Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange  


All families with approved homestudies have the opportunity to describe the kind of child or teen they are interested in adopting and search for children/teens who are registered with MARE. You will be asked to create an account with your email address, a password, information about your social worker and agency, and some basic family contact information. Once you have done this, you can conduct a search and make inquiries to MARE about particular children or teens. Homestudied families also have the option to create a family "Profile,” which indicates the characteristics of the child or teen they are interested in adopting. From this profile, MARE will send automatic email notification of the children or teens who meet the description in the profile.
Social workers have the opportunity to search for both waiting children and families registered with MARE. As a social worker, you can create an account by clicking below and entering basic information such as your name, agency and contact information. The child search functions the same as it does when families are searching for children, except that as a social worker, you will not have the ability to create a profile and receive automatic notifications. In order to search for families, you will enter information about the type of family you are looking for and basic information about the families will be returned to you via email. You can then call or email the MARE office to find out families' names and social workers' contact information. Due to issues with confidentiality, we cannot provide families' names or contact information through the web.
Please see our Online Matching Frequently Asked Questions for more information about this program. Please note that creating an account for Online Matching is different from registering with MARE. Homestudied families in Massachusetts can register with MARE, and we will automatically send a copy of their homestudy to a child’s social worker if we find that they may be a potential match for a child. Please see our Registering with MARE FAQs for more information.
If you have already registered an account with MARE, click here to log in.

If you do not currently have an account, then you’ll need to create an account before searching for children and teens.

Homestudied Families - Click here to create a new account.

Social Workers - Click here to create a new account.