Upcoming Events
Save the Date for The Adoption Center’s 2019 Older Youth Matching Event

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: SE PA

An Older Youth Match Event is a fun, interactive day where prospective adoptive families and youth (12 years and older) in need of a permanent home can connect with one another. Only families with an approved home study/ family profile are eligible to attend. Games, prizes, and lunch provided.

For more information contact Julie Marks from The Adoption Center at 267-443-1875, Pateen@adopt.org


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!!
Save the Date for The Bair Foundations Sweet Treats Adoption Matching Event.

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Time: 5:00-7:30 PM

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

Come mingle with waiting children, engage in crafts and games, enjoy good food, and indulge in "Sweet Treats".

Who Should Attend:
Approved foster and adoptive families
Agency workers and waiting youth
Agency representatives (table displays)

Registration information will follow.
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 at the 2019 SWAN/IL Winter Statewide Meeting.

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference
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 can showcase waiting children directly to families. Families will learn more about individual children in Pennsylvania who are in need of permanent homes.

We encourage pre-registration by January 15, 2019; walk-in registrations are also welcome. Families may register online at www.diakon-swan.org; click on Events, click on 2019 SWAN/IL MATCHING RECEPTION and follow the prompts.

Family-related questions may be directed to the SWAN Helpline at (800) 585-7926 or by email at swanhelpline@diakon-swan.org.

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania