Upcoming Events

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.
Save the date for Family Services of NW PA Fall Festival. Join us for a day full of fun including face painting, Magic Steve doing amazing balloon creations, photo booth, games, music and more! Families and staff are encouraged to help out with the games, food and more! It’s a great opportunity to interact with the children in a no pressure atmosphere.

When: Saturday November 3, 2018

Where: Bethel Baptist Church
1781 W 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

Time: noon to 3:00 pm

Lunch is provided for staff, families and children who attend.

Please RSVP to Meredith Rodenbaugh at mrodenbaugh@fsnwpa.org or Danelle Stone at dstone@cccas.org.

Two matching events are combining into one to bring you a bigger, better NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH celebration event!

Game, Set, Pumpkin Patch Match! is hosted by Professional Family Care Services of Johnstown and the Connections by Choice agencies of Adelphoi, Catholic Charities of Greensburg, Children’s Aid Home of Somerset and Lutheran Service Society

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Where: Faranda’s Farm
1171 Penn Avenue,
Hollsopple, PA 15935
(15 miles from the Somerset Exit 110 on the PA Turnpike; WWW.FARANDASFAMILYFARM.COM)

Join the fun and play a GAME. SET the goal for permanency. Meet the perfect MATCH!

Who should attend?
• Approved foster and adoptive families and children welcome
• Agencies (table displays)
• Agency workers and waiting youth

REGISTRATION by October 29th
Contact Chloe Devan at
(814) 255-9559 x 130 cdevan@pfcs.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!!
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
Diakon Fashion Show Matching Event

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 1:00 -4:00 pm

Where: Diakon Topton Campus
Henry Auditorium
One South Home Avenue
Topton, PA 19562

Open to agencies, youth in need of permanency, and families.


Meet the waiting children and their caseworkers
Visit the agencies’ display tables
Win door prizes • Refreshments

For more information please contact:
Karen Knodel, 610-682-1527
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.
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania