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Celebrate National Adoption Month at Children's Aid Society's Upcoming Matching Event

When: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Where: Luigi's Italian Villa
800 West Weber Avenue
Dubois, PA 15801

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Meet waiting children, mingle with other families and agencies, and enjoy delicious food.

Registration for youth, families, and agencies will be forthcoming at the beginning of September.

Contact Shannon Kelly with questions at 814-765-2686 ext. 221.
Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley
Invites you to join us for the Fall 2017 Adoption Match Event

When: Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Where: 358 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

This will be a Jack-O-Lantern themed event and sure to be lots of fun for agencies and families alike. Food and refreshments will be available. Family friendly event, children are welcomed, and waiting youth will be invited to attend as well.

Families are also encouraged to RSVP, but walk ins will be welcomed.

RSVP to 570-825-6425 or to
Ashley Campbell X 316 acampbell@e-csc.org

Diakon Adoption and Foster Care 6th annual Fashion Show and Matching Event

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Where: 1 South Home Avenue
Henry Auditorium
Topton, PA 19562

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Waiting youth and waiting families are the models.
Meet the waiting children and their caseworkers, visit the agencies display tables, win door prizes and refreshments will be available.

Youth participating in the fashion show will be 10 years of age or older, as the focus of this matching event is on older, waiting children. Youth will model one outfit on the runway, as well as families (modeling an outfit is optional for families). Having families participate in the fashion show will give the youth the opportunity to learn more about the families in attendance and encourage more interaction between families and youth.'

RSVP: Agency registration by October 10, 2017. Family registration by October 27, 2017 (if walking the runway) or November 3, 2017 (if not walking the runway).
Melanie Rehrig
Diakon Adoption & Foster Care
1 South Home Avenue
Topton, PA 19562
Fax: 610-682-1582
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Come join the fun at Delaware Valley Adoption Council (DVAC) and Older Child Matching Initiative (OCMI) annual matching event. At this event, licensed resource families and their children will enjoy the opportunity to talk with caseworkers, eat dinner, play games, and meet youth (age 10 and older). We encourage families to attend the entire event.

When: September 26, 2017

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Where: Davisville Church
325 W. Street Road
Southampton, PA 18966

What to expect: Eat dinner, talk with caseworkers and youth and play games including team activities (no special skills required, other than active participation.) Prizes will be awarded.

To register families or agencies, please contact Kelly Myers @ kmyers@diakon-swan.org. Workers who plan to bring waiting youth (10 and older), please contact Karen Knodel @ kknodel@bethanna.org.
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Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services, Family Services of NW PA, Bair Foundation, Harborcreek Youth Services and the Erie County Office of Children and Youth are once again planning a Fall Festival/Fun Day for children out-of-home placements.

When: November 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Bethel Christian School
1781 W 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

This event is not a matching event in the traditional sense of the word. Approved adoptive families are invited and asked to work at an assigned booth, which will give them the opportunity to interact with youth who are in out-of-home placements. Some of the children present will have a goal of adoption but other children will not have that as his/her goal.

Lunch will be provided, along with several other planned entertainment.

To RSVP by 11-06-17, families can contact Catholic Charities at 814-456-2091, where you will be asked a few brief questions. Agencies can RSVP by contacting Danelle Stone with questions via telephone 814-456-2091or email at dstone@cccas.org.

Save the date for Family Pathways' annual Matching Event.

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: 100 Brugh Avenue
First Floor
Butler, PA 16001

This is not your traditional matching event! Families and waiting youth will be invited to attend and get to know one another through fun icebreaker and matching activities. The day will begin with a short training for families and activities for the children, followed by a brief overview of the day. Agencies will also have display boards and an opportunity to talk with families at the end of the event. Of course a light lunch and snacks will be provided.

Registration opens at 10:30 a.m.

RSVP to Brenda by email at bdunmyre@familypathways.net or by phone or fax by 10/2/2017.
Phone: 724-284-9440
Fax: 724-284-9441

Can't wait 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: Tellie C02AA57, Ben C02AB48, Amonae C02AB62,LeBron C02AB68, Ryon C02AB72, Aaron C03AA05, Michael C09AC72, Cameron C10AA39, Michael C20AA76, Blake C21AA06, Terrel C22AA87, Ja'Yell C22CC95, Ronazjha C25AA83, Melissa C28AB23, Walter C32AA24, Samuel C32AA29, Serenity C35AB20, Anthony C36AA44, Ashley C36AB32, Shayaira C51AH31, Jahmir C51AX08, Angel C51BI91, Hollie C52AA19, Tim C55AA27, Isabella C56AA36, Charlotte C56AA37, Eric C64AA22, and Zonovia C67AE68. 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

Northern Children Services' Red Carpet Matching Event

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 5:30pm

Food, Prizes, and Fun!

***Registration information coming shortly***
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Adoption Matching Event

The PA State Resource Family Association (PSRFA) in collaboration with PA Child is pleased to announce the 1st annual PA State Resource Family Association Conference Matching Event. This event will take place at the PSRFA annual conference with hopes to bring together foster and adoptive families with affiliate and county agencies to learn more about adoption and to make matches for waiting youth who deserve a "forever family" to call their own.

Foster families and licensed adoptive families throughout the state will be invited to attend this important event. SWAN affiliates and counties will be given the opportunity to feature their amazing waiting youth and waiting families via display tables and much more! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to help children find timely permanency.

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Where: Holiday Inn Express Harrisburg East
4021 Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Time: 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Questions about this event can be sent to Kathy Ramper at klramper@psrfa.org
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania