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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: 11:00 am - 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.

Adoption Awareness Carnival sponsored by the Northeast Training Collaboration.

Adoption Rocks "The Rock"

Join us for FREE games, snacks, and family fun.

When: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Time: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Where: The Rock Rec Sports Complex
Back Mountain Harvest Assembly
340 Carverton Road
Trucksville, PA 18708

Adoption Night at the Movies sponsored by the Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County (ACLC).

When: November 6, 2014

Time: 6:30PM

Where: Penn Cinema
541 Airport Road
Lititz, PA

Two Family-themed movies are being featured: Frozen and Elf. This is a FREE event. Tickets available, while supplies last, starting at 6:00 PM. FREE Popcorn for the first 100 families.

Adoption professionals will be in the lobby to answer questions and provide information about adoption.


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!!

Join the Older Child Matching Initiative (OCMI) & Family Pathways for a Matching Event.

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Family Pathways
Monarch Place 1st Floor
100 Brugh Avenue
Butler, PA 16001

RSVP to Brenda Dunmyre by October 17, 2014 at (bdunmyre@familypathways.net) or by calling 724-284-9440

Save the Date - Older Youth Match Party
Ice Breaker Activities
Bowl with PA Foster Care Youth
Play Table Tennis

Sponsored by: Tabor

When: 11/1/2014

Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Where: Lucky Strike Philadelphia
1336 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Registration opens 8/1/2014 at www17.Tabor.org

For more information contact:
Kia Stephens
215-842-4800 ext: 442 or

The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network in collaboration with The Pennsylania Child Welfare Resource Center's Independent Living Project are pleased to announce the upcoming 2014 Fall Quarterly Meetings:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Radisson Lackawanna Station
700 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 342-8300
Registration deadline:
September 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Doubletree Hotel
Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center
101 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146
(412) 373-7300
Registration deadline:
October 7, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Holiday Inn Clarion
45 Holiday Inn Road
Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 226-8850
Registration deadline:
October 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
(Ramada Philadelphia Airport)
76 Industrial Hwy., Rte. 291
Essington, PA 19029
(610) 521-9600
Registration deadline:
October 14, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Holiday Inn Fort Washington
432 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
(215) 643-3000
Registration deadline:
October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Conference Center at Central Pennsylvania College
600 Valley Road
Enola, PA 17025
(800) 759-2727
Registration Deadline:
October 20, 2014

SWAN affiliates are required to attend quarterly meetings. We also invite and encourage each county children and youth agency to attend, including caseworkers, supervisors and administrators. Approval of continuing education credit, provided through co-sponsorship with the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Pennsylvania pre-approved provider of social work continuing education, is pending. Diakon/Family Design Resources will also issue certificates of training that can be credited toward the 20 hours of annual training required for all county children and youth caseworkers.

To register, go to the Diakon website at www.diakon-swan.org under Events. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.