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: Aiden C01AA92, Antoine C03AA22, Selena C06AU33, Riley C07AD59, Nikki Lee C09AH10, Camila C21AA37, Jael C22CE33, Tess C22CF30, Derek C25AA96, Amber C32AA30, Bubba C35AB70, Jeremiah C36AC15, Jimmy C39AE29, Jeremiah C39AE44, Lynzi C40AB21, Aquaman C49AC04, Mya C51BO46, Alima C51BW46, Austin C51CO28, Zaahir C51CW32, Antoine C51DL52, Kyle C51DL30, Bo C54AA79, Alexander C63AA67, and Lilah C67AG26.
Celebrate National Adoption Month at Children’s Aid Society’s

WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2020

TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Lugi’s Villa
DuBois PA 15801

For more information call 765-2686 x205 or email
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Adoption Center/SWAN Central PA (VIRTUAL) Older Youth Matching Event

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2020


WHERE: Virtually held over Zoom

Priority Registration will be given to Central, PA workers and youth!

Workers are encouraged to sign up youth ages 12 and up.

Not sure if this event is right for you? Please contact Naomi Goldberg at pateen@adopt.org for additional information.

More information to come!

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The Children’s Home Of Reading (CHOR) Virtual Matching Event

WHEN: Thursday, July 23, 2020

TIME: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

The event is open to waiting families with approved Home studies/Family Profiles and for affiliates. There will be 15 virtual presentations on behalf of children who are in need of permanency. Workers are encouraged to register any waiting children ASAP, as availability will be on a first come, first served basis. The event is open to the first 100 registrants and will occur on the Ring Central Platform, which is HIPPA compliant. Raffle prizes with also be provided for participants!

RSVP: Professionals and families will need to register to attend the event and forms can be sent to Maryann Cicale mcicale@choreading.org by July 15th. Forms have been sent out across the SWAN/IL Google Group for professionals however if anyone is in need of the forms, please contact Maryann Cicale via email or call 610-451-6435. Workers who will be presenting children will need to submit presentation materials (flyer or Power Point) by July 15th.

Important logistical information for this event: Attendees will need to download the free app from Ring Central in order to log in to the event. CHOR will send out an email in advance of the event with additional information. CHOR strongly advises each registrant to log onto the event 5-10 minutes before the start time to ensure there are no technical issues. After the event, each family will receive a PDF of each child who has been presented.

Questions? Please contact Maryann Cicale.

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The Delaware Valley Adoption Council will be holding its annual Matching Event.

WHEN: Monday, September 21, 2020

TIME: 10 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE: Davisville Church
Montgomery County

Just like the 2019 event, this event will be for workers only; families are encouraged to ask their worker to attend on their behalf to represent their family. Additional details will be forthcoming, but please save the date!

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania