Upcoming Events

2018 SWAN/IL Summer Statewide Matching Reception

The purpose of a matching reception is to allow prospective adoptive families to meet and interact with the caseworkers who work directly with Pennsylvania’s waiting children. Families can learn more about the children in Pennsylvania in need of permanency by seeing photos, posters and multimedia presentations about them, and by talking directly to their caseworkers.

When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
250 Kalahari Drive
Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania 18349

Families are encouraged to pre-register by May 18, 2018, but walk ins will be welcomed. Agency table registration deadline is April 27, 2018. Table space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-in table registrations will not be accepted.

To register visit:
www.diakon-swan.org/swan/event/164/. For additional questions, please call the SWAN Helpline at 1.800.585.SWAN.

The Children's Aid Society of Mercer County is having a Matching Event!

When: September 15, 2018

Where: Maple Lane Farm
Mercer, PA 16137

More Information To Come!

Save the Date!

A fun, interactive matching event hosted by the agencies of Connections by Choice

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Featuring Interactive games like: Giant Jenga, Human Hungry, Hungry Hippo, Jumbo Ker-Plunk , Yard Yahtzee, Cornhole plus a camp fire and more!

Pizza and dessert provided.

All ages event, Families welcome!

Advanced Registration
Please call 724-838-9074 by September 4, 2018 to RSVP.

Sponsoring Agencies:
Catholic Charities - Greensburg
Children's Aid Home of Somerset
Lutheran Service Society

Announcing a Diakon Adoption and Foster Care matching event at the Diakon Wilderness Center near Boiling Springs, Pa. Enjoy wilderness-based team building and challenge courses including the center's high ropes course and 50 foot Alpine Tower.

When: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Time: 10:30 am to 3.30 pm
Registration: 10:00 - 10:30 am

Where: Diakon Wilderness Center
571 Mountain Road
Boiling Springs, PA 17007

For Diakon, the wilderness is a place where facing challenges helps youths to grow and succeed in life. Now, the wilderness can be a place where youths and families come together! Our hope is that the team building activities run by our Wilderness Center staff will decrease the stress of meeting new people and allow youth and families to be themselves and have fun! There will be opportunities to try both the low and high ropes course, though participating in these activities are optional. This event will occur rain or shine!

This matching event is best for waiting youth age 12 and up and families open to this age group. We will be focusing on the youth and families present and will not have agency display tables. Due to the nature of the event, we are unable to extend registration to biological or adopted children.

Online registration is now available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wilderness-center-matching-event-tickets-44433944123. Consents must be signed for everyone participating in the ropes courses. Youth consents must be submitted in advance; families can submit the release ahead of time or sign at the event.

For more information, please contact:
Katie Juliana

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

They are: Emily C02AB74, Mason C06AL38, Sam C06AO80, Destiny C07AA27, Hailey C07AA58, Candy C07AD43, Hector C08AB10, Tara C09AE59, Julia C10AA28, Justin C11AA27, Kai C13AA22, Xzaiver C20AB05, Isaiah C22AA99, Chanel C22CB43, Mick C22CD53, Ngor C25AA85, Crystal C36AA66, Michael C37AA10, Robert C49AB33, James C49AB77, Anastasia C54AA43, Scarlett C56AA48, Tiffany C59AB15, and Chloe C59AB37. 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!!
Meet The Kids 2018 Older Youth Matching Events
Hosted by the National Adoption Center and The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network

Saturday, June 9, 2018
New Castle, PA (Western Region)
Camp Agawam
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
*Registration Now Open!

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Harrisburg, PA (Central Region)

What is an Older Youth Matching Event?
An Older Youth Matching Event is a fun, interactive day where prospective adoptive families and youth (12 and up) in need of a permanent home can connect with one another. Only families with an approved home study/family profile are eligible to attend. Each Meet the Kids event will have different activities but all will have opportunities for families and youth to engage with one another.

To Register Families and Youth: Visit www.adopt.org (click on Events tab)
*New Castle event registration is now open
*Central PA event registration TBD

Questions? Contact Julie Marks LSW at 267-443-1875 or pateen@adopt.org.
The Salvation Army Foster Care and Adoption are sponsoring a Free Foster Care and Adoption Event - Care and Share.

Loving homes are needed for children of all ages.

When: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Salford Mennonite Church
480 Groffs Mill Road
Harleysville, PA

For more information or to register, please contact: angie.gillen@use.salvationarmy.org or 610-821-7706
Professional Family Care Services'
3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch Match

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where: Faranda's Farm
1171 Penn Avenue
Holsopple, PA 15935

Save the Date:

Presented by Project Star and PATH Ways

Family Game Day Matching Event

Date: August 26, 2018

Where: North Park, Pittsburgh, PA (Western Region)

The event is for waiting youth and prospective families. Stay tuned for more information!

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania