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46 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
Post-adoption Family Support
In today's episode, Joe and Maurine discuss the variety of family support services available before and after adoption. Special guest Deb Estelle from Adoption Journeys also joins to talk about all the services they offer to support adoptive families.
9 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
How Adoption Works: Other Types of Adoption
Joe and Ricardo explain the other types of adoption (domestic and international) and how they differ from adoption from foster care.
10 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
How Adoption Works: Meet Danielle
In this episode, we introduce you to our new Director of Development, Danielle Conti, and talk about ways you can connect with her to support the mission of MARE.
36 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
Weekend Family Connections
We are incredibly excited to talk about one of our newest programs: Weekend Family Connections. Joe and Maurine introduce this innovative program and Lindsey Bryjolfsson and Sarah Medrano-Palmer join to discuss how families can get involved.
9 minutes | Jan 24, 2020
How Adoption Works: MARE's Internships
There are a plethora of ways students can get involved at MARE - find out about all of our internship opportunities on today's podcast!
10 minutes | Jan 22, 2020
How Adoption Works: MARE's Mission and Vision
Joe and Bridget discuss MARE's mission to find adoptive homes for children and teens in foster care, and the vision for making it a reality.
11 minutes | Jan 10, 2020
How Adoption Works: What is an Adoption Exchange?
There are so many terms, organizations, and systems in the adoption landscape that it can very easily overwhelming. Joe and Ricardo breakdown what makes MARE an adoption exchange and how that's different from being an adoption agency.
12 minutes | Jan 3, 2020
How Adoption Works: MARE's History
Joe and Lisa explain how MARE got its start and how working for adoption has changed over the decades.
65 minutes | Dec 27, 2019
Surviving the Holidays
The winter can bring lots of extra time at home and plenty of opportunities for parents on the lookout for how to make the most of the time with their children. This week, Joe and "Producer Jeremy" discuss ways to make the most of Winter. Special guest Jill Cummings also joins.
12 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
How Adoption Works: Challenges and Opportunities with Adopted Children in the Holidays
The holidays can bring particular challenges for adopted children and their families. Joe and Ricardo explore how to approach these potentially sensitive times - and find opportunities in the midst of them.
7 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
How Adoption Works: Adoption and Faith Based Communities
Joe and Ricardo explore the role faith-based communities can play in adoption and ways listeners can get involved.
7 minutes | Dec 6, 2019
How Adoption Works: The Holidays and Adoption
The holidays often bring renewed interest from families about providing a family space for children during the holidays - but it can be more complicated than many might think. Joe and Ricardo discuss setting realistic expectations for adoption, particularly during the holidays.
86 minutes | Nov 29, 2019
National Adoption Day
Listen on all the celebrations from National Adoption Day this past week, and hear from Joe, Maurine and Lisa about how important National Adoption Day really is.
13 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
How Adoption Works: Photography and Videography Volunteers
Learn what it's like to volunteer as a photographer or videographer with MARE, and how you can get involved!
11 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
How Adoption Works: The Matching Process
After applying, getting trained, and completing the homestudy process - it is time for the matching process. Get the details with Joe and Rebecca on how matching works.
12 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
How Adoption Works: The Homestudy Process
Learn how the process from application approval to the completion of your homestudy works!
5 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
How Adoption Works: The DCF Application Process
Interested in starting the adoption process? Learn about the application process with Joe and Ricardo.
50 minutes | Oct 25, 2019
Filling an Empty Nest
In today's episode, Joe and Maurine discuss how many adoptive parents come to adoption later in life, after children have gone away to college or have left the house. Special guest Terry Sentas who shares her journey from empty-nester to parenting foster children.
12 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
How Adoption Works: Child Profiles and Searches
Explore the nuts and bolts of MARE's child profiles and how to get the most out of the search functionality.
10 minutes | Oct 11, 2019
How Adoption Works: The Traveling Heart Gallery
Find out about MARE's traveling heart gallery.
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