Upcoming Events
Bethany Christian Services Uncoming Matching Event:

Bethany Christian Services invites you to celebrate the Art of Adoption at a free event! Come see artwork created by youth in care or youth who have been adopted out of care that displays their feelings about foster care and adoption. To kick off the event, there will be a youth panel who will talk about their experiences with foster care and adoption.

A matching reception will follow the panel discussion. Child recruitment agencies will be present at this event, so prospective and approved foster or adoptive parents will be able to learn about waiting children. Food and refreshments will be served.

When: November 26, 2018

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: Assembly of God Church
2201 University Drive
State College, PA 16801

Please RSVP to the event by emailing Miranda Fuller at mfuller@bethany.org


Capital Region Adoption Coalition presents:
Thanksgiving Dinner Meet & Greet

When: November 15, 2018

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Where: Children’s Home of York Gym
77 Shoe House Road
York, Pennsylvania 17406
(Central Region)

This fun event is designed for families and older waiting youth… come and have Thanksgiving dinner with us!

Questions: Contact Katie Juliana: julianak@diakon.org

Children's Aid Society's Matching Event

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Luigi's Villa
800 W. Weber Avenue
Dubois, PA

We are so excited to have time for a traditional matching event. Matching Moments and interactive Minute-to-Win-It challenges for agency staff, waiting youth and families to participate in, if they'd like. Our hope is to have an interactive, fun-filled night where waiting children and families are able to meet face-to-face, get to know one another a little bit, and potential matches are made to provide these fantastic children with their forever homes.

For family, youth, and agency registration information, contact (814)765-2686 ext. 204 or adoption@childaid.org

RSVP by November 6th.
Interested families will have the opportunity to discuss the "behind the scenes" of adoption and foster care with families who have previously adopted through the foster care system. This event will be full of fun, games, food, prizes, and information!

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 11:00 am-2:00 pm

Where : Family Pathways
100 Brugh Ave
Butler, PA 16001

For more information, please contact:
Kortney McConnell
Phone #: 724-284-9440
Email Address: kmcconnell@familypathways.net


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

They are: Emily C02AB74, Destiny C07AA27, Candy C07AD43, Hector C08AB10, Tara C09AE59, Justin C11AA27, Kai C13AA22, Xzaiver C20AB05, Chanel C22CB43, Paul C22CC35, Mick C22CD53, Nicole C23AB65, Heidi C28AB21, Hanna C33AA23, Crystal C36AA66, Michael C37AA10, Danielle C37AA43, Sean C39AD15, Savion C51BR93, Daniel C51BS57, Jerry C52AA12, Makayla C56AA25, Scarlett C56AA48, Tiffany C59AB15, Chloe C59AB37 & Erik C59AB46. 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!!
The Salvation Army Children's Services is excited to announce that the 2018 Lehigh Valley Kids Art Show in Celebration of National Adoption Month.

When: Saturday, November 24

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: ArtsQuest's SteelStacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015

All children ages 4-18 years are eligible to submit a piece of art to have on display in the show. Due to the number of art pieces, we request that each child submit only one work. Children who write poetry are encouraged to submit a poem that they will have an opportunity to read during the show's Poets Corner.

The Show is free and includes lots of great art activities.

This year we are featuring a Waiting Children's Gallery. Pennsylvania Children who are waiting for adoption are eligible to submit a piece of art to be displayed in the special gallery. Along with their art, each child will have a poster featuring information similar to their PAE pages. We will be asking CSR worker or case worker submitting the child's entry for a photo of the child and a short blurb about who they are. If you have a waiting child who writes poetry, we will display their poem in the Gallery with a poster.

Please contact Angie Gillen angie.gillen@use.salvationarmy.org for more information.

Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley invites you to join them for their Fall 2018 Pick of the Patch Adoption Matching Event

When: Saturday, November 17th

Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PM

Where: 335 South Franklin Street
Partial Building
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

RSVP to 570-825-6425, Lisa Calabro ext. 532, or email @ lcalabro@e-csc.org

Food and refreshments will be available. Family friendly! Children are welcomed and waiting youth are invited to attend. Family walk-in's are Welcome!
You are cordially invited to the Third Annual Red Carpet matching event hosted by Northern Children's Services.

When: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Where: 5301 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Featuring: Food, Refreshments, Raffles, Prizes, and Fun Family Activities

Agencies and approved families please RSVP by 11/5/2018 to:
Hildy Somerville
(215)482-1423 x 1135
Department of Human Services City of Philadelphia is Seeking Forever Families.

We need families who can provide safe, nurturing and permanent homes for older youth. Could this be you?

Do you have an approved Family Profile?

Are you willing to open your heart and home to an older youth?

Do you remember how important your teen years were in building life long connections?

If the answer is YES to any of these questions, we are looking for you!

When: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time: 9:30am to 2:00pm

Event location is near the Philadelphia International Airport.

Please come share in a day filled with exploration and opportunities to meet with youth waiting for a forever family. RSVP required. (You must have an approved family profile/home study with a licensed adoption agency.)

Families can call the DHS contact to get the exact location of the event and to register.

For more information, please contact Delvia Berrian at (215)683-6319 or Nina Foye at (215) 683-6284.
November is Adoption Awareness Month so we will host a FAMILY BOWLING EVENT.

When: November 13, 2018

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Where: East Lincoln Lanes
5761 Lincoln Hwy
York, PA 17406

The York Area Adoption Coalition is sponsoring a bowling night for National Adoption Month in order to raise awareness about foster care and adoption.

Each person who comes will be given $5 in tickets to use towards games of bowling, shoe rental, hot dogs, and small drinks, each of which will cost $1. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There is a limit of 125 people, so please register your family members if you want to receive tickets. Otherwise, tickets will be on a first come, first served basis the day of the event.

Please RSVP by Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/2KXM67KxdqsRzGQM2

For questions, please contact Alex Newcomer at anewcomer@choyork.org or 717-858-7325

*Adoption professionals will be present to answer questions and provide information about adoption.

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania