Upcoming Events
You’re invited to the Big Top Matching Event hosted by The Bair Foundation and Discovery Christian Church!

Date: Saturday October 8, 2022

Time: 12-2pm (EST)

Location: Discovery Church
170 Scharberry Lane
Mars, PA 16046
(Western PA Region)

Join us for carnival games, mini golf, create your own pizzas, and an excellent opportunity to match children with families! Agencies, youth receiving recruitment services, and resource families with an approved SWAN Family Profile are invited to attend. Please see the specific registration information for further details.

RSVP Required.

To register, copy and paste the appropriate link into your browser:

Agency and Youth: https://discovertogether.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/413/responses/new

Family: https://discovertogether.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/414/responses/new

Please contact Melissa Adamson at mebander@gmail.com with any questions.

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: Kyle C51DL75, Rebekah C67AD96, Andy C02AC60, Mark C05AA33, Phillip C06AW16, Brenton C17AA31, Anna C21AA60, Jeremiah C21AA62, Terrell C22CE03, Aaron C23AB18, Isaac C23AC11, Jackson C25AB80, Joseph C38AA66, Katherine C38AA67, Kevin C42AA79, Boyd C45AC42, Jason C45AC48, Sam C46AC68, Jazmin C51CW17, Sebastian C51DA18, Joseph C51DX64, Sam C54AB00, Ava C54AB09, Deacon C56AA88, James C65AC99, Joshua C65AD00, Revi C67AH42, Faith C67AJ51, and Summer C67AJ52.
Children's Aid Society Annual Adoption Matching Event.

Save the Date!!

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (EST)

Where: Luigi's Villa
800 West Weber Avenue, DuBois
Western PA Region

Approved adoptive families are invited to join adoption and foster care agencies from across the state to learn more about and meet children that are in need of their forever homes.

Additional information will be sent out in the next few months.
Save the Date!!

Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley, Inc. invites you to attend their Annual Fall Matching Event!

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time: 12pm - 2pm (EST)

Where: 335 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre PA
(Northeast Region)

Approved families are welcome! Children/Youth will be welcome to attend with their CSR workers as well.

More information to follow.
Save the Date!

You’re invited to Family Pathways’ Annual Matching Event

Come Check Out *Speed Matching*

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Time: 10:30 AM- 2:00 PM (EST)

Location: To Be Determined

More information about *speed matching* and event specifics will be coming soon. Check back often for more details!

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care and the Older Child Matching Initiative (OCMI) Programs invite you to…

G4G (Go for Games) Matching Event

When: Saturday, October 1, 2022
(Rain date: Saturday, October 8, 2022)

Time: 10:30AM – 2:30PM (EST)

Where: Upper Macungie Park (Rt. 100 Park)
1625 North Route 100
Fogelsville, PA 18051
(Northeast Region, Lehigh County near Allentown)

Please join us for Diakon’s G4G (GO FOR GAMES) Matching Event. Youth (age 10+) and families will enjoy games of all types – come be silly and witty, and most of all come to have FUN! It’ll be AMAZING, much like the Amazing Race of television fame! Don’t miss out on this winning opportunity; you just may make a MATCH!

Lunch is included. And a professional photographer will also be available to take youth photos.

TO REGISTER CONTACT: Karen Knodel at knodelk@diakon.org

Save the Date!! Let’s TACO Bout Matching!!

Family Services of NW PA will be hosting an in-person matching event.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022

Where: Erie, PA

Details on location, time, and registration will be available in the next few weeks.

The Adoption Center and The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network invite you to a
Meet the Children Matching Event!

When: Saturday October 22, 2022

Time: 9 am to 3:30 pm (EST)

Where: Mt. Lou San Bible Camp
2200 Blue Mountain Parkway
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(Central Region)

Our Meet the Children match events are designed to bring together children waiting to be adopted from foster care with approved, home-studied families. The youth and families participate in a day filled with fun and activities to help the youth and families get to know each other.

Join us for a fun-filled day open to all families with an approved family profile/home study and youth ages 12 and older. This is an In-Person event that will feature youth in the Central part of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg area). 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 link below into your browser:

Register Youth - https://forms.gle/CFHBRV6pGDy5krPP8

To register a family you work with that may want to attend please copy and paste the link below into your browser:

Register Family - https://forms.gle/1d1fbUsVdFVim3UGA

Professional Family Care Services Matching Event

When: Saturday, October 8, 2022

Time: 12pm – 3pm (EST)

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

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

The event will be outdoors and masks are optional. Hand sanitizer will be provided, along with indoor bathrooms.

To register, copy and paste the appropriate link into your browser:

Agencies: https://forms.gle/fFCfoUNvn8T2qNWT9

Families: https://forms.gle/LyHbPNHgkibjXMUQ8

Registration will close on September 24, 2022

For more information please contact:
April Cox acox@pfcs.org, 814-255-9559 x. 116 or Danni Porath dporath@pfcs.org, 814-255-9559 x. 122
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania