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Upcoming Events
3rd Annual Fun Fest

Representatives from Family Services of NW PA, Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services and the Erie County Office of Children and Youth are planning the upcoming 2014 Fun Fest.

When: Saturday, November 22nd

Where: Bethel Christian School
1781 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

Time: 12 pm - 3 pm

All prospective families with an approved home study from across NW PA are invited to attend this event.

This event will be a great opportunity to interact with children in out-of-home placement from across NW PA.

Please contact Danelle Stone at 814-456-2091 or email at dstone@cccas.org with any questions and to RSVP by November 20th.

Adoption Awareness Carnival sponsored by the Northeast Training Collaboration.

Adoption Rocks "The Rock"

Join us for FREE games, snacks, and family fun.

When: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Time: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Where: The Rock Rec Sports Complex
Back Mountain Harvest Assembly
340 Carverton Road
Trucksville, PA 18708

Adoption Night at the Movies sponsored by the Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County (ACLC).

When: November 6, 2014

Time: 6:30PM

Where: Penn Cinema
541 Airport Road
Lititz, PA

Two Family-themed movies are being featured: Frozen and Elf. This is a FREE event. Tickets available, while supplies last, starting at 6:00 PM. FREE Popcorn for the first 100 families.

Adoption professionals will be in the lobby to answer questions and provide information about adoption.

Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley, Inc. fall matching event:

When: Friday, November 7, 2014

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

Where: Children's Service Center Campus
335 South Franklin Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

Registration is appreciated by 10/31/14, but due to late notice of this posting, exceptions may be possible. Please contact Michelle Mushock at 570-825-6425 ext. 653 or mmushock@e-csc.org or Rebecca Nallon at 570-825-6425 ext. 532 or rnallon@e-csc.org with questions or to RSVP.


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

They are: Robby C09AA54, Stephen C09AC20 ,Daniella C09AC28 ,Dillon C10AA19, Jess C20AB14, Joseph C1108611, Demetri C22AC26, Bethany C25AA51, Anthony C39AD38, Mary Ann C44AA52, Tiffaney C4809830, Mikal C5111253, Rita C56AA01, Daymara C62AA64, Tonya C62AA68, Destiny C63AA16, & Christian C6500224 . 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!!

Clarion County Children and Youth Services are sponsoring:

'Operation Adoption Options'

WHERE: Clarion Mall, Clarion PA
WHEN: November 4th 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Learn about the steps in an adoption journey, talk with people who have adopted, and meet people and agencies who can help get your journey started.

Light refreshments and children’s activities available as well as a photo to document your trip! If you are interested in finding out how you can help with this event please call 814-226-9280.

Project Star at The Children's Institute will host an adoption awareness and matching event. Learn about hundreds of waiting kids through their pictures and stories. Affiliates and county workers will be available to answer questions about the children they represent. This event is free and open to the public and will feature a panel of speakers, refreshments, and giveaways as well as a children's art contest and art show with the theme 'What makes a House a Home?'

When: Saturday, November 22, 2014

Where: The Life Center
(Next to the Beaver County YMCA)
2236 3rd Avenue
New Brighton, PA 15066

RSVP by November 14. Agencies, please contact Stephanie McCracken - 724-775-0209, ext. 6091 or sfe@the-institute.org.

Families and other interested adults, please contact Rob Henry - 724-775-0209, ext. 6034, or roh@the-institute.org.

Save the Date - Older Youth Match Party
Ice Breaker Activities
Bowl with PA Foster Care Youth
Play Table Tennis

Sponsored by: Tabor

When: 11/1/2014

Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Where: Lucky Strike Philadelphia
1336 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Registration opens 8/1/2014 at www17.Tabor.org

For more information contact:
Kia Stephens
215-842-4800 ext: 442 or