Upcoming Events
The Bair Foundation Child & Family Ministries invites you to BAKE the world a better place.
It’s a Matching Event and Sweet Treat Reception.

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2016

TIME: 4:30 – 7:00 pm

WHERE: Northway Christian Church
12121 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090

WHO: Prospective foster and adoptive parents, SWAN affiliates, county caseworkers, and families

WHY: To learn about the children in need of a foster or forever home; gather resources; and bring families together

Child care will be provided

RSVP: By October 10
Jessica Long

Celebrate national adoption month at Children’s Aid Society’s premiere matching event!
Meet waiting children, mingle with other families and agencies, and enjoy delicious food.

WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2016

TIME: 5:30 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: Luigi’s Villa
800 West Weber Avenue
DuBois, PA

RSVP: Preferred but not required
814-765-2686 ext. 221
email: adoption@childaid.org

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.

You’re invited to Diakon Adoption & Foster Care’s 5th Annual MATCHING EVENT & FASHION SHOW where waiting youth and families are the models! You will:

Meet the waiting children and their caseworker
Visit the agencies display tables
Win door prizes
Enjoy refreshments

WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2016

TIME: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Henry Auditorium at Diakon Adoption &
Foster Care
One South Home Avenue
Topton, PA 19562

NOTE: Please do not use GPS as it will take you to the wrong address! Instead, contact Pat Bittner for directions.

RSVP and REGISTRATION INFO: Pat Bittner, 610-682-1522, bittnerp@diakon.org

Please join us for Family Pathway's Annual Matching Event.

WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016

TIME: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

WHERE: Family Pathways
100 Brugh Avenue, 1st floor
Butler, PA 16001

10:30am – 11:00am: Registration
11:00am – 12:00pm: Training
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Matching Event
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Matching Moments (Limited Slots)
1:45 pm: Gift Basket Drawing

Training: Giving Youth a Voice
This training will help provide insight into what older youth in care are feeling and how workers can better represent them.

Presented by OCMI Recruiters: Karly Vogt and Nic Landon

Waiting Youth will host a Cookie Creation Station throughout the event

Light lunch provided
Parking in rear lot

RSVP: No later than 9/30/16
Brenda Dunmyre, bdunmyre@familypathways.net
Phone 724-284-9440 or Fax 724-284-9441


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
You are cordially invited to the premiere RED CARPET MATCHING EVENT in celebration of national adoption month hosted by Northern Children’s Services.
Featuring food, refreshments, raffles, prizes and fun family activities.

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2016

TIME: 5:00 - 7:00PM

WHERE: Northern Children’s Services
First floor Cafeteria
5301 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128

RSVP: Please respond by October 14, 2016
Hildy Somerville
215-482-1423 ext. 1135

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania