Upcoming Events
The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network/Independent Living (SWAN/IL) will host a Virtual Matching Event (VME).

When: Monday, March 13, 2023 –
Opens to permanency professionals to
preview information.
Friday, March 17, 2023 –
Opens to approved adoptive families.

Virtual OPEN HOUSE: Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24, 2023.

Time: This year’s VME will feature a week-long open house where permanency professionals and families can schedule meetings at their convenience within the virtual platform any time from Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24, 2023.

Where: Virtual – online platform

The event provides an opportunity for permanency professionals and approved adoptive families to engage in an interactive, online platform to exchange information and learn more about children in Pennsylvania who are in need of permanent homes. If you cannot attend this event, we encourage you to ask your family worker to register and attend as a representative on your behalf.

Pre-registration is required. Only Approved adoptive families registered with the Pennsylvania Resource Family Registry or AdoptUSkids are eligible to attend.

Details will be posted shortly at diakon-swan.org under the events tab.

Additional questions should be directed to the SWAN Helpline at (800) 585-7926 or by email at SWANHelpline@diakon-swan.org

We are excited to announce that The Adoption Center and SWAN will be hosting another Meet the Youth Matching Event!

When: Saturday, May 6, 2023

Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (EST)

Where: American Helicopter Museum
Philadelphia, PA

Join us for a fun-filled day open to all families with an approved family profile/home study as well as youth ages 12 and older. This is an In-Person event that will be held in Philadelphia PA at the American Helicopter Museum. Our host Joshua Strelbiki will guide us through a fun-filled event with activities that will provide our youth a safe place to share their experiences and allow their personalities to shine!

A continental breakfast and delicious lunch will be served at the event. Each youth will leave with lots of goodies and have a FUN DAY, you won't want to miss this!

Pre-registration is required to attend this event and space is limited. All approved families, please register by Monday, May 1, 2023.

To register, copy and paste the following link to your internet browser:


For more information, email Tiara McIntosh at mediarecruitment@adopt.org

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: Allie C38AA97, Antonia C01AB01, Keisha C02AC69, Hope C06AV68, Nico C09AH28, Derek C15AC12, Chris C17AA40, Jennifer C22CC93, Keshawn C22CD00, Annie C22CG12, Gracious C22CG35, Ava C23AC02, Kenntrel C25AB23, NevaehC26AA10, Andy C26AA23, Ethanael C30AB83, Michael C32AA40, David C39AD79, Brady C39AE63, Jaden C51BR43, Alganas C51CW06, Stefan C51DB29, Monere C51DJ15, Daniel C51DL64, Alonzo C51DT39, Mimi C51DX45, Davontae C51DX59, Latesia C62AA95, Jeffrey C65AB13, George C65AD64, and Emily C67AJ94.

Family Support Services at The Children’s Institute of
Pittsburgh brings you their 16th Annual Matching Event! *Growing Families through Adoption*

When: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Where: Clever Park
115 Robinson Dr.
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Our annual matching event focuses on connecting amazing kids and older youth to loving families and safe homes.

This event is by invitation only, registration will be available soon.

For more information, please contact Mandy Somerville at 412-418-7149 or by email at mandy.somerville@amazingkids.org.

You’re invited to a Virtual Family Matching Event!

When: Every other Monday, starting March 13, 2023
(This event reoccurs bi-weekly)

Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. (EST)

Where: Virtual - online platform

Creating or expanding your family through adoption is an enriching and rewarding experience. This informational matching event is for caregivers who are ready to provide a permanent and safe forever home for a child.

To attend the online matching event(s), please copy and paste the following link to your internet browser:

Pre-registration is not required.

For more information, contact Lauren Flint at lauren.flint@phila.gov.
Josh Shapiro, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania