Upcoming Events

Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley, Inc. (CSC) Annual Matching Event: Virtual this year!

Prizes, raffles, fun!

WHEN: November 5, 2020

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Please join us virtually for an online matching event. This event is open to family workers, child workers, and families. Up to 15 children will be presented at this event and child workers should submit the child's flyer, PowerPoint, or video to Shari Menichello at smenichello@e-csc.org by October 21, 2020. CSC will select presentations on a first come first serve basis.

Families and family workers should also register by October 21, 2020 to Maura Hinkley AT 570-825-6425 EXT. 615 OR mhinkley@e-csc.org. Families must register with their names, email addresses, agency they work with, agency contact person and information, and what age range of children are they wanting to pursue by October 21, 2020. Family workers should provide this information to approved families.

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: Carson, C03AA23, Kendall C03AA28, Oscar C06AT48, Cole, C09AF78, Sahbay C15AB60, Kelena C17AA28, Alex C21AA36, Tracy C22CE91, Kyle C23AB91, Victoria C23AB94, James C25AB32, Skyler C34AA07, Alexus C36AB52, Harper C37AA40, Mark C38AA65, Jason C39AE51, Harry C40AB17, Allison C45AA20, Tatiyana C48AC18, Max C48AD27, Elijah C51AO78, Jeremiah C51CL89, Julian C51CQ81, Mark C51CT43, Danielle C51CY51, Jeremah C51AO79, Nahjaha C51CA19, Jaio C52AA31, David C56AA29, Caydenn C62AA89, Jack C63AA78, Chad C63AA86, Bill C65AC71, Cindy C65AC73 and Arianna C67AH56.
Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County is excited to announce our upcoming Virtual Older Youth Matching Event

When: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Virtual

This event is open to child welfare professionals, as well as adoptive families. It will be a wonderful opportunity for families interested in older youth to connect with workers.

RSVP: Please RSVP by October 30, 2020. Registration forms should be requested by contacting Ashley Eck at aeck@casmercer.org 724-662-4730 ext. 33

Families United Network will be hosting two virtual matching events in November

Event for Professionals to Present Children

WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2020

TIME: 3:00 pm -5:00 pm

Families United Network, Inc. is hosting their first virtual matching event for professionals only to present 10 waiting children. All the spots have been filled to promote a child during this event however, professionals can still register to attend the event to learn more about the children presented who are in need of permanent families.
If you are a family and would like your family worker to attend on your behalf, please contact your family worker directly and request your worker attend to learn more about the children being presented.

Please RSVP to Ashley Hill ahill@families4kids.org by October 30, 2020 if you would like to attend.

Event for Professionals to Present Families

WHEN: Thursday, November 19, 2020

TIME 3:00 pm -5:00 pm

Families United Network, Inc. is hosting their first virtual matching event for professionals only to present 10 match families. All the spots have been filled to promote a family during this event however, professionals can still register to attend the event to learn more about the families presented who are able to provide permanency to children. Professionals who would like to attend can RSVP to Ashley Hill ahill@families4kids.org by November 6, 2020.

Registration is open on a first come, first served basis.

If you are a family and would like to be represented at this event, please contact your family worker directly and request your worker register to present your family at the event.

Please join Family Services of NW PA for the first ever *virtual* Fall Flannel Meet and Greet. A VIRTUAL MATCHING EVENT AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITY

WHEN: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

TIME: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

This virtual event will have a time of information sharing, as well as a time for matching. The event will be interactive and will give child and family workers a chance to feature children and families through virtual matching boards in different breakout rooms. There will also be prizes and giveaways for families attending! Families with an approved home study/family profile are encouraged to attend. SPOTS ARE LIMITED AND WILL BE GIVEN ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

This will also be a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about what it takes to foster or adopt children and youth in the Pennsylvania child welfare system. After guest speakers, families interested in learning more will have a separate breakout room to speak with subject matter experts about facts and myths associated with the adoption process.

RSVP: Families, and child and family recruiters can email Melissa Scobey at mscobey@fsnwpa.org to register.
Northern Children’s Services Presents: 5th Annual Drive-In Matching Event
(In person event, Southeast Region)

WHEN: Friday, November 6, 2020

TIME: 5:30 pm -7:00 pm

WHERE: Northern Children’s Services
5301 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
(Rear entrance in the ball field; host agency will provide specific instructions as well as on site signage)

Agencies and approved families are being invited to a unique in-person “drive-in” matching event. Please read through the event information carefully to get an idea of what to expect.

This event is designed for workers and families who are interested in matching with PA children in need of permanency. All COVID-19 safety practices will be in place such as enforcement of masks, social distancing, hand washing, etc. Attendees will remain in their vehicles during the entire event. Attendees will enter our grounds through the rear entrance and there will be signage directing them to a registration table and then details given on how to proceed through the route of the drive-thru event. Pre-packaged meals and goodies will be distributed to attendees upon entrance to the event to enjoy as you drive thru.

Adoption agencies will have displays set up along the perimeter of the ball field to allow for attendees to drive up to each display. Families will be given a set amount of time at each agency display to engage with workers about children in need of permanency and receive information. Social distancing will be maintained at all times. (The driver side will be closest to the agency displays, so if there are multiple people in the car you may want to sit on the left side of the vehicle.) A signal will be provided to indicate when it is time for a vehicle to pull ahead to the next display. A bathroom will be available for use if needed.

RSVP REQUIRED: Attendees must pre-register for the event by October 28, 2020 to Hildy Somerville hsomerville@northernchildren.org, 215.482.1423 x1135. Upon registration, you will be provided detailed instructions about the event which includes a time to arrive. Pre-registration is essential in order to make sure the event runs smoothly. Questions? Contact Hildy Somerville.

Let’s Fall in Love” Virtual Matching Event

The York Area Adoption Coalition is hosting a virtual matching event.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

TIME: 1:00pm - 2:30 pm.

This event will be for affiliate agency professionals only, yet families are encouraged to ask their family workers to attend the event on their behalf. Affiliate recruiters will be presenting children and families during this virtual event. While all the child and family presentation slots have been filled, there still are plenty of slots available under “General Admission” to observe and learn about many wonderful highlighted children and families.

Please take the time to register and join us. General Admission registration is required to receive the zoom link, which will be sent prior to the event. Just as a reminder, this event is for affiliates only. Thank you so very much and we look forward to your participation and creating matches!

RSVP online by October 21, 2020 (copy the link and place into your internet browser): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-matching-event-tickets-117262440115. Registration is required to receive the zoom link, which will be sent prior to the event.

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania