Upcoming Events
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: Marie C01AA99, Ian C02AB69, Parker C02AB84, Tessa C02AB89, Natasha C02AC12, Aliyah C02AC13, Peter Parker C03AA26, Aubrie C03AA31, Alexis C04AA40, Zaahir C06AO46, Joshua C06AP26, Debby C06AS31, David C06AT32, Dominick C06AU74, Joshua C10AA49, Zachary C15AB69, Serinity C15AC11, Kyle C17AA29, Jake C21AA35, Serenity C21AA40, Trey C23AB98, Jordan C25AB46, Vaz C32AA42, Jose C36AC06, Griffin C36AC38, Eric C39AD65, Sapphire C39AE30, Tyler C41AC24, Natasha C43AA44, Andrew C46AB45, Anya C46AB87, Devon C49AB27, Jovani C49AB46, Roxy C49AB90, Sean C51CT19, Mahdi C51CT31, Hallie C51CX39, Miguel C51CZ77, Zarreah C51DD35, Adam C60AA09, Amber C63AA64, Michael C63AA75, and David C64AA47.
Our Kids Take the Cake

The Children’s Aid Home Programs of Somerset County, Inc. is hosting an interactive virtual matching event.

DATE: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

TIME: 6:00pm -8:00pm

Approved families are invited to attend to meet our waiting children. This event will be held via Zoom and will offer families a chance to learn about, and even “meet” some of those children from the comfort of their own homes.

Please register by emailing matching@cahprogram.orgby January 25, 2021. Please include your family name, agency and agency worker.

We look forward to sharing this sweet time with you.
The Children’s Home of York’s Matching Around the MayPole Annual Matching Event

VIRTUAL EVENT this year!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

TIME: 1:00 pm -3:00 pm (EST)

Children’s Home of York is hosting the Matching Around the Maypole event virtually this year! This event is for child and family workers only.

Although families are unable to attend, families are encouraged to ask their worker to attend on their behalf. The event will feature 14 children in need of permanency and 10 families. Presentations will be 5 minutes long and there will be opportunities for participants to ask questions. More details will be forthcoming regarding registration instructions.

Check back often for more updates!

DHS Philadelphia Virtual Adoption Matching Event

The Office of Children and Families: Department of Human Services Philadelphia invites you to a Virtual Adoption Matching Event

Growing Your Family, One Child at a Time

WHEN: February 1-5, 2021 *Monday-Friday*

TIME: 6 pm (EST) *event starts at 6 pm each evening*

Philadelphia is hosting its first virtual matching event the week of February 1-5, 2021. That’s 5 nights in a row! These virtual events are for approved families looking to adopt and provide permanency to Philadelphia’s children. Families should register by January 20, 2021.

To register and for any additional questions, contact Nina Foye at 215-666-0895 or email nina.foye@phila.gov.

Family Services of NWPA invites you to their Spring Virtual Matching Event

WHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

TIME: 5:30-8:30 pm (EST)

Please join us for a virtual evening which will include breakout rooms, icebreaker activities and chances to win prizes! Participants will be able to learn more about children in need of permanency as well as waiting families. This event is open to families, family workers and child recruiters.

To register: Contact Melissa Scobey at mscobey@fsnwpa.org.

Valentine's Virtual Matching Event hosted by The Children’s Choice, Inc.

A virtual matching event is being held around the time of Valentine’s day and we’d love to “see” you there! Participants will have a chance to learn more about 10 wonderful children (ages 12 and older) who are in need of permanent families. This event is open to professionals only, however if you are a family you are encouraged to contact your family recruiter and ask they participate in the event on your behalf.

WHEN: Thursday, February 18th, 2021

TIME 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (EST)

RSVP TO ATTEND: Email Amy Holmes at aholmes@childrenschoice.org. A link to the Zoom event will be sent out once you RSVP.
Save the Date

York Area Adoption Coalition 2021 Virtual Matching Events

WHEN: Wednesday March 3, 2021

TIME: 1:00-3:00 pm (EST)

This event is designed to highlight families able to provide permanency to PA children. The audience will be for professionals from agencies only.

Details and registration for this event will be forthcoming.

Check back for more details!

Save the Date

York Area Adoption Coalition 2021 Virtual Matching Event

WHEN: Wednesday March 10, 2021

TIME: 5:00-7:00 pm (EST)

This event is designed to highlight PA children in need of permanency. This event is open to both affiliate agencies and families.

Details and registration for this event will be forthcoming.

Check back for more details!

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania