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.

The Adoption Option

This event is for anyone interested in adopting children or sibling groups from foster care. You will be able to learn about the adoption process, meet waiting children and their social workers, and talk with families who have adopted. There will also be games, food, and fun!

Orientation sessions will be held at 9:00am and 9:30am.

Jordan's Furniture

50 Walker's Brook Dr.
Reading, MA

Sunday, October 1st
8:30am - 11:00am

Register Here!

The deadline for child registration is Friday September, 22nd.




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 with an approved homestudy.

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

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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