Upcoming Events
Join Pressley Ridge at the Lancaster Science Factory to learn more about our foster care and adoption programs.

WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2022

TIME: 4:00pm -7:00pm (EST)

WHERE: The Lancaster Science Factory
454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602

Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Staff will be on-hand to answer questions throughout the evening.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Miller at 717-947-3718 or by email at kemiller@pressleyridge.org

The Adoption Center invites you to an IN-PERSON matching event!

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2022

TIME: 9am-3:30pm (EST)

WHERE: Camp Lutherlyn (Western PA region)

Join us on Saturday, June 11, 2022 for a fun-filled day! The event is open to youth ages 12 and older in the Western part of PA and families with an approved family profile/home study. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served at the event. There will be scheduled activities for families and youth, and many opportunities to interact directly with our terrific youth!

Pre-registration is required to attend this event.

Space is limited, all approved families please register by 6/3/22:

To register a family go to:
https://forms.gle/d9D5rvn3tu4gJ3Pr7

To register youth go to:
https://forms.gle/Dx6fNEcRGJRQB4GW9

For more information contact Tiara McIntosh at tmcintosh@adopt.org.

We hope to see you there!
Consider adopting older youth. In Pennsylvania, youth can remain in foster care until the age of 21. Many of the matching events listed on this page provide families with opportunities to meet older youth in care who are in need of permanency. Even though many of these youth are on their way to young adulthood, they continue to need permanent connections and a family to support, love and care for them. To learn more about this group of older youth please visit the Waiting Children section, and use the Search Kids tool and search by age range 17 to 21.

We celebrate upcoming birthdays for: Jordan C02AC08, Xavier C02AC22, Kaiden C02AC33, Mattalyn C02AC55, Dakota C05AA23, Johnathan C06AN89, David C08AB31, Tayam C10AA54, Emma C21AA46, Nick C21AA49, Demarao C22CG63, Paul C23AB49, Liam C25AB43, Adam C25AB62, Aubriona C25AB76, Jordan C26AA15, Kathleen C28AB46, Bella C35AB94, Manuel C36AB42, Aden C36AC04, Brooklyn C36AC58, Jerry C38AA92, Isaih C39AD92, Damien C42AA44, Dajah C46AC40, Anna C50AA17, Jackson C51CH06, Brandon C51CM75, Raelyn C51CS68, Muhtalib C51CX14, Dylan C54AB07, James C59AB53, George C65AC52, Raymond C65AC54, Q-Tip C65AD26, Zaynah C67AI65 and Eddie C67AI93.
Connecting Roots & Connecting Families!

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2022

TIME: 12pm – 3pm (EST)

WHERE: Homestead Waterfront by Starbucks
(near Pittsburgh)

If you are interesting in learning more about becoming a foster parent, join Connecting Roots & Connecting Families (The Bair Foundation, Mon Yough, and TRAC Services for Families) for a fun family-friendly event on Saturday, May 21st. There will be spring planting activities, giveaways and refreshments.

For more information, please contact Dominique Edmonds at 412-471-8722 or by email at dedmonds@tracpgh.org.

Free Movie Night!!

WHEN: Thursday, May 26, 2022

TIME: Movie is at 6:30pm (EST) and the doors will open at 5:45pm (EST)

WHERE: Penn Cinema in Lititz:
541 Airport Rd. Lititz, PA.

ACLC is sponsoring a free night at the movies in recognition of National Foster Care Month. Shrek will be showing for FREE. Adoption Professionals will be available to answer any questions about foster care and adoption before and after the movie.

Tickets available while the supplies last.

For more information, please contact Mary Sourber at 717-656-6580 or by email at mary@cobys.org.

The Philadelphia Department of Human Services is looking for some families for our superheroes!

You’re invited to join us for an in-person, adoption matching event.

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2022

TIME: 9am – 3pm (EST)

WHERE: Greater Philadelphia area (Southeast Region, PA)

Join us for a fun filled day and get to know our children in need of permanent homes.

Professionals are encouraged to share this information with any families wanting and willing to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing home to children from Philadelphia.

RSVP by May 1st: Families and Professionals should RSVP to Delvia Berrian Delvia.Berrian@phila.gov.

When families register, please provide your agency and agency worker information so that we are able to verify there is an approved adoption home study.

If you have any questions, please contact Delvia via email or by telephone 215-683-6319.

Northern Children’s Services - Foster to Adopt Appreciation Celebration

WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

TIME: 5:30PM-7:30PM (EST)

WHERE: 5301 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Join Northern Children's Services for food, fun and family activities at our Foster to Adopt Appreciation Celebration. Please bring family or friends who are interested in learning more about Foster Care and Adoption. Additional information on how to become a Foster Parent will be available.

This event will adhere to current CDC guidelines.

For more information please contact, Marissa Rosenfeld at 215-482-1423 ext. 1135 or by email at mrosendfeld@northernchildren.org.

Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network/Independent Living Summer Statewide - SWAN/IL Matching Reception:

The purpose of a matching reception is to allow prospective adoptive families to meet and interact with the caseworkers who work directly with Pennsylvania’s children who are in need of permanency. Families can learn more about the children in Pennsylvania by viewing photos, posters and multi-media presentations about them, and by talking directly to their caseworkers.

WHO IS INVITED? Adoptive Families, Child and Family Caseworkers

WHEN: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (EST)

WHERE: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
250 Kalahari Boulevard
Pocono Manor, PA 18349

RSVP: We encourage pre-registration by June 10, 2022; walk-in registrations are also welcome.
Families and workers may register online, at www.diakon-swan.org and click on Events.

QUESTIONS? Contact the SWAN Helpline at (800) 585-7926 or by email at swanhelpline@diakon-swan.org.
The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center invites you to attend a Foster Care Awareness event.

When: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (EST)

Where: The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and
Lemieux Family Center
5324 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Please join us for a Foster Care Awareness event and enjoy some free food, door prizes, crafts, live music, flower planting, and activities; while learning about foster care and adoption!

Contact for information: Amanda Lowe aLowe@chomepgh.org and 412-350-8978


 
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania