Sunday’s Child and Other Print Media Features

In 1976, MARE began its long-standing collaboration with the Boston Globe in publishing “Sunday’s Child®."  This column features a child or sibling group each week in the Sunday edition.  All children featured are legally free for adoption.

In addition to this weekly column, MARE has child-specific features in 14 other newspapers including:

  • The Boston Herald hosts "Today’s Child," a weekly recruitment column that runs each Sunday in the Herald.

  • The Boston Parents’ Paper hosts a monthly recruitment feature of legally free children.

  • baystateparent Magazine hosts monthly features of legally free children.
  • The Daily Hampshire Gazette hosts a biweekly recruitment feature. A legally free child or sibling group is featured on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. The paper is distributed in Western Massachusetts.
  • The Free Bird Times hosts a monthly recruitment column featuring legally free children. The paper is distributed in Southeastern Massachusetts and on Cape Cod.
  • The Taunton Daily Gazette hosts a monthly recruitment feature. A legally free child or sibling group is featured when space is available.
  • The Worcester Telegram and Gazette hosts a monthly recruitment column. Only legally free children are featured in the column that is published the last Monday of the month.


For more information on any children featured in these publications, please complete the Information Request Form or call MARE at 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or 1-800-882-1176.


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