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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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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: Mondays  6:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

  • April 5, 2021
  • May 3, 2021
  • June 7, 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: Webex- 

For more Information & RSVP contact Lori Roscoe

at Lori.Roscoe@Mass.Gov

 

Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
Virtual Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: Monday April 12th  7:00 PM TO 8:00PM

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 

For more Information & RSVP contact Lori Roscoe at Lori.Roscoe@Mass.Gov

 

Foster Teen MA Virtual Community Information Session

Please join us virtually to learn more about Foster Care and Adopting Teens

 Date/Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2021   3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

  Location: WebEx

 RSVP:  https://fosterteensmaapril.eventbrite.com

 For more information, please contact: Brenda.Fitzgerald@mass.gov

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Sessions

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

  • April 14, 2021
  • May 12, 2021
  • June 9,2021

Location: ZOOM/ The Forgotten Initiative 

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

Contact:  For more Information & RSVP contact Lori Roscoe at Lori.Roscoe@Mass.Gov

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Sessions (Spanish - En Español)

Sesiones Informativas Virtuales en Español para descubrir como ser Padre de Crianza

Fecha y Hora: El Tercer Martes de Cada Mes a las 7pm:

  • 20 de Abril
  • 18 de Mayo
  • 15 de Junio

Información para Asistir:

Por favor comuníquese con las reclutadoras Nancy Martinez y Katie Knight para una invitación a la sesión virtual

Correo Electrónicos:

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

Katie Knight, Katherine.Knight@mass.gov

Numero de teléfono: 857-292-6570

 

Virtual Adoption/Foster Care Information Sessions

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

  • 4/15/21
  • 5/6/21
  • 6/17/21

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 Foster Care Information Session

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

  • April 26, 2021
  • May 24, 2021
  • June 28, 2021

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 or 

Katie Knight, Katherine.Knight@mass.gov

You may also call with any questions/assistance to: 857-292-6570

 

Connecting Teens to Families, Life-Long Connections and Resources

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2021   3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Location: WebEx

 RSVP:  https://fosterteensmaapril.eventbrite.com

Brenda Fitzgerald Brenda.Fitzgerald@Mass.gov

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Session 

Haverhill/Greater Lowell Area Offices 

Date/Time:                     

  • Tuesday April 20, 2021 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • Tuesday June 15, 2021 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm                                       

 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 Danielle.Maloney@mass.govfor a link to the WebEx Session 

 

Salem Community Virtual Foster Care Information Session

Date/Time: May 6, 2021  7:00-8:30PM

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

For more Information & RSVP contact Lori Roscoe at Lori.Roscoe@Mass.Gov

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Session 

Greater Lowell/Haverhill Area Offices

 Date/Time:                    

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm                                      

 Learn more about the foster care and adoption process through The Department of Children and Families

 Location:  WebEx

 Contact: Brenda Fitzgerald, Family Resource Recruiter at Brenda.Fitzgerald@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 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

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 for Men

Man Cave Mondays and Tuesdays

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

Dates/Times:

  • 4/27/21-Tuesday from 6-7:30pm
  • 5/25/21-Tuesday from 6-7:30pm
  • 6/28/21-Monday from 7-8:00pm
  • 7/27/21- Tuesday from 6-7:30pm
  • 8/30/21-Monday from 7-8:00pm

Learn more about the foster care process through the Department of Children and Families. To register for the virtual information session please contact Pascale Chrispin.

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Session

Dates/Times:: Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Webex

  • May 25, 2021
  • July 27, 2021  
  • September 28, 2021
  • November 30,2021

Learn more about the foster care process through the Department of Children and Families. To register for the virtual information session please contact Family Resource Recruiters Sonja Deceus Dubuisson at Sonja.DeceusDubuisson@mass.gov or Roxanna Trujillo at Roxanna.Trujillo@mass.gov.

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Sessions

Join us from the comfort of your own home to learn about becoming a foster or adoptive parent & how to apply.
 

Dates & Times: 

Monday, April 12th, 6 - 7:30 P.M.

Monday, June 14th, 5 - 6:30 P.M.

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

Contact: Please RSVP to Danielle.Enos@mass.gov or (857) 292-6696 to receive details on how to join. Each attendee will receive one ticket to enter a raffle for some free Foster MA swag!​​

 

My Brother’s Keeper, the power of siblings staying together while in foster care

Date/Time: May 13,2021 6pm

Location: WebEx

 RSVP:  For more information, please contact Jahnea Johnson at Jahnea.Johnson@mass.gov.

 

Letters of Gratitude, Foster Parent Appreciation 

Date/Time: May 22nd  10am

Location: WebEx

RSVP: For more information, please contact: Ilda Coelho-Turner at Ilda.Coelho-Turner@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 / Adoption 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: Every Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm (sessions will not be held if the Monday is a Holiday)

Location: Virtually via Cisco WebEx

Contact: Foster Care Recruiters, Daisy Acosta or Jason Larrier for a link to the WebEx Session                 

Daisy.Acosta@mass.gov or 617-981-2488

Jason.Larrier@mass.gov or 413-387-7192

 

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!

 

Sesiones Informativas Virtuales en Español para ser Padre de Crianza:

 FECHA y HORA

April/abril

  • 4/4/2021 3pm
  • 4/18/2021 3pm

May/mayo

  • 5/2/2021 3pm
  • 5/16/2021 3pm

June/junio

  • 6/6/2021 3pm
  • 6/20/2021

CONTACTO: Para una invitacion favor de manda un correo electrónico a Kelly Connors a: Kelly.Abraham-Connors@mass.gov

 

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Spanish Virtual Foster Care / Adoption Information Session

Colaborando para el bienestar de nuestros adolescentes  

Aprenda como ser padre de crianza- Spanish speaking event–

Date/Time: May 8,2021  11am

Location: WebEx

RSVP: For more information, please contact: Daisy.Acosta@mass.gov

Collaborating for the wellbeing of our adolescents; learn how to become a foster parent. Recruiting safe and nurturing Spanish speaking foster homes for our adolescent youth in foster care

Additional Resources for Western Region Informational Meetings

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

  • April 6, 2021
  • May 4, 2021
  • June 1, 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: Webex 

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

 

Virtual Adoption/Foster Care Information Sessions

Date/Time:   3rd  Thursdays of each month     5:30 PM -7:00 PM

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 Carolla Sanderson at carolla.sanderson@mass.gov.   and you will receive the call in details. 

 

 

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 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

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

  • April 6, 2021
  • May 4, 2021
  • June 1, 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

  • April 10, 2021
  • May 8, 2021
  • June 5, 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  

 

VIRTUAL FOSTER CARE INFORMATION SESSIONS

Date/Time:   2nd Thursdays of the month 6 pm-8 pm.

  • April 8, 2021
  • May 13, 2021
  • June 10, 2021
  • July 8, 2021
  • August 12, 2021
  • Sept 9, 2021
  • Oct 14, 2021
  • Nov 11, 2021
  • Dec 9, 2021

Location: Virtual via Webex

Contact: Please RSVP to Kate Cormier at  Kate.Cormier@mass.gov

 

LBGTQIA+ Foster Care Informational

 Date/Time:  Saturday 5/1/21 @ 10:00am

Please join us to learn more about the steps to becoming a LBGTQIA+ affirming foster/adoptive home for a LBGTQIA+ youth in care from the comfort of your own home!

Location: Webex

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

Statewide Events

Virtual Foster Care Information Session for Men

Man Cave Mondays and Tuesdays

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

Dates/Times:

  • 4/27/21-Tuesday from 6-7:30pm
  • 5/25/21-Tuesday from 6-7:30pm
  • 6/28/21-Monday from 7-8:00pm
  • 7/27/21- Tuesday from 6-7:30pm
  • 8/30/21-Monday from 7-8:00pm

 

My Brother’s Keeper, the power of siblings staying together while in foster care

Date/Time: May 13,2021 6pm

Location: WebEx

 RSVP:  For more information, please contact: Kashawn Little at  Kashawn.McRavion-Little@Mass.Gov or Jahnea Johnson at Jahnea.Johnson@mass.gov.

 

Mare Adoption and Foster Care Information Stations at Jordan's Furniture 

Date/Time: First Saturdays of the Month  10 AM - 4 PM

  • April 3, 2021
  • May 1,2021
  • June 5, 2021

Store Locations: 

  • Reading  50 Walkers Brook Dr, Reading
  • Natick 1 Underprice Way, Natick · 
  • Avon 100 Stockwell Dr, Avon ·

 

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES FOSTERING CHILDREN WITH MEDICAL NEEDS VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

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

  • April 10, 2021
  • May 8, 2021
  • June 5, 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

 

 

Fostering Teens MA Presents Statewide Informational

Please join us virtually to learn more about Foster Care and Adopting Teens

Connecting Teens to Families, Life-Long Connections and Resources

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2021   3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Location: WebEx

 RSVP:  https://fosterteensmaapril.eventbrite.com

Brenda Fitzgerald Brenda.Fitzgerald@Mass.gov

 

Colaborando para el bienestar de nuestros adolescentes  

Aprenda como ser padre de crianza- Spanish speaking event–

Date/Time: May 8,2021  11am

Location: WebEx

RSVP: For more information, please contact: Daisy Acosta at Daisy.Acosta@mass.gov

Collaborating for the wellbeing of our adolescents; learn how to become a foster parent. Recruiting safe and nurturing Spanish speaking foster homes for our adolescent youth in foster care

 

My Brother’s Keeper, the power of siblings staying together while in foster care

Date/Time: May 13,2021 6pm

Location: WebEx

 RSVP:  For more information, please contact Jahnea Johnson at Jahnea.Johnson@mass.gov.

 

Letters of Gratitude, Foster Parent Appreciation 

Date/Time: May 22nd  10am

Location: WebEx

For more information, please contact: Ilda Coelho-Turner at Ilda.Coelho-Turner@mass.gov

 

LBGTQIA+ Foster Care Informational

 Date/Time:  Saturday 5/1/21 @ 10:00am

Please join us to learn more about the steps to becoming a LBGTQIA+ affirming foster/adoptive home for a LBGTQIA+ youth in care from the comfort of your own home!

Location: Webex

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

 

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