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: Giovanni C67AF73, Kiara C21AA15, Preston C36AB50, Natasha C06AQ58, Pete C06AV92, Danny C09AI94, Bella C21AA57, John C21AA68, Connor C22CH88, Thomas C23AB90, James C28AB29, Quinton C28AB37, Preston C28AC08, Jack C36AB90, Mariah C37AA64, Lucky C38AA86, Chloe C38AA88, Joseph C39AD66, David C49AB36, Eddie C50AA13, Adonis C51CC10, Lanece C51CQ25, Zaya C51CV51, Nathan 51DH24, Nova C51DK13, Lydia C51DK31, Grace C56AA76, Shylah C59AB99, Ivan C63AA73, Jazmine C63AA76, Ryan C63AA79, Jay C63AA97, and Kathy C67AD74.
Children's Aid Society Annual Adoption Matching Event.

Save the Date!!

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (EST)

Where: Luigi's Villa
800 West Weber Avenue, DuBois
Western PA Region

Approved adoptive families are invited to join adoption and foster care agencies from across the state to learn more about and meet children that are in need of their forever homes.

Additional information will be sent out in the next few months.
Save the Date!!

Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley, Inc. invites you to attend their Annual Fall Matching Event!

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time: 12pm - 2pm (EST)

Where: 335 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre PA
(Northeast Region)

Approved families are welcome! Children/Youth will be welcome to attend with their CSR workers as well.

More information to follow.
Save the Date!

Delaware Valley Adoption Council Presents:
Workers Only Matching Event. Although this event is for professional only, families are encouraged to ask their family workers to attend this event on their behalf.

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Time: 10:30am – 2pm (EST)

Where: Davisville Church
325 Street Road
Southampton, PA 18966

Join us for a day of games, laughter and fun!

For more information, please contact
Angela Phillips at aphillips1@gemmaservices.org

The Older Child Matching Initiative (OCMI) Reverse* Matching Event

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022

Time: 10:30am to 2:30 pm (EST)

Where: Family Pathways
100 Brugh Avenue
Butler, Pa 16001
Central West Region of PA

The OCMI program is pleased to be hosting an in-person, reverse* matching event. This event is open to youth as well as family agencies and their workers. Family agencies will be asked to bring display materials to feature families able to provide permanency to youth ages 10 and older.

*What is a Reverse Matching Event?
A matching event that gives waiting youth the opportunity to meet with family caseworkers and learn more about the families interested in adoption. Youth can visit agency displays and review family flyers, photos, or multi-media presentations. Waiting families are not present at these events, as these events are designed to empower youth in their permanency journey. While this event is not open to waiting families, families are encouraged to ask their family worker to attend this event on their behalf.

For registration info please contact Lexi Walker, awalker@familypathways.net.

Professional Family Care Services Matching Event

When: Saturday, October 8, 2022

Time: 12pm – 3pm (EST)

Where: Lorain Borough Park
503 Green Valley Street
Johnstown, PA 15902

This matching event is open to agencies, approved adoptive families and waiting children. It will be a day of games, food, activities and, most importantly, meaningful connections.

To register, copy and paste the appropriate link into your browser:

Agencies: https://forms.gle/fFCfoUNvn8T2qNWT9

Families: https://forms.gle/LyHbPNHgkibjXMUQ8

Registration will close on September 24, 2022

For more information please contact:
April Cox acox@pfcs.org, 814-255-9559 x. 116 or Danni Porath dporath@pfcs.org, 814-255-9559 x. 122

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania