Upcoming Events

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)

New This Year:
*We are featuring a Relaxation Station-for anyone who wants to take a break and engage in a sensory friendly environment.

*Autism Connection of PA will have a booth and be available to talk with waiting families about caring for youth on the spectrum and resources available to them

Please RSVP for the event by 2/18/20 by having your worker complete the registration form and e-mailing it to sweettreats@bair.org

Looking forward to an evening of connection making!

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.
The Children’s Home of Reading’s 12th annual Carnival of Love

WHEN: Friday April 17th, 2020

TIME: 4:30-7:00 pm

WHERE: CHOR Cardy Campus
1040 Nicolls Street
Reading, PA
(Southeast Region)

This matching event is fun for the whole family! Carnival games, food, prizes! Affiliate agencies are encouraged to attend and bring along youth who are in need of permanency. The kids will enjoy this evening of fun!

This event is open to families with approved family profiles.

Register by April 10th to Jaimie Morrow at 610-478-8266 x587 or jmorrow@choreading.org.

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

WHEN: Friday, March 27, 2020

TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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.


Growing Families Through Adoption
Project STAR's 14th Annual Matching and Awareness Event

WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2020

TIME: 1:00 - 4:30 pm

WHERE: The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Childcare will be available.

For more information, contact Russ McCurdy at
rum@the-institute.org or 412-244-3083
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.
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania