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Upcoming Events
Children's Home of Reading (CHOR) and Family Services Presents:

6th Annual Carnival of Love Matching Event

When: Friday, April 17, 2015

Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Where: The Children's Home of Reading's
Cardy Building
1040 Nicolls Street
Reading, PA 19601

Please register no later than March 31, 2015 with Tammy Brumbach: 610-478-8266 at ext. 401

Bags of goodies for each family and games will be provided with Prizes, Food, and Fun.

Affiliates wishing to bring their waiting children are encouraged to do so.

Door prizes, including a drawing for affiliates who attend the Matching Event, as well as the affiliate who has the most waiting families in attendance.

Children's Service Center (CSC) is holding a Family Outing for all families seeking interaction with other famlies in the adoption/foster care process. You do not have to have worked with CSC to be involved, so spread the word to any adoptive/foster families you know. Anyone wishing to participate is requested to RSVP to Rebecca Nallon at rrupell@e-csc.org so we make sure to look for you there (the park is also open to the public). Here are the details:

When: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Where: Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
525 Keystone Avenue
Pittston, PA 18640
570-316-0500
www.skyzone.com/scranton

Time: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Anyone wishing to jump must have a waiver (completed by a parent or legal guardian for those under 18), available on Sky Zone's website. If you are not the legal guardian of your child, let Rebecca know if you need help getting a waiver to the proper legal guardian. The staff at Sky Zone STRONGLY recommends buying tickets in advance online to make sure you have time to jump when we are there.

Food is not permitted to be brought in, but it is available for purchase. There are no age limits. Jumpers are grouped by size for safety.

This is a pay your own way event. However, if there are extenuating circumstances and you would like to attend but cannot pay, let Rebecca know. Prices are as follows and include tax and special jump socks:

$13 - 30 minutes
$17 - 60 minutes
$21 - 90 minutes
$25 - 120 minutes


UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS!!!!!

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, Howie C07AC29, Cassidy C08AA43,Dillon C10AA19, Jeremy C10AA23, James C10AA24, Joseph C1108611, Amber C15AA14, Alisha C19AA02, Jaime C20AA83, Jess C20AB14, Sharon C20AB18, Demetri C22AC26, Cassandra C22AC33, Stephen C23AB20, Michelle C26AA04, Alice C29AA13, Dominick C3610218, Michael C39AA03, Chalid C39AC26, Tyler C39AC64, Anthony C39AD38, Cody C42AA23, Barry C43AA16, Geoff C48AA53, Kelly C48AA91, David C51AB08, Tahkem C51AJ88, Nasir C51AZ21, Shakeel C5108461, Mikal C5111253, Toby C54AA37, Alex C56AA09, Jeffrey C56AA13, Timothy C56AA15, Ben C58AA34, Darcy C61AA37, Derrick C65AA25, Christopher C65AA29, & Kane C6707196. 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!!

National Adoption Center (NAC) and the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) is sponsoring an Older Youth Matching Event.

Where: Citizens Bank Park
1 Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

What is an Older Youth Matching Event?

An Older Youth Matching Event is a fun, interactive day where prospective adoptive families and older youth in need of a permanent home can get aquainted with one another.

Only families with an approved home study/family profile are eligible to attend.

Families and youth will have a chance to tour the ballpark.

For youth and family registration go to www.adopt.org

For more information contact Julie Marks, LSW @ 267-443-1875/pateen@adopt.org

There will be a Pre-Event for Youth and their Social Workers on March 17th at:

Greater Plymouth Community Center
Plymouth Meeting, PA.
4:00PM - 6:00PM.

This is a chance for youth to get prepared to attend the Matching Event.

Project STAR at The Children's Institute will host the ninth annual Growing Families through Adoption matching and awareness event on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

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. To date, more than 50 children have been successfully matched with permanent families as a result of this event. This event is free, open to the public and will feature a panel of speakers, refreshments and giveaways.

RSVP by March 22 by visiting www.amazingkids.org/GFTA or by calling 877.433.1109 and selecting option seven. Childcare will be available to those who attend.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Foster and Adoptive Families
Permanency and Foster Care Professionals
Youth Advocates

AGENDA:
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Agency Registration
12:30 - 1 p.m. Family Registration
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Speaker Panel
2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Matching Event

LOCATION:
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

CONTACT INFO:
Russ McCurdy at 412.244.3083 or rum@the-institute.org

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