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.

Summer Skate Adoption Party

Join us for an adoption party, where you can meet waiting children of all ages and connect with social workers. This party will feature the Enchanted Ice at Jordan's Furniture, games, arts and crafts, board games, face painting, balloon animals, temporary tattoos, stilt walker, reindeer games, and rink games! A continental breakfast will also be served.

All families who are currently in or have completed
MAPP training are invited to attend!

Sunday, July 23rd
9:00am - 11:00am

Jordan's Furniture
100 Stockwell Dr.
Avon, MA 02322

Register Here!

Pre-party Informational Meeting
If you are a homestudied family, you are encouraged to attend this pre-party informational meeting where you can meet social workers and learn about the children who will be attending the adoption event on July 23rd. Hear about the kids, connect with social workers, and ask questions! No waiting children will be present at this event.

Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, July 18th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Hockomock Area YMCA
300 Elmwood St.
North Attleboro, MA 02760

To RSVP for the pre-party event, email Rebecca Clegg

Please RSVP by July 14th

If you have any questions, please email us:

Adoption Party

Join children, teens, their social workers,
and friends for a day of horseback riding!

This small adoption party is open to any family who is interested in adopting or learning about adopting a child from foster care with special needs.

Join us and participate in fun activities with children, learn about the adoption process if you are new to adoption, and network with social workers and other families. Children attending will have the opportunity to ride a horse, guided by Ironstone Farm staff. Families can also learn about different supportive resources available in the community for children with special needs

Pizza and beverages will be provided!

Ironstone Farm
450 Lowell St.
Andover, MA

Sunday, August 6th
from 11:00am - 1pm

Families Register Here!

Children and Social Workers Register Here!

Please RSVP by August 3rd

*All children attending Ironstone who plan to ride will need a permission/medical form
filled out that will be sent upon registering. *

Please contact Victoria Tucker if you have any questions: or 617-542-3678 x13

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