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Meet the Kids 2017 Older Youth Matching Events

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.

When: Saturday, March 25th in Philadelphia
Saturday, June 10th in Western PA

For youth and family registration, visit www.adopt.org. Philadelphia event registration now open. Western Pennsylvania event registration opens in April.

For more information, contact Julie Marks, LSW, at 267-443-1875 or pateen@adopt.org.
Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County (ACLC) Adoption Awareness and Matching Event

What: Matching Event to promote children who
are in need of a forever family.
Awareness Event for anyone interested in
learning more about adoption from the
foster care system.

Who: Approved Matching Families, Inquiring
Families, CSR workers, Affiliate Agencies,
and County Agencies

When: Friday, March 10, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church
2151 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

RSVP: Workers RSVP to Lynette Fasnacht,
lfasnacht@bethany.org or call
717-399-3213 to sign up for an agency

Families do not need to RSVP - simply show up!

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

They are: Ben C02AB48, Amonae C02AB62,LeBron C02AB68, Aaron C03AA05, Jackie C09AD22, Matthew C14AB34, Michael C20AA76, Blake C21AA06, Liza C21AA25, Terrel C22AA87, S-37 C22CC68, Sarah C25AA97, Melissa C28AB23, Walter C32AA24, Samuel C32AA29, Christopher C36AA97, Ashley C36AB32, Ja'Mone C39AD44, Aaliyah C46AB35, Tyrese C49AB28, Shayaira C51AH31, Jahmir C51AX08, Keisha C63AA48, and Faith C63AA54. 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!!
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Growing Families Through Adoption
Project STAR's 11th Annual Matching Event

When: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Where: The Children's Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

For more information, please contact Russ McCurdy at 412-244-3083 or rum@the-institute.org.
Childcare will be available.
Children's Home of Reading (CHOR) Youth and Family Services will be holding its Carnival of Love Matching Event on:

When: Friday, April 21, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: The Children's Home of Reading's
Cardy Campus
Reading, PA

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 will be available for families and affiliates in attendance.

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania