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: Philadelphia area, 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.

The youth and family registration forms for the Adoption Center/SWAN Older Youth Matching event on March 23rd are now available online. You can access the forms via www.adopt.org

You're Invited to the 10th annual Carnival of Love Matching Event

Hosted by The Children's Home of Reading

When: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Cardy Campus
1040 Nicolls Street
Reading, PA

Families should bring their children to the event as there will be food, fun, carnival games, and prizes. There will also be agency booths set up for families to learn more about children waiting for permanency. Affiliates are encouraged to bring waiting children to this event and the opportunity to do a Matching Moment is available. Have questions? Contact Jaime Bernman.

Register by April 10th to Jaimie Berman at 610-478-8266 x587 or jberman@choreading.org
Please join us at the HOOPLA! Adoption Awareness Event, sponsored by Diakon Adoption & Foster Care.

Families, spend the evening having your questions about adoption answered! Families and workers, take advantage of having your Waiting Foster Youth and their Foster Siblings age 10 and over improve their basketball skills during a free 2-hour basketball training session!

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM

Where: Backcourt Hoops
Riverfront Sports Complex
5 West Olive Plaza
Scranton, PA 18508

Contact: Marian Kolcun at 570-351-9290 or via email kolcunm@diakon.org
Families are asked to kindly register. Children must be registered in advance and have a release signed to play basketball. Releases will be available onsite and through a Google Groups announcement. Registered children will be offered individualized training from the experienced staff of Backcourt Hoops.

This is a FREE event. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

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:

SWAN/IL Summer Statewide Matching Reception

When: Tuesday June 11, 2019

Where: Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, Poconos PA (Monroe County)

Prospective adoptive families, agencies, and youth waiting for permanency will have the chance to attend. Other details will be forthcoming in the upcoming months.

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania