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.

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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.

Talking About Open Adoption

Join us for a panel discussion of the benefits and challenges of open adoption. Hear from adoptive families who have helped their children maintain relationships with their birth parents, siblings, and other relatives.

50 Redfield St. #301
Dorchester, MA 02122

March 25th, 10am - 12pm

**This event is now full**

Please contact Diane Tomaz with any questions you may have:

Adventure Party

Featuring the Bean Stalk Adventure Ropes Course at Jordan's Furniture

Waiting children and sibling groups of all ages! Families must be currently attending MAPP class or further along in the process

A private event for waiting children and families at the ropes course, sporting 30 exciting activities that include zig-zag beams, spaghetti hand lines, angled rope ladders, crisscross walks and more, all located within the Jordan's Furniture store in Reading, MA. For younger adventurers, there's BeanSprout™, a specially designed course for children ages 2-7. Other activities will include foosball tables, bubble hockey and arts & crafts. Please wear sneakers and appropriate active attire for physical activity.

Jordan's Furniture
50 Walkers Brook Dr.
Reading, MA

Sunday, March 26th
from 8:30-11:00 am

Families Register Here!

Children and Social Workers Register Here!

Pre-party Informational Event

Please join us for a pre-party informational event for families who have completed their MAPP training to meet social workers and learn about waiting children* on:

Wednesdy, March 22nd
from 6:00-8:00pm

This event will be held at:

Framingham DCF Office
300 Howard St.
Framingham, MA 01702

*Please note that there will be no waiting children at the event.

RSVP to Victoria Tucker

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

Western Mass Adoption Party

Join us for an adoption party, where you can meet children waiting for adoption and learn about adoption from foster care. This Roller Skating party will include skates, floor games, and a live DJ for everyone to enjoy! Light refreshements (pizza, popcorn, soda) will also be served.

All are welcome!

Sunday, April 23rd
4:30pm - 6:30pm

2043 Boston Rd.
Wilbraham, MA 01095

Families Register Here!

Children and Social Workers Register Here!

Please contact Maurine Albano with any questions you may have:

MARE - Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange, Inc. - 45 Franklin Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301
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