Upcoming Events
Annual Match Event – SUMMER 2023 with Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley, Inc.

One person can make a difference…It Matters to This One…

When: Saturday, July 15, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EST)

Where: 335 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

This event is for CSR workers to bring youth and also for approved families to attend.

For more information, contact Shari Menichello at 570-825-6425 ext. 653 or by email at smenichello@e-csc.org .

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 C67AD90, Curtis C02AC59, Jack C02AC71, Clarissa C06AX42, Josh C08AB27, Bruce C21AA81, Dee C23AC06, Michael C34AA08, Nelson C36AA98, Michael C36AC18, Jason C39AE31, Kalif C39AF23, Urian C39AF24, Jasha C41AC13, Noah C43AA83, Colin C48AD42, Maddie C48AD50, Dorell C51BK27, Jamil C51CT65, Elijah C51DN11, Aniyah C54AA76, Alex C54AA98, and Betty C65AD59.
Professional Family Care Services invites you to their annual CARNIVAL Fun Day Matching event!!

When: Friday, August 4, 2023

Time: 12 pm - 3 pm (EST)

Where: Lorain Borough Park
503 Green Valley St.
Johnstown, PA 15902

This matching event will be open to agencies, approved adoptive families, and waiting children. It will be a day of games, food, giveaways, activities, and most importantly, meaningful connections!

Registration for the matching event will open in June.

For more information about this event, contact April Cox at acox@pfcs.org, 814-255-9559 x. 116 or Danni Porath at dporath@pfcs.org, 814-255-9559 x. 122.
Diakon Adoption & Foster Care hosts:
Diakon Wilderness Center Matching Event!

When: Saturday, June 3, 2023

Time: 10am - 3:30pm (EST)

Where: 571 Mountain Road
Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Registration opens Monday, April 10, 2023.

For more information or to register for this event, copy and paste the following link into your website browser.


If you have any questions, please contact Katie Juliana at julianak@diakon.org.
*Meet the Youth* Matching Event at Camp Lutherlyn!

When: Saturday, June 3, 2023

Time: 9am – 3:30pm (EST)

Where: Camp Lutherlyn
500 Lutherlyn Lane
Butler, PA 16001

Join the Adoption Center and SWAN for a fun-filled day open to all families with an approved family profile/home study as well as youth ages 12 and older. This is an In-Person event that will be held in Butler PA at Camp Lutherlyn. Our host Joshua Strelbiki, will guide us through a fun filled event with activities that will provide our youth a safe place to share their experiences and allow their personalities to shine! A continental breakfast and delicious lunch will be served at the event. Each youth will leave with lots of goodies and have a FUN DAY, you won't want to miss this!

Pre-registration is required to attend this event.

To register your youth, please copy and paste the following link to your internet browser:


To register approved families with a family profile/home study, please copy and paste the following link to your internet browser:


For more information, please email Tiara McIntosh at mediarecruitment@adopt.org.

You’re invited to Philadelphia DHS Virtual Family Matching Mondays!

July 24th
August 7th and 21st
September 25th
October 16th and 30th
December 4th and 18th

Time: 6 p.m. (EST)

Where: Virtual - online platform

Creating or expanding your family through adoption is an enriching and rewarding experience. These informational matching events are for caregivers who are ready to provide a permanent and safe forever home for a child.

Pre-registration will be required, so please watch for more information to come.

For questions about the events, contact Lauren Flint at lauren.flint@phila.gov.

Josh Shapiro, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania