Upcoming Events
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Children's Aid Society Adoption and Foster Care Matching Event

WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WHERE: Luigi's Villa
Dubois, PA 15801

Questions: 814-765-2686 ext. 204

Childrens Service Center of Wyoming Valley
Invites you to our TRICK or TREAT Adoption Match Event

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019

TIME: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Children’s Service Center
358 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Agencies, prospective families, and youth in need of permanency are invited to attend. Agencies should be prepared to set up a booth and have information to share with families. Food and refreshments will be available. The event is family friendly and children are invited to attend and “trick or treat”.

RSVP: Families and agencies should RSVP to Maura Hinkley 570-825-6425 EXT. 615 or email MHinkley@e-csc.org

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Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County is hosting an Adoption Matching Event

WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2019

TIME: 11am to 2pm

WHERE: Maple Lane Farm
767 Franklin Road
Mercer, PA 16137
(Western, PA)

Families and agencies are invited to attend and light refreshments will be provided. There will also be information available on our mentoring program, Creating Foundations.

RSVP by September 9th to Leah Christy at lchristy@casmercer.org or (724) 662- 4730 ext. 35

Delaware Valley Adoption Council (DVAC) and OCMI Matching Event

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25 2019
TIME: 10 am-1 pm
WHERE: Davisville Church
325 W. St. Road
Southampton, PA 18966
(Southeast Region)

This event is designed for WORKERS ONLY. Workers are welcomed to come and enjoy interactions between CSR and family recruiters, self-care presentation, lunch, and matching moments.

If you are a family and would like your agency to represent you at the event, please contact your agency representative and ask your agency to consider attending the event on your behalf.

Agencies who would like to attend and register for a table, and/or Matching Moment, please RSVP to: Helene Kosciolek kosciolekh@diakon.org

Exploring the Arts Matching Event

WHEN: Saturday October 12, 2019

TIME: 1:30-4:30 pm

WHERE: Dr. Robert Ketterer Charter School
1133 Village Way
Latrobe, PA 15650 (West)

Featuring painting class, hip-hop class, drum circle, and a talent show. Refreshments and dessert provided. This event is for children and families of all ages benefiting children in out of home placement in PA, as well as the families interested in providing permanency for children and youth.

RSVP by October 4, 2019: Families and agencies should call 724.838.9074 to register.

Sponsoring agencies are Adelphoi Village, The Children’s Aid Home of Somerset, and Lutheran Service Society.

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Family Pathway's VIP Matching Event

When: Saturday, October 5, 2019

TIME: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

WHERE: Family Pathway
100 Brugh Avenue
Butler, PA 16001

Come for a special VIP event designed just for families and youth in need of permanency! Families will have a chance to participate in a short training while youth get "Red Carpet Ready" for some fun! Kids and families in attendance! Light lunch, popcorn bar, training, fun with photos!

RSVP by September 20, 2019 to Kortney McConnell KMcConnell@familypathways.net 724-284-9440


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

They are: Andrew C01AA44,Tamar C02AB43, Sierra C02AB95, Roo C03AA21, Joel C06AE30, Robert C07AD52, James C10AA30, Max C10AA27, Dylan C10AA43, Vanessa C11AB10, Braiden C20AC21, Abbie C21AA22, Faith C21AA27, Kathleen C22AB38, Deoveon C22CD17, Derek C25AA96, Shareea C28AB09, Chance C31AB01, Jeremiah C32AA34, Clark C36AB47, Cayden C36AB51, Ryan C39AD53, Joseph C39AD66, Jack C45AC35, Lorelei C48AB79, Jeffrey C48AC12, Bianca C48AC16, Wyitt C48AD16, Khagene C51CP52, Austin C51CO28, Nyx C56AA67, Alexa C56AA10, Valerie C64AA70 and Alex C67AF85 . They won't be children much longer, but they will always need a family.

Is there a place in your home for them? 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.

Make their next birthday a REALLY BIG CELEBRATION!!
SAVE THE DATE - Meet The Kids 2019 Older Youth Matching Event

Hosted by the Adoption Center and The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network

WHEN: September 28, 2019

WHERE: Harrisburg, PA (Central Region)

Registration will be open for families starting on August 18, 2019.

Questions? And to RSVP: Contact the Adoption Center program manager Naomi Goldberg at 267-443-1875 or pateen@adopt.org.

Come to the Diakon "How To" Matching Event

WHEN: October 26, 2019

TIME: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

WHERE: Diakon Topton Campus
Henry Auditorium
One South Home Avenue
Topton, PA 19562 (Southeast Region)

Decorate a cake. Improve your drawing abilities. Build relationships in a fun way. Learn new skills. This is a “match party” where both youth and families are invited to attend, along with the agencies who represent them. Workers can sign up to bring youth and are encouraged to tell all your families about this exciting event. Registration and light breakfast will occur from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., followed by the match party from 10:00 am-1:30 pm.
RSVP to: Karen Knodel at Knodelk@diakon.org or 215-682-1527

SAVE THE DATE! - Adoption Matching Event

WHEN: Thursday, October 17, 2019

TIME: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

WHERE: Holiday Inn Grantville
604 Station Road
Grantville, PA 17028

The PA State Resource Family Association (PSRFA) in collaboration with PA Child are pleased to announce the 3RD annual PSRFA Conference Matching Event! This event will take place at the PSRFA annual conference with hopes to bring together foster and adoptive families with the affiliate and county agencies to learn more about adoption, and to make matches for waiting youth who deserve a “forever family “ to call their own.

Prospective resource families are invited to attend as well as SWAN Affiliates and County agencies can feature their amazing waiting youth and families via display tables and much more! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to help find timely permanency for children.

Questions? Contact: Kathy Ramper klramper@psrfa.org

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Professional Family Care Services 4th Annual Pumpkin Patch Match Event

WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2019

TIME: 12 pm - 3 pm

WHERE: Faranda's Farm
1171 Penn Avenue
Hollsopple, PA 15935

Please join us for a day of fun on the farm! A traditional matching event will take place in the outdoor tent area from 12 pm - 1 pm. During the matching event, families can talk with permanency workers from several different agencies about the youth they represent, as well as meet some of the waiting youth present at the event.

From 1 pm - 3 pm waiting families, waiting youth and agency staff will have a chance to interact on the farm during refreshments, a hayride, cornhole, crafts, animals and more!

RSVP by Monday 9/06/2019. QUESTIONS? Please contact Ashley Young at (814) 255-9559 x 129 or via email at ayoung@pfcs.org
Are you looking to add a child or sibling group to your family? The Philadelphia Department of Human Services will be hosting a tween match party event.

WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2019

TIME: 9:30AM to 2:00PM

What’s a tween match party event? We will be featuring children in the care of Philadelphia DHS ages 6 to 12 who are in need of forever families.
We are looking for families to come and share in a day filled with exploration and opportunities to meet with children and youth waiting for a forever family.

RSVP is required and families must have an approved family profile/home study with a licensed adoption agency in order to attend. **Family Registration is at capacity and registration is closed** Other questions? Contact Delvia Berrian 215-683-6319 or Nina Foye 215-683-6284. (Agencies are not required to set up a booth at this event).

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania