Getting Started | Searching for Children | Pre-Placement | Post-Adoption Support & Resources

Getting Started

Searching for Children

  • Adoption Parties & Match Events
    Information on upcoming MARE adoption parties and match events. During these events, families can meet waiting children in Massachusetts and their social workers.
  • Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange
    Photo listing of waiting children in Massachusetts.
  • Wednesday's Child
    Videos featuring some of MARE's waiting children.
  • WWK Recruiters
    Scroll down and click on Massachusetts to view contact information for Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Massachusetts children.


  • ICPC Information
    Provides general information about ICPC process in Massachusetts, including contact information for state ICPC offices.

Post-Adoption Support & Resources

  • Adoption Assistance
    Select Massachusetts to view more information on adoption assistance in the state of Massachusetts, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
  • Adoptive Families Together
    AFT is a support network for adoptive families, offering educational resources, support groups, online discussions, training, and more.
  • Child Family Counseling
    MSPCC offers child behavioral health services, trauma counseling, and support for military families.
  • Conferences & Workshops
    Information on conferences and workshops sponsored by MARE and/or other organizations.
  • Family Support Programs
    Support programs and educational opportunities hosted by MARE and/or other organizations.
  • Massachusetts Adoption Subsidy Progam
    Health and Human Services provides general information on Adotpion Subsidy Program and Tuition Waiver Program.
  • Pathways to Permanency
    P2P offers services such as specialized support, caregiver consultation, and trainings.
  • State Subsidy Information
    NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Massachusetts.
  • Trauma Center Resources
    List of resources for caregivers covering a variety of trauma topics, including resources on coping after trauma, natural disaster, terrorist or community attacks, injury, etc.