Helping families connect with children in foster care.

Each year, we collaborate with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) and the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families (DCF) to host the Adoption Option, a special event designed for anyone thinking of adopting children from foster care. The exciting event gives people the opportunity to get all their questions answered about this topic, with the hope of helping to find permanent families for children in state foster care. It is held each fall at our Reading Jordan’s Furniture store. Adults and families who are interested in learning more about adoption are invited to this free, informational event.

“In this day and age of technology, it is still essential to run events where adults and children have face time together,” says Eliot Tatelman, President and CEO of Jordan's Furniture. Eliot hosts the event, and meets many of the hundreds of guests who come to find out about the adoption process, meet experienced adoptive parents, discuss options with social workers, and interact with children currently in foster care.

“Our Adoption Option creates a fun, inviting atmosphere where these connections happen. We continue to support the adoption and foster care communities because we see so many positive outcomes and successful matches from our efforts,” Tatelman concludes.

For more information about adoption from foster care, please visit or call MARE at 617-964-MARE (6273).