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.
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.