Upcoming Events
Come and find out more about becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Speak with foster care and adoption professionals as well as foster and adoptive families. Pony rides and face painting for the children. Refreshments and drinks for all.

Where: Child to Family Connections
Meadville, PA

When: Tuesday May 30, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

For more information contact:
Marie Schwartz
814-336-3007
mschwartz@childtofamilyconnections.org

Diakon Wilderness Matching Event

When: June 3, 2017

Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where: Boiling Springs, PA

This will be an interactive and physical event for both youth and families. It does require pre-registration. Please RSVP by May 22nd to Julianna Angelo at 717-795-0312 or via email at angeloj@diakon.org




Family Services of NW PA Awareness Event

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Millcreek Mall
Erie PA

Interested in learning more about foster care or adoption? Come to the Millcreek Mall in Erie PA and talk with representatives from foster care and adoption agencies serving northwestern PA. In addition, browse through the “Art With A Heart Art Show” and vote on your favorite artwork by local foster/adoptive children. Children submitted art demonstrating why “Families Are Special” to them.

For more information, please contact:
Meredith Rodenbaugh
Adoption Supervisor
at Family Services of NW PA
Phone# 814-866-4597
email: mrodenbaugh@fsnwpa.org


UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS!!!!!

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

They are: Ben C02AB48, Amonae C02AB62,LeBron C02AB68, Aaron C03AA05, Jackie C09AD22, Matthew C14AB34, Michael C20AA76, Blake C21AA06, Liza C21AA25, Terrel C22AA87, S-37 C22CC68, Sarah C25AA97, Melissa C28AB23, Walter C32AA24, Samuel C32AA29, Christopher C36AA97, Ashley C36AB32, Ja'Mone C39AD44, Aaliyah C46AB35, Tyrese C49AB28, Shayaira C51AH31, Jahmir C51AX08, Keisha C63AA48, and Faith C63AA54. 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!!
Luzerne County Upcoming Adoption/Foster Care Awareness Event

When: Thursday, May 25 through Monday,
May 29, 2017

Time: The event is held nightly from 4:30pm to 10pm from Thursday through Sunday and from 10AM to 8PM on Monday.

Where: Sweet Valley Fire Company, located on Main Road in Sweet Valley, PA. The physical address of the fire company is 5383 Main Rd, Sweet Valley, PA 18656.

Every year the Sweet Valley Fire Company holds a fair on the fire company grounds and at nearby Ross Township Elementary School. The fair includes food vendors, amusement rides and games, and craft vendors. Luzerne County Children and Youth Services will be setting up a table at the fair to provide information on the need for foster and adoptive parents in the county. Interested persons can sign up at the event to meet with a recruiter. We will also be providing make and take craft activities for the children who are attending the fair.

For more information, please contact:
David Gaugler
570-826-8710
david.gaugler@luzernecounty.org
Save the Dates

Meet the Kids 2017 Older Youth Matching Events

What is an Older Youth Matching Event?
An Older Youth Matching Event is a fun, interactive day where prospective adoptive families and youth (12 and up) in need of a permanent home can connect with one another. Only families with an approved home study/family profile are eligible to attend.

When: Saturday, June 10th in Western PA

Registration:
For youth and family registration, visit www.adopt.org. Western Pennsylvania event registration opens in April.

For more information, contact Julie Marks, LSW, at 267-443-1875 or pateen@adopt.org.
Pinebrook Family Answers Foster Care Awareness Event

When: Tuesday May 23, 2017

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Pinebrook Family Answers
402 North Fulton Street
Allentown, PA 18102

Meet, Greet, and Eat. Come dine with current Pinebrook foster families and Pinebrook Staff and learn how YOU too can foster the future!

For more information, contact:
Heidi Hoffer
Coordinator of Studies and Training
hhoffer@pbfalv.org
610-432-3919
You are invited to attend the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network/Independent Living (SWAN/IL) matching reception.

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Kalahari Resorts & Convention
Pocono Manor, PA 18349

This reception allows prospective adoptive families to meet children waiting for permanency and speak to the caseworkers who represent them.
The Matching Reception kicks off with a program featuring waiting youth who will highlight their own unique and special qualities.

Register by May 19, 2017 at:
http://www.diakon-swan.org/swan/event/86/ and download the Matching Reception - 2017 Summer Statewide - Family Invitation, Registration Form and Guidelines.

Questions can be directed to:
Jennifer Casner-Hockenberry
Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Family Coord.
1-800-227-0225, ext. 6431 or
jcasner-hockenberry@diakon-swan.org
Together As Adoptive Parents Upcoming Adoptive/Foster Care Awareness Event

When: Saturday May 27, 2017

Time: 9:00am until 2:00pm

Where: Smith Playground
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Will give out free hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks to kids –information will be available on becoming adoptive or foster families and ways they can help Resource families.

For more information contact:
Phyllis Stevens
Phone # 215-256-0669
Email Address taplink@comcast.net

Three Rivers Adoption Council (TRAC) Foster Care Awareness Lunch

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Where: Oasis Ministries
West Mifflin PA 15122

Spend an afternoon learning how you can become a foster parent. Listen to presentations from both foster youth and current foster parents. Enjoy raffles, prizes and lunch.

For more information contact Ja-Neen Jones at 412-471-8722 ext. 230 or jjones@3riversadopt.org


 
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania