Upcoming Events

The Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families, Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) and Independent Living Services (IL) will sponsor a Matching Reception.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

TIME: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: The Penn Stater
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, PA 16803

Matching events introduce prospective and approved adoptive families to workers who promote children waiting for permanency. County caseworkers and affiliate workers who conduct child-specific recruitment will be available to speak directly to families about waiting children. Families will learn more about individual children in Pennsylvania who are in need of permanent homes.

Families should pre-register by January 15, 2020. Please visit https://www.diakon-swan.org/swan/event/247/ for additional information about a Family Registration Form and Guide.

Questions? Families may reach out directly to the SWAN Helpline via telephone (800) 585-7926 or email swanhelpline@diakon-swan.org.


The Bair Foundation's Sweet Treats Adoption Matching Event.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

TIME: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

WHERE: Orchard Hill Church
2551 Brandt School Road
Wexford, PA 15090

Waiting Families, Waiting Youth, and Agencies, come interact, engage in crafts & games, and enjoy some “Sweet Treats”.

Who Should Attend:
Approved foster & adoptive families
Agency workers & waiting youth
Agency representatives (table displays)
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: Roo C03AA21, Dylan C10AA43, Abbie C21AA22, Cayden C36AB51, and Wyitt C48AD16.

2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show

WHEN: Saturday Jan. 4th - Sunday, Jan. 12th

TIME: 9 am-9 pm each day
(With the exception of Sunday January 12th,
9 am-5 pm)

WHERE: PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
2300 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania