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.

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

Lawrence Matching Night

Come and meet adoption workers and supervisors and learn about waiting children. This is an adult only event. No waiting children will be present.

Lawrence DCF
280 Merrimack Street- 2nd floor conference room
Lawrence, MA 01843

Thursday, December 7th
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


*This event is for families who have completed MAPP training and are currently working with an agency.*

Please RSVP to Victoria Tucker:
617-964-6273 x120


Boston Matching Night

Waiting families are invited to meet with social workers and learn about children and sibling groups over the age of six who are waiting to be adopted. This event is for families who have completed MAPP training. There will be no waiting children at this event.

Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange

19 Needham Street, Suite 206
Newton, MA 02461

Tuesday, January 23rd
from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

(Snow date is January 30th, 2018)

Please RSVP by Monday, January 22nd.

For questions or to RSVP, please contact Emily Goldberger at or 617-964-6273 x123.

MARE - Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc. - 19 Needham Street, Suite 206, Newton, MA 02461
617-964-MARE (6273) – 1-800-882-1176 – Fax: 617-542-1006

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