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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

  • August 3, 2021
  • September 7, 2021
  • October 5, 2021
  • November 2, 2021
  • December 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 

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 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

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  

 

VIRTUAL FOSTER CARE INFORMATION SESSIONS

Dates / Times: The First Tuesday of Every Month, 6:00pm- 8:00pm

  • August 3, 2021
  • September 7, 2021
  • October 5, 2021
  • November 2, 2021
  • December 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: Virtual via Webex

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

 

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday August 5, 2021 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Friday August 6, 2021 – 10:00am to 12:00pm

An info session for front line staff to learn about children and families needing support from the perspective of a former first responder that has fostered and adopted.

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.

  • 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

 

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 and Adoption Information Session

Date/Time: Mondays  6:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

  • August 2, 2021
  • September 13, 2021
  • October 4, 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

 

Virtual Foster Care Information Sessions

Salem/North Shore Area

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

  • August 11, 2021
  • September 15,2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021

Location:  Webex

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

Salem/North Shore Area

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

  • August 11, 2021
  • September 15,2021
  • October 13, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021

Location:  Webex

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 Information Session for Greater Lynn

Date/Time:  Wednesdays 7:00 PM- 8:15 PM

  • August 11,2021
  • August 25, 2021
  • September 8, 2021
  • September 22, 2021
  • October 6, 2021
  • October 20, 2021

 RSVP:    Kashawn Little --  Kashawn.McRavion-Little@Mass.go

 

Virtual Foster Care Informational Session

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

  • August 18, 2021
  • September 22, 2021
  • October 19, 2021
  • November 16, 2021
  • December 14, 2021

Time: 7pm – 8pm

Location: Webex- 

Contact:  For more Information & RSVP contact Lisa Ezell at Lisa.Ezell@mass.gov

 

Sibling Sunday: Learn More About Fostering and Adopting Siblings

 Date/Time:  Sundays 1:00 PM     

  •  August 22, 2021       
  • November 7, 2021   
  • February 6, 2022      

 Please join us virtually to learn more fostering and adopting siblings.  Foster and Adoptive Parents will be available to answer questions and share information about the joys and challenges of caring for sibling groups.

 Location:            WebEx

 RSVP:                  Brenda.Fitzgerald@mass.gov

 

For more information, please contact: 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:

  • 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

  • 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, August 9th, 12 – 1 PM
  • Tuesday, October 12th, 2 – 3 PM
  • Monday, December 13th, 12-1 PM

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.

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.

 

Foster Care Information Session

Join us from Smokey Divas to learn about becoming a foster or adoptive parent & how to apply.

 Dates & Times: 

Tuesday, August 3rd  12 Noon to 7 PM

Location: Smokey Diva’s Barbecue Restaurant 239 Onita Street Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact: Please contact Jason Larrier 413-387-7192, for more information.

 

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!

 

 

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Additional Resources for Western Region Informational Meetings

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:

  • 7/27/21- Tuesday from 6-7:30pm
  • 8/30/21-Monday from 7-8:00pm

 

Sibling Sunday: Learn More About Fostering and Adopting Siblings

 Date/Time:  Sundays 1:00 PM     

  •  August 22, 2021       
  • November 7, 2021   
  • February 6, 2022      

 Please join us virtually to learn more fostering and adopting siblings.  Foster and Adoptive Parents will be available to answer questions and share information about the joys and challenges of caring for sibling groups.

 Location:            WebEx

 RSVP:                  Brenda.Fitzgerald@mass.gov

 

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

DESCUBRA CÓMO SER PADRE DE CRIANZA

Y CÓMO ADOPTAR NIÑOS DE CRIANZA

Reunión Virtual

 

COMENZANDO EN JULIO DEL 2021

El primer miércoles del mes a las 10 am

Comuníquese con la reclutadora: Daisy Acosta

Daisy.Acosta@mass.gov / 617-981-2488

 

El primer domingo del mes a las 9 am

Comuníquese con la reclutadora:

Kelly Abraham-Connors

Kelly.Abraham-Connors@mass.gov

 

El tercer martes del mes a las 7pm

Comuníquese con la reclutadora: Nancy Martinez

nancy.c.martinez@mass.gov / 508-982-7024

Los miércoles: 7/28, 8/25, 9/22 y 10/27 – 6pm

Comuníquese con la reclutadora: Roxanna Trujillo

roxanna.trujillo@mass.gov / 617-981-3535

 

El primer jueves del mes a las 6pm

El tercer sábado del mes a las 10 am

Comuníquese con la reclutadora: Jenny Parker

Jenny.Parker@mass.gov / 857-292-4424

 

Jordan's Furniture:  Learn about Foster Care and Adoption 

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

  • October 2, 2021
  • November 6, 2021
  • December 4, 2021

Store Locations: 

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

 

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