Upcoming Events
Because all children deserve a permanent and loving home, Connections by Choice, an inter-agency alliance, will be holding a matching and awareness event.

When: Saturday, September 26

Time: 4 to 7 PM

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

This event is designed to match children in out-of-home placement with interested families as well as provide information about fostering and adoption to interested families. There will be games and activities to allow interaction and food and beverages will be provided. You don’t have to be an approved parent to attend — all interested in providing a loving and permanent home are welcome!

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Sharon Horner at 724.838.7334.

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care Matching Event on Saturday, September 12

Diakon Wilderness Center
571 Mountain Road
Boiling Springs, PA 17007

There will be wilderness-based team building and challenge courses, including the center’s high ropes course and 50 foot Alpine Tower! A light breakfast and lunch are also provided. Youth present will be 10 years and older.

In order to participate in the high ropes course, both youth and families will need to have a consent form signed.

Please register by August 28, 2015. Based on the number of family registrations, youth registrations may be limited.

For more information, please contact:

Katie Juliana, LSW
Diakon Adoption and Foster Care
960 Century Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Phone: 717-795-0479
Email: julianak@diakon.org

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

They are: James C01AA67, Austin C06AE96, December C06AL72, Dominic C07AA91, Howie C07AC29, Joy C07AC71, Cassidy C08AA43, Jerry C08AB00, Dillon C10AA19, Jeremy C10AA23, James C10AA24, Amber C15AA14, Alisha C19AA02, Jaime C20AA83, Sharon C20AB18, Cassandra C22AC33, Moneise C22CB59, Michelle C26AA04, Sara C29AA13, Dominick C3610218, Allie C37AA32, Michael C39AA03, Anthony C39AD38, Fred C40AA52, Barry C43AA16, Geoff C48AA53, Tahkem C51AJ88, Nasir C51AZ21, Shakeel C5108461, Toby C54AA37, Alex C56AA09, Timothy C56AA15, Ben C58AA34, Darcy C61AA37, Derrick C65AA25, & Christopher C65AA29. 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: Matching Event to promote children looking for their forever families

WHO: Matching Families, CSR Workers, Affiliate Agencies & County Agencies

WHEN: Friday, October 16, 2015

TIME: 5:00 - 7:30 PM

WHERE: Westminster Presbyterian Church
2151 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

RSVP: Lynette Fasnacht at lfasnacht@bethany.org or (717) 399-3213 to sign-up for an agency table or to register a matching family to attend.

Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County
Bethany Christian Services
Children's Home of Reading
Children's Home of York
Families United Network
Lancaster County Children and Youth
Pressley Ridge
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania