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Children's Aid Society Adoption and Foster Care Matching Event

WHEN: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WHERE: Luigi's Villa
Dubois, PA 15801

Questions: 814-765-2686 ext. 204

Childrens Service Center of Wyoming Valley
Invites you to our TRICK or TREAT Adoption Match Event

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019

TIME: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Children’s Service Center
358 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Agencies, prospective families, and youth in need of permanency are invited to attend. Agencies should be prepared to set up a booth and have information to share with families. Food and refreshments will be available. The event is family friendly and children are invited to attend and “trick or treat”.

RSVP: Families and agencies should RSVP to Maura Hinkley 570-825-6425 EXT. 615 or email MHinkley@e-csc.org

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.

Waiting children turning a year older are: Chance C31AB01, Mark C38AA65, James C52AA31 and Megan C65AB77.

Come to the Diakon "How To" Matching Event

WHEN: October 26, 2019

TIME: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

WHERE: Diakon Topton Campus
Henry Auditorium
One South Home Avenue
Topton, PA 19562 (Southeast Region)

Decorate a cake. Improve your drawing abilities. Build relationships in a fun way. Learn new skills. This is a “match party” where both youth and families are invited to attend, along with the agencies who represent them. Workers can sign up to bring youth and are encouraged to tell all your families about this exciting event. Registration and light breakfast will occur from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., followed by the match party from 10:00 am-1:30 pm.
RSVP to: Karen Knodel at Knodelk@diakon.org or 610-682-1527
Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services Fall Fest Event

WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2019

TIME: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

WHERE: Bethel Baptist Church
1781 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

Everyone is invited! Families, kids, and workers.

RSVP to Danelle Stone at dstone@cccas.org.
The Capital Region Adoption Coalition Presents:
Thanksgiving Dinner Meet & Greet

WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2019

TIME: 5:30PM-8:00PM

WHERE: Children’s Home of York Gym
77 Shoe House Road
York, PA 17406

Join us for a holiday/matching celebration! The Capital Region Adoption Coalition invites approved families and waiting youth to join us for a catered Thanksgiving dinner. Agencies are also invited to attend with their display boards and flyers. Children of all ages are invited. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we request families bring a dessert to share, bought or homemade.

Registration for approved families, as well as agencies and waiting youth can be completed online. Contact Katie Julianna to register (717-795-0479 or julianak@diakon.org).

The Lehigh Valley Kids Art Show

In celebration of National Adoption Month, The Salvation Army Children’s Services presents
The Lehigh Valley Kids Art Show. The area’s only art show featuring the talent and creativity of kids open to all local kids ages 4-18 years old.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019

TIME: 11am – 2pm

WHERE: Nitschmann Middle School
1002 W. Union Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA

There are nearly 3,000 kids in PA who don’t have a family. By being a part of the show, you’re helping remind our community that there are kids out there who need them.
Art from all kids ages 4-18 is welcome! The event is free and open to all.

Art must be submitted by 10/15/2019 and instructions can be found by visiting any of these online platforms:
Online @care4kids.net
Instagram @lehighvalleykidsartshow
Twitter @lvkidsartshow
Facebook @LVKidsArtShow

Call The Salvation Army Children’s Services at 610-821-7796, 2200 Hamilton St., Suite 200,
Allentown 18104 with questions.

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania