Upcoming Events
Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley invites you to join our Fall 2016 Adoption Match Event.

When: Saturday, December 3, 2016

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Where: 358 South Franklin Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

RSVP to 570-825-6425 or email:
Shari Menichello x653 smenichello@e-csc.org
Rebecca Nallon x532 rnallon@e-csc.org
Amanda Sevison x610 asevison@e-csc.org
Ashley Campbell x316 acampbell@e-csc.org

Food and refreshments will be available. Family friendly, children are welcome and waiting youth are invited to attend.

Grantee of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption's Signature Program, Wendy's Wonderful Kids

Come join the fun at the Delaware Valley Adoption Council’s (DVAC) first Fall Festival. At this event, licensed resource families and their children, will enjoy the opportunity to talk with caseworkers, eat dinner, play games, and meet youth (age 10 and older).

When: September 27,2016

Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: Davisville Church
325 West Street Road
Southampton, PA 18966

Registration: Sheina Martinez at smartinez@bethany.org

What to expect: Eat. Talk with caseworkers and youth. Play games (which will be interspersed throughout the event). Team Activities- no special skills required, other than active participation. Prizes will be awarded.


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

They are: Dee Jay C03AA13, Nicole C05AA14, Franklin C06AB32, James C08AB06,Jackie C09AD22, Matthew C14AB34, Michael C20AA76, Sarita C20AA88, Joseph C22CA79, Traquan C23AA62, Sarah C25AA97, David Jacob C30AB66, Adalida C35AA82, Cassie C37AA41, Annie C37AA42, Brieanna C39AD42, Thomas C40AA46, Christine C40AA75, Cathy C44AA54, Shannon C48AA71, Tyler C49AA37, Alex C56AA23, Brittany C59AA01, Nolan C61AA38, 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!!
What: Northeast Adoption & Child Welfare Summit, sponsored by Bethany Christian Services

When: Friday, October 7, 2016
6:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016
8:30am to 6:00pm

Where: Calvary Church
1051 Landis Valley Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

Provide support and training to foster and adoptive families, professionals and church leaders.
Prepare us as a community to better care for vulnerable children and families who have experienced:
• Adoption
• Foster care
• Aging out of foster care
• Orphanage environments
• Trafficking and exploitation
• Displacement as refugees
• Family history of violence, substance
abuse and/or incarceration

RSVP: Lisa Troncale, ltroncale@bethany.org
Please join Professional Family Care Services for their first annual Pumpkin Patch Match.

Please join us for a day of fun on the farm at this matching event! An adoption matching event where families can talk with agency workers about children waiting to find a family, while also enjoying all of the fun activities that Faranda’s Farm has to offer! The farm charges an admission fee to the general public, but the cost of admission will be covered for all attending the matching event, so please be sure to register by September 9, 2016. Space is limited!

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 12 pm – 3pm
Where: Faranda’s Farm
1171 Penn Ave
Hollsopple, PA 15935 Faranda’s Farm is approximately 15 miles from the Somerset Exit 110 on the PA Turnpike

*Agency workers: Please note that Waiting Children are welcome to attend. Contact Allie Kirsch.

RSVP: Due 09/02/16
Allie Kirsch, akirsch@pfcs.org
Phone: 814-255-9559 x 106

We Need Families Match Event

What: We Need Families Match Event

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Where: Dr. Robert Ketterer Charter School
1133 Village Way
Latrobe, PA 15650

RSVP: Agencies or families, please call Sherry Horner at Adelphoi Village (724-838-7334)

An interactive event designed to match children in out-of-home placement with interested families. Families and kids/teens will play oversized games together and get to know each other in a fun, relaxed atmosphere! Pizza, dessert and drinks will be provided!

Presented by: Connections by Choice - a local, inter-agency alliance whose purpose is to find families for children wanting to be adopted. Agencies include: Adelphoi Village, Catholic Charities, Children’s Aid Home, Lutheran Service Society, Wesley Spectrum, and the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau.

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania