the sponsoring organization and appropriate contact to direct questions and comments. For any MARE event, please call 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or 1-800-882-1176 for more information.

If you would like to post an event on the MARE website, please click here. Please note that MARE will review submissions and only post applicable events.

Families: please read "How to make the most of an adoption party" for tips on how to interact with waiting children at these events.

Family Fun Day

Have you already had a child placed with your family? Family Fun Day is a great way to meet other pre-adoptive families like yours! This MARE sponsored event, made possible by the generosity of the Discovery Museums, gives parents and kids alike the opportunity to celebrate their journey and grow their adoption community.

This event is for any pre-adoptive family that has already had a child placed with them. Come meet other pre-adoptive families and then explore the museum together. There's plenty to do both indoors and outside on their 4.5 acre campus. Click here to learn more about their exhibits. All day passes are FREE of charge to pre-registered MARE families.

Saturday, May 13th
10:00am - 12:00 pm

The Discovery Museums
177 Main Street (Rt. 27) 
Acton, MA 01720


Space is limited!

RSVP to Diane Tomaz

DCF Central Adoption Party

The DCF Central Massachusetts Adoption Collaborative invites you to join them for an adoption party. They are planning a great day for the kids, and you are invited to join the fun, meet many of the area’s waiting children, and talk with their social workers.

Open to families who have already begun the adoption process.

Saturday, May 20th
10:00am - 1:00pm

Holden Chapel
279 Reservoir St.
Holden, MA

We ask families attending the party to please bring a nut-free dessert or healthy snack to share. This party is rain or shine as we have access to an indoor facility on the premises.

There will be a pre-party Matching Meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd from 6 – 8 PM at the Central Regional Office located at 13 Sudbury St in Worcester where families can learn about specific children coming to the party from Adoption Supervisors. Please call 508-929-2143 to register for the Match Meeting and for specifics about parking.

For more information, call Eileen Griffin at 978-353-3629

MARE - Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc. - 45 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301
617-54-ADOPT (542-3678) – 1-800-882-1176 – Fax: 617-542-1006

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