8/17/19: Waiting Family Forum Registration
The process of waiting to be matched with a child can be exciting, confusing and frustrating at times. To assist you through this process, the MARE Adoption Navigators are hosting a Waiting Family Forum. Join us and learn exactly what happens to your inquiries after you submit them on the MARE website at
; find out what you can do to make the most of your wait time; learn ways to strengthen your inquiries; get tips on how to effectively advocate for your family; and meet other waiting families.
Families who are approved to adopt and those completing their homestudy are all welcome to attend.
The next Waiting Family Forum will take place on:
Saturday, August 17, 2019
DA Blodgett-St. John’s
805 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
*Park and enter at the back of main building and use glass doors*
If needed, you can contact Judy McNaughton the day of the event at 616-780-4875.
Please save this information before submitting your registration.
Pre-registration is required.
If you have any further questions, please contact the MARE Adoption Navigator Supervisor via email at
or by phone at 1-800-589-6273.
Name of Attendee
Second Attendee's Name (Spouse or partner only - no children, other family or friends please)
Address (street, city, zip)
Adoption Homestudy status
Homestudy is approved
Homestudy is in process
Are you working with an Adoption Navigator?
If Yes, who is your Adoption Navigator?
If No, would you like for an Adoption Navigator to contact you and help answer your questions about adoption?
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