MARE Meet & Greets

MARE Meet & Greets

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MARE Meet & Greets (formerly called MARE Match Parties) are unique events that provide prospective adoptive families the chance to interact face-to-face with many of Michigan’s waiting youth.  It allows them to see past the labels, diagnoses and case histories that mask the personalities of each child.  They also provide the children a chance to enjoy a fun day filled with various games and activities.  These events are held throughout the state at various churches and community centers.  They are typically held on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch will be provided.  It is our hope that many matches will be made in an effort to find our waiting youth their forever families.   


Register for a Meet & Greet

Registration is sent out via MARE’s e-blast system and is also listed on the MARE website.  Prospective adoptive families and adoption workers will be able to register for an event as soon as they receive the flyer – there is no pre-registration.
  • If you would like to be added to our email list, please contact MARE at 800-589-6273 or
  •       Please Note: It is MARE policy that only prospective adoptive parents attend these meet & greets.  We ask that you do not bring your children/teens with you.