- Adoption FAQs
Frequently asked questions and answers about adoption, courtesy of the Department of Children and Families.
- Adoption Guide
Includes information on adoption process, placement process, support post-adoption/placement, state resources, and more.
- Adoption Guide (Español)
Guia para padres temporales y preadoptivos.
- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Massachusetts.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Massachusetts.
- Pre-Service Training Information
MARE provides a schedule of MAPP pre-service training classes.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies in Massachusetts.
- Steps in Adoption Process
MARE outlines the steps to beginning the adoption process in Massachusetts.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Massachusetts Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
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.
- 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.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting 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.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues
- Behavioral Health treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled a list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Centers
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.