Upcoming Events
Save the Date
Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County Matching Event

WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2019

WHERE: Maple Lane Farm
Mercer, PA

More information to come!

We invite licensed families and waiting youth to join us for a fun day of interactive activities . We plan to promote connections between youth and families by creating opportunities for natural interaction with guided activities. Our hope is that this will decrease the stress of meeting new people and allow youth and families to be themselves and have fun! There will be opportunities to try both the low and high rope courses. This event will occur rain or shine.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2019

TIME: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

WHERE: Diakon Wilderness Center
571 Mountain Road
Boiling Springs, PA 17007

This matching event is best for waiting youth age 12 and up and families open to this age group. We will be focusing on the youth and families present and will not have agency display tables. Due to the nature of the event, we are unable to extend registration to biological or adopted children.

Please note that you will be contacted upon registration with a release form that must be signed to participate in the rope courses and a request to send your child or family flyer. These will be provided at the end of the event to the families and child workers.

If you are registering a waiting youth, please also register yourself and/or the individual who will be staying with the youth separately as an agency caseworker.

Registration will close at 11:30 pm on May 21, 2019

Questions? Please contact Katie Juliana at 717-795-0479 or julianak@diakon.org


UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS!!!!!

We have a group of teens who will turn 18 soon and are anxious to have a family adopt them.

They are: Andrew C01AA44, Summer C01AA84, Cash C01AA89, Tamar C02AB43, Bruce C03AA15, Lawrence C05AA21, Joey C06AQ45, Debby C06AS31, Ashley C06AS46, Joel C06AE30, Robert C07AD52, Stephen C10AA42, James C10AA30, Vanessa C11AB10, Andrew C13AA24, Zachary C15AB69, Cat C17AA22, Ricardo C22CC54, Natalie C22CC90, Evan C22CD67, Derek C25AA96,Melinda C25AB13, Shareea C28AB09, Jeremiah C32AA34, Ryan C39AD53, Joseph C39AD66, Maggie C40AA41, Lorelei C48AB79, Bianca C48AC16, Khagene C51CP52, Austin C51CO28, Nyx C56AA67, Alexa C56AA10 and Adonia C63AA49. They won't be children much longer, but they will always need a family.

Is there a place in your home for them?

Read more about these teens in the Photo Album. Using the Search feature, type in the ID number to find their page.

Make their next birthday a REALLY BIG CELEBRATION!!
SWAN Older Youth Western PA Match Event

What is an Older Youth Match Event?
An Older Youth Match Event is a fun, interactive day where prospective adoptive families and youth (12 and up) in need of a permanent home can connect with one another. Only families with an approved home study/family profile are eligible to attend.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2019

TIME: 10:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: New Castle, PA

Registration opens April 8th at www.adopt.org

For more information please contact Julie Marks, MSW, at 267-443-1875 or pateen@adopt.org
Save the Date:

SWAN/IL Summer Statewide Matching Reception

When: Tuesday June 11, 2019

Where: Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Poconos PA (Monroe County)

Prospective adoptive families, agencies, and youth waiting for permanency will have the chance to attend. Other details will be forthcoming in the upcoming months.


The Children's Home of Reading
Children In Need Foster Care Crisis - Discover How Foster Care Can Fit Into Your Family

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2019

TIME: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WHERE: Calvary Reformed Church
640 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA

Presentation Panel:
Representatives. from the PA Adoption Exchange, Rep(s) from PA's Youth Advisory Board, CHOR Foster Parent - highlighting the critical need for more resource homes in our community, especially homes for older youth and sibling groups.

Moderator:
Sandy Schreffler, SFC Recruitment Supervisor for The Children's Home of Reading

Learn about the traumas children and youth may experience in foster care, as well as the moves children and youth in out-of home care experience.

RSVP's are appreciated. To RESVP or for further information, call 610-478-8266, #383.

Following the Presentation will be activities for children and a popcorn bar and light refreshments.
 
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania