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Upcoming Events
3rd Annual Fun Fest

Representatives from Family Services of NW PA, Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services and the Erie County Office of Children and Youth are planning the upcoming 2014 Fun Fest.

When: Saturday, November 22nd

Where: Bethel Christian School
1781 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

Time: 12 pm - 3 pm

All prospective families with an approved home study from across NW PA are invited to attend this event.

This event will be a great opportunity to interact with children in out-of-home placement from across NW PA.

Please contact Danelle Stone at 814-456-2091 or email at dstone@cccas.org with any questions and to RSVP by November 20th.

Fit for Family event is sponsored by The Salvation Army Children's Services.

When: Saturday, November 22, 2014

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Where: Governor Wolf Elementary School
1920 Butztown Road
Bethlehem, PA

Bring the whole family and join us for 3 hours of fun, fitness, family and cardio! Led by certified fitness professionals, all in celebration of PA adoption and kids who are "Fit for Family". Come for one or stay for all 3.
1:00 Zumba
2:00 Insanity
3:00 Yoga

Wear your fitness attire and bring a towel or yoga mat.

Sessions best suited for children ages 12 and up. Sign in required for fitness session participation. Adult supervision required for all attending children.

Questions? Call 610-821-7706 or email salvationarmy.marketing@gmail.com

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

1908 WYLIE AVENUE, 2nd Fl

If your agency is interested in having a matching table at this event, please contact Khalilah Brandon for information at 412-471-8722 ext. 235 or by email at kmartin@3riversadopt.org.


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

They are: Robby C09AA54, Stephen C09AC20 ,Daniella C09AC28 ,Dillon C10AA19, Jess C20AB14, Joseph C1108611, Demetri C22AC26, Bethany C25AA51, Anthony C39AD38, Mary Ann C44AA52, Tiffaney C4809830, Mikal C5111253, Rita C56AA01, Daymara C62AA64, Tonya C62AA68, Destiny C63AA16, & Christian C6500224 . 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!!

Project Star at The Children's Institute will host an adoption awareness and matching event. Learn about hundreds of waiting kids through their pictures and stories. Affiliates and county workers will be available to answer questions about the children they represent. This event is free and open to the public and will feature a panel of speakers, refreshments, and giveaways as well as a children's art contest and art show with the theme 'What makes a House a Home?'

When: Saturday, November 22, 2014

Where: The Life Center
(Next to the Beaver County YMCA)
2236 3rd Avenue
New Brighton, PA 15066

RSVP by November 14. Agencies, please contact Stephanie McCracken - 724-775-0209, ext. 6091 or sfe@the-institute.org.

Families and other interested adults, please contact Rob Henry - 724-775-0209, ext. 6034, or roh@the-institute.org.

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