Upcoming Events
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: Amber C02AC00, Nathan C04AA39, Nico C09AH28,
Evan C11AB03, Derek C15AC12, Alexis C19AA11, Jennifer C22CC93, Jasmine C22CE82, Nigel C25AB36, Bruce C36AB49, Andrew C26AA08, Mitchell C32AA40, Gibby C32AA36, Dan C39AD69, David C39AD79, Maggie C40AA41, Levon C43AA45, Elizabeth C47AA14, Tori C49AB86, Jaden C51BR43, Nazmire C51BQ96, Nataya C51BQ97, Quintara C51DA20, Zaymelia C51DF84, Micheal C65AA54, and Luna C65AC72
The Children’s Home of Reading’s 12th annual Carnival of Love

WHEN: Friday April 17th, 2020

TIME: 4:30-7:00 pm

WHERE: CHOR Cardy Campus
1040 Nicolls Street
Reading, PA
(Southeast Region)

This matching event is fun for the whole family! Carnival games, food, prizes! Affiliate agencies are encouraged to attend and bring along youth who are in need of permanency. The kids will enjoy this evening of fun!

This event is open to families with approved family profiles.

Register by April 10th to Jaimie Morrow at 610-478-8266 x587 or jmorrow@choreading.org.

March Forward Matching Event sponsored by the Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County (ACLC) - POSTPONED



WHERE: Lancaster Church of the Brethren
1601 Sunset Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601

Spend the evening learning about the amazing children who are waiting for their forever family. Could that by you? ALL families are welcome.

Reservations: Agencies who wish to reserve a table should contact Christine Beahan at cbeahan@bethany.org

Refreshments will be served. Door prizes will be given out as well.
Pressley Ridge" Picture This" Permanency Matching Event

Join us for an opportunity to get free professional
photos for waiting children and waiting families.
Make connections with a fun, interactive activity and crafts, and a chance to win a prize. Light refreshments will be served.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2020

TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Pressley Ridge School for Autism
514 Marshall Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Who should attend?
• Approved foster and
adoptive families
• Agency representatives
with a display table
• Waiting youth with their
matching worker

Register Now!
Permanency Workers can register their table,
youth and/or families online at

Registration Deadline:
April 20th

*Agency table check in begins at 12:30 p.m.
Family check in begins at 1:00 p.m.
The Philadelphia Department of Human Services will be hosting a Tween matching event Saturday, May 30, 2020.

What’s a tween matching event? This matching event will focus on children in the custody of Philadelphia DHS, ages 6 to 12, who are in need of forever families.

More information coming soon!

The Adoption Center's Older Youth Matching Events

Philadelphia, PA - March 7, 2020
Pittsburgh, PA - June 6, 2020
Harrisburg, PA - To be Announced

Join us around Pennsylvania for fun, interactive events where prospective adoptive families and youth (12 and up) can connect with one another. Only families with an approved home study/family profile are eligible to attend.

All registrations will be available through the Adoption Center at www.adopt.org

Please contact Naomi Goldberg at pateen@adopt.org for additional information.
Save the Date for the SWAN/IL Summer Statewide Matching Event

Tuesday evening June 16, 2020 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center,
Poconos, PA (Northeast)

Additional details will be forthcoming, but mark your calendars now!

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania