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.

Adoption Party

Interested in adopting?
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 Farms

450 Lowell Street
Andover, MA

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

Register Here!

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 617-964-6273 x120

Southern Region
Matching Night

Presenting sibling groups of all ages!

Waiting families are invited to meet with social workers and learn about sibling groups of all ages who are waiting to be adopted. This event is for families with an approved homestudy and is intended for adults only. There will be no waiting children at this event.

Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Morton Hospital
Margaret Stone Conference Room
88 Washington Street
Taunton, MA 02780

Tuesday, August 8th
from 6:00pm - 8pm

Register Here!

Please contact Rebecca Clegg if you have any questions: or 617-964-6273 x122

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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