Step 3: MAPP Training

All prospective adoptive parents are required to complete a 30-hour training program called Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP). MAPP Training is designed to provide you with information about how and why children enter the foster care system, and about what adoption may mean for you and your family. The purpose of MAPP Training is to assist you in making the best decision that you can about whether adoption is right for you, and about the kinds of issues and challenges you may be able to help an adopted child overcome.

Fall 2018 MAPP Training Schedule:

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018

In the event of inclement weather, a make-up day will be held on December 8, 2018

All MAPP classes are held on Saturdays at Cambridge Family and Children’s Service,
60 Gore St., Cambridge, MA 02141 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, or to request an application, please contact Sarah Medrano-Palmer, Director of Family Services at (617) 876-4210 or