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: Natalie C02AC25, Jada C04AA47, Phillip C06AW16, Lukeus C07AD10, Serenity C11AB42, Brenton C17AA31, Drew C21AA55, Anna C21AA60, Jeremiah C21AA62, Deoveon C22CD17, Aaron C23AB18, Makayla C34AA11, Kendrix C36AC26, Joseph C38AA66, Katherine C38AA67, Boyd C45AC42, Jason C45AC48, Allie C49AC24, David C51BM47, Jazmin C51CW17, Sebastian C51DA18, Marissa C51DH00, Kyle C51DL75, Kazir C51DN67, Jack C51DQ42, Ashley C54AA39, Sam C54AB00, Christine C56AA63, Deacon C56AA88, Seth C61AA49, Jordan C65AC99, Joshua C65AD00, and Revi C67AH42.

Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley, Inc. Annual Match Event – Fall 2021

We are grateful for the opportunity of family.....

You are invited to join us for this in person matching event:

WHEN: Saturday, November 13th

TIME: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EST)

WHERE: 335 South Franklin St.,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(Northeast Region)

More information to come for registering youth, families, and agencies. Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status and Social Distancing will be enforced. We look forward to seeing you!
Delaware Valley Adoption Council Growing New Life and Families

WHEN: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

TIME: 11:00am - 2:00pm (EST)

WHERE: Davisville Church
325 W. Street Road
Southampton, PA 18966
(Southeast Region)

This event is held for professionals working with children in need of permanency and the families who can care for these children. And although this event is for workers only, families can make a request to their family worker to attend the event on their behalf. All CDC guidelines for COVID19 will be followed.

Also, we kindly request each agency send a maximum of two workers. We encourage agencies to consider sending one youth recruiter and one family recruiter.

All CDC guidelines for COVID19 will be followed. Please note the DVAC matching event is moving outdoors, weather permitting. Affiliates will set up their displays in the trunks of their cars (as tables will not be provided) and parking spaces will be assigned as you arrive. Please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs, although chairs will be provided. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move indoors with a table available for each affiliate. We will follow CDC guidelines to avoid potential transmission of COVID and the Delta variant. Affiliates will be encouraged to wear a mask outdoors. If the event is held indoors, masks will be required. Similar to last year, we are asking each worker to sign a waiver form at the registration table.

To Register For A Table or Matching Moment Contact Helene Kosciolek-Brown at

Registration due by September 3, 2021
Family Pathways invites you to the

Monster Match Event

WHEN: Saturday October 23, 2021 *in person*

TIME: 11 AM- 2 PM (EST)

WHERE: 100 Brugh Avenue
Butler, PA 16001
Western Region of PA

Join us for a day of costumes, contests, and candy! Games and prizes await families, youth, and professionals. To ensure your spot, RSVP as soon as possible! Registration is limited. (RSVP required by October 15, 2021).

For registration forms (for families, youth, and professionals), contact Tracy Buyaki at tbuyaki@familypathways.net or 724.284.9440.


Northern Children's Services Presents:

Disney Pixar Drive Thru Matching Event *in person*

WHEN: Friday, November 12th, 2021,

TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm (EST)

*RAIN DATE – Thursday, November 18, 2021

WHO: Agencies & Families

WHY: To help our children and families achieve permanency.

This event will be held outdoors and will be socially distanced following CDC guidelines.

More information about registration will be available soon and we look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about this year's matching event, please contact
Marissa Rosenfeld atmrosenfeld@northernchildren.org
Save the Date

The Children’s Aid Society invites you to an in-person matching event

WHEN: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

TIME: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (EST)

WHERE: Luigi’s Villa
800 W. Weber Avenue
Dubois PA.
(Western Region, Clearfield County)

Approved adoptive families are invited to join adoption and foster care agencies from across the state to learn more about and meet children in need of forever homes.

COVID Safety:
The health and safety of our attendees is a top priority. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of the Delta variant, stringent safety precautions will take place. All registrants will be encouraged to wear a mask unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the Annual Adoption Matching Event.

Some of the safety measures include:
• Limit the number of individuals within the venue to 145
• Masks will be available at registration for attendees if they request one
• Bottles of hand sanitizer will be given to each attendee in their welcome bag
• Hand sanitizer will be located throughout the venue
• Agency tables will be spaced out throughout the venue
• Refreshments will either be available in individual containers or will be served by venue staff, who are fully vaccinated and will wear masks and gloves

More information and registration details will be forthcoming!

Questions? adoption@childaid.org or call 814.765.2686 x205

The Older Child Matching Initiative (OCMI) invites you to a

Frightfully Fun MATCHING EVENT!

WHEN: Saturday Oct. 9, 2021
*Rain Date: Oct. 16

Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST

WHERE: Lone Lane Park
30 Lone Lane
Allentown, PA
(Northeast Region)

*Outdoors *In-Person * Interactive

Ever wonder what a matching event planned for youth and by youth looks like? Diakon OCMI is looking for youth and families to attend a frightfully fun time at our in-person, outdoors matching event. This matching event is for youth ages 10 and older.

Per the CDC website (listed below), Diakon OCMI is asking participants of the matching event to abide by the guidance below.
• We are asking that participants use precautionary methods (masking and social distancing).
• In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings. However, in areas with high numbers of Covid-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
• To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, everyone should wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission (which does pertain to the area of this event)

To register, contact: Karen Knodel at knodelk@diakon.org. Closer to the date of the event, additional information will be provided to those who have registered.

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania