- Associated Press - Saturday, July 23, 2016

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - More than 100 Massachusetts children in foster care who are looking for permanent homes are expected to attend an adoption mixer this weekend.

The children are scheduled to meet with nearly 100 families who have already started the training to become qualified to adopt. Dozens of social workers are also attending.

The event Saturday at Assumption College in Worcester is sponsored by Jordan’s Furniture and its CEO Eliot Tatelman. Tatelman says families are needed in particular for older children.

The day starts with workshops in the morning before an afternoon carnival where the children and families can get to know each other in a casual and fun atmosphere.

Over the years, Jordan’s has helped more than 320 children find permanent homes.

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