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 617-964-MARE (617-964-6273) 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.

Teen Adoption Party

Waiting families are invited to meet children and sibling groups over the age of ten who are looking to be adopted, and to speak with their social workers. The event is intended for families who have completed MAPP training.

Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Ultimate Obstacles
121 Shrine Avenue
West Boylston, MA 01583

Sunday, October 29th
from 9am - 11am

RSVP by October 25th

To register, please contact Emily Goldberger at: or 617-964-6273 x123



Western Mass Adoption Party

Families are invited to meet children and sibling groups of all ages who are waiting to be adopted, and to speak with their social workers. Whether you are considering adoption for the first time or have already completed MAPP training, this event is for you!

Westfield Boys & Girls Club
28 South Broad Street
Westfield, MA

Sunday, November 5th

Children and their workers arrive at 1:00pm

Interested families can join from 1:30pm - 3:30pm

RSVP by October 13th

Register Here!



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