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Learn how you can change the life of a child in need by becoming a foster parent with the Department of Children and Families.

Out of an abundance of caution, foster care recruitment staff will not be attending events in the community at this time in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Staff are hosting virtual  information sessions and we encourage you to attend any information session of interest to you.  

You may attend any Virtual Information Session as it fits with your schedule.

If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker, please call 1-800 543-7508.

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Boston Region Informational Meetings

You are welcome to attend an information session any time between the hours listed below. Thank you.

You may attend any Virtual Information Session as it fits with your schedule.

If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker, please call 1-800 543-7508.

 

BOSTON

Boston Regional Office invites you to attend our Virtual Adoption/Foster Care Information Sessions

Date/Time: The first Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm

  • December 1, 2020

Learn more about the foster care and adoption process through the Department of Children and Families from the comfort of your own home!

Location: Webex -

Contact:Please RSVP via email to Ana.Depina@mass.gov and you will receive the link and details.

 

La oficina regional de Boston los invita a nuestra sesión virtual para obtener mas información sobre como ser padre de crianza

Fecha/Hora: El primer Lunes de cada mes a las 7:00pm

  • Diciembre 7, 2020

 

¡Aprenda sobre el cuidado temporal de niños bajo la custodia del Departamento de niños y familias y sobre el proceso de adopción en la comodidad de su propio hogar!  

Lugar: Virtual por Webex

Contacto: Por favor contacte a Ana Depina por correo electrónico a  ana.depina@mass.gov o llame al 617-981-3535 para obtener los detalles de como ser parte de nuestra sesión informativa sobre el cuidado temporal de niños bajo la custodia del Departamento de niños y familias.

 

Virtual Adoption/Foster Care Information Sessions

Date/Time:  Thursdays 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

  • December 17, 2020

Learn more about the foster care and adoption process through the Department of Children and Families from the comfort of your own home!

Location: Webex -

Contact: Please RSVP via email to Mary.ward@mass.gov and you will receive the call in details.  You can also call 617-989-9209 with questions prior to the session.        

 

 

Virtual Adoption/Foster Care Information Sessions

Date/Time:  Wednesdays 12;30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • December 16, 2920 

 Location: Webex -

Contact: Please RSVP to Ana DePina to sign up:  ana.depina@mass.gov and you will receive the call in details.

 

Northern Region Informational Meetings

You are welcome to attend an information session any time between the hours listed below. Thank you.

You may attend any Virtual Information Session as it fits with your schedule.

If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker, please call 1-800 543-7508.

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: Every 4th Monday of the Month at 7pm:

Location: WebEx

Contact: 

Please RSVP to Nancy Martinez and/or Katie Knight for a link to the WebEx Session                 

Nancy Martinez, Nancy.C.Martinez@mass.gov

Katie Knight, Katherine.Knight@mass.gov

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: Mondays  6:00 TO 7:00 PM

  • December 7th, 2020

Location: WebEx

Contact:  Learn more about the foster care and adoption process through the Department  of Children and Families from the comfort of your own home!

For more Information & RSVP contact Lori Roscoe

at Lori.Roscoe@Mass.Gov

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Sessions

Date/Time:  Wednesday 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm

  • December 16, 2020

Learn more about the foster care and adoption process through the Department of Children and Families from the comfort of your own home!

Location: Webex -

Contact: Please RSVP via email to Elise.Levine@Mass.Gov.  You can also call 978-557-2740 with questions prior to the session.   

 

Virtual  Adoption/Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Wednesdays 7:00 to 8:00 PM

  • December 9, 2020

Location: Zoom/First Presbyterian Church Northshore

Contact:  Learn more about foster care and adoption process through the Department of Children and Families.

For more information  & RSVP contact Lori Roscoe

at Lori.Roscoe@Mass.Gov 

Southern Region Informational Meetings

You are welcome to attend an information session any time between the hours listed below. Thank you.

You may attend any Virtual Information Session as it fits with your schedule.

If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker, please call 1-800 543-7508.

 

Virtual Adoption Information Session

Southern Region Adoption Development Licensing Unit (ADLU) 

 Date/Time:  

Location: Webex

Contact:  Please register by emailing: 

Lynn.R.Sheppard@massmail.state.ma.us and

Erica.Allison@massmail.state.ma.us 

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Session

Please join us from the comfort of your own home to learn more about becoming a foster parent through the Department of Children and Families!
 

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Location: Webex (Details will be provided to you following an RSVP)
 

Contact: Please RSVP via email to Danielle.Enos@mass.gov and you will receive the details on how to join. Please consider joining with video. You can also call (857) 292-6696 with questions prior to the session

 

Foster Care / Adoption Information Session (Virtual)

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Learn more about the foster care and adoption process through the Department of Children and Families from the comfort of your own home!

Date/Time:  Wednesday1/13/2021  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Webex

Contact: Please RSVP via email to pascale.chripsin@mass.gov and you will receive the call in details.        

 

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Session

The Department of Children and Families has collaborated with Quincy Resource Center to provide information about Foster Care and Adoption. Join us from the comfort of your own home!”

Dates/Times::  Second Thursdays of the Month  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • December 10, 2020

Location: Webex

Contact:  To register contact Jahnea Johnson at Jahnea.Johnson@mass.gov or Christine Barry at Barrybunch4@comcast.net. Please RSVP via email or you can call (508) 894-3906 or (781) 864-5103 with questions prior to the session. 

Virtual Foster Care Information Session

Learn more about the foster care and adoption process through the Department of Children and Families from the comfort of your own home!

Date/Time: Monday 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

  • 12/28/20

Location: Webex

Contact: Please RSVP via email to Pascale.Chrispin@massmail.state.ma.us with questions prior to the session. Take care!

 

Foster Care Information Session (Virtual)

Come learn more about foster care and hear from current foster parents.

Date/Time: Mondays 5:00 PM -6:30 PM

  • November 30, 2020
  • January 25, 2021 

Contact: To register contact Sonja Deceus Dubuisson at sonja.deceusdubuisson@mass.gov or Lacey Francis at lacey.francis@mass.gov. Please RSVP via email or you can call 508-894-3957 or 508-894-3844 with questions prior to the session. 

Central Region Informational Meetings

You are welcome to attend an information session any time between the hours listed below. Thank you.

You may attend any Virtual Information Session as it fits with your schedule.

If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker, please call 1-800-543-7508.

 

VIRTUAL ADOPTION INFORMATION SESSION

Date/Time: Second Wednesday of Every Month  6:00pm to 7:00pm

  • 12/9/2020

Location: Virtual via WebEx

RSVP Contact: Tara Appling at tara.appling@mass.gov

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Session

Dates/Time::  Second Thursdays of the Month  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • December 10, 2020

Location: Webex

Contact: Kate Cormier by email to Kate.Cormier@mass.gov

 

Virtual Foster Care Informational Meetings
Spanish - En Español 

Información sobre el cuidado de crianza

Fecha / hora: primer jueves de cada mes de 6:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m. y el tercer sábado de cada mes de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. Reunión en Cisco WebEx

Contacto: Jenny Parker por correo electrónico, Jenny.Parker@mass.gov para recibir dirección web electrónica

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Session -- Coffee Talk with Mark

As you start your day, learn more about the foster care and adoption process through the Department of Children and Families from the comfort of your own home!

Date/Time: Last Tuesday of Every Month 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM

  • 12/22/2020

Location: Virtual via WebEx

RSVP Contact: Mark Huggins - Mark.Huggins@mass.gov

 

 

VIRTUAL FOSTER CARE INFORMATION SESSIONS

Date/Time: The First Tuesday of Every Month 6:00pm- 8:00pm

•             December 1, 2020

•             January 5, 2021

•             February 2, 2021

•             March 2, 2021

Learn more about the foster care and adoption process through the Department of Children and Families from the comfort of your own home!

Location: Virtual via Webex

Contact: Please RSVP via email to Katherine Keefe - Katherine.A.Keefe@Mass.Gov  

 

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES FOSTERING CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL NEEDS VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

Date/Time: Saturdays 9:00am - 11:00am

•             December 5, 2020

•             January 9, 2021

•             February 6, 2021

•             March 6, 2021

Please join Recruitment staff for an information session to learn more about the resources available while caring for foster children with medical needs.

Location: Virtual via Webex

Contact: Please RSVP via email to Katherine Keefe - Katherine.A.Keefe@Mass.Gov   

 

Western Region Informational Meetings

You are welcome to attend an information session any time between the hours listed below. Thank you.

You may attend any Virtual Information Session as it fits with your schedule.

If you would like to speak to a Foster/Adoption Recruitment Social Worker, please call 1-800 543-7508.

 

Virtual Foster Care Informational Meetings
Learn the steps to becoming a foster parent!

 

Date/Time: Every Monday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (English)

Contact: Foster Care Recruiter, Daisy Acosta via email at daisy.acosta@state.ma.us or via phone at 617-981-2488 in order to be provided with the details to join the meeting.  

 

Virtual Foster Care Informational Meetings
Learn the steps to becoming a foster parent!

Date/Time: Every Thursday at 10 AM  (English)

Contact: Please RSVP to Deborah.Jones@state.ma.us for a link to the meeting!

Learn the steps to becoming a foster parent!

 

 

Additional Resources for Western Region Informational Meetings

Statewide Events

MARE Adoption and Foster Care Information Session

Please click above to see flyer.

Date/Time  First Saturday of the month 11 AM - 4 PM

Location:  Jordan Furniture Stores:  Reading, Avon and Natick

  • December 5, 2020

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Virtual Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time:  Thursday December 3, 2020 @ 7pm

Description: Please join us virtually to learn more about becoming an affirming foster or adoptive family for a LBGTQI+ youth.

Location: Webex

Contact: Please RSVP via email to Kate.Cormier@mass.gov for the log in link

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