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: DJ C02AB94, Reginald C02AC02, Isiah C06AJ89, Camilla C06AS47, Mackenzie C07AC45, Kevin C08AB24, Ally C09AE73, Sebastian C09AH22, Shawn C20AB55, Ricardo C22CC54, Kevin C22CF37, X-Jayvier C25AB14, Dameon C25AB18, Cameron C28AB38, Andy C36AC21, Mikel C37AA27, Waldo C39AD76, Rachel C40AB04, Melanie C40AB13, Miley C43AA47, Kevin C46AC05, Janiece C46AB99, Randy C48AA85, Maddie C48AB57, Malachi C51CO21, Alexis C51BW48, Nakai C51CB08, Antoine C51DJ46, Jerry C52AA12, Victoria C54AA62, Graham C56AA73, and Damien C64AA72.

March Forward Matching Event sponsored by the Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County (ACLC) - POSTPONED



WHERE: Lancaster Church of the Brethren
1601 Sunset Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601

Spend the evening learning about the amazing children who are waiting for their forever family. Could that by you? ALL families are welcome.

Reservations: Agencies who wish to reserve a table should contact Christine Beahan at cbeahan@bethany.org

Refreshments will be served. Door prizes will be given out as well.
Pressley Ridge" Picture This" Permanency Matching Event

Join us for an opportunity to get free professional
photos for waiting children and waiting families.
Make connections with a fun, interactive activity and crafts, and a chance to win a prize. Light refreshments will be served.

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2020

TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Pressley Ridge School for Autism
514 Marshall Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Who should attend?
• Approved foster and
adoptive families
• Agency representatives
with a display table
• Waiting youth with their
matching worker

Register Now!
Permanency Workers can register their table,
youth and/or families online at

Registration Deadline:
April 20th

*Agency table check in begins at 12:30 p.m.
Family check in begins at 1:00 p.m.
The Philadelphia Department of Human Services will be hosting a Tween matching event Saturday, May 30, 2020.

What’s a tween matching event? This matching event will focus on children in the custody of Philadelphia DHS, ages 6 to 12, who are in need of forever families.

More information coming soon!

The Adoption Center's Older Youth Matching Events

Philadelphia, PA - March 7, 2020
Pittsburgh, PA - June 6, 2020
Harrisburg, PA - To be Announced

Join us around Pennsylvania for fun, interactive events where prospective adoptive families and youth (12 and up) can connect with one another. Only families with an approved home study/family profile are eligible to attend.

All registrations will be available through the Adoption Center at www.adopt.org

Please contact Naomi Goldberg at pateen@adopt.org for additional information.
Save the Date for the SWAN/IL Summer Statewide Matching Event

Tuesday evening June 16, 2020 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center,
Poconos, PA (Northeast)

Additional details will be forthcoming, but mark your calendars now!

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania