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SAVE THE DATE

Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley, Inc. (CSC) Annual Matching Event: Virtual this year!

Prizes, raffles, fun!

WHEN: November 5, 2020

TIME: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Please join us virtually for an online matching event. This event is open to family workers, child workers, and families. Up to 15 children will be presented at this event and child workers should submit the child's flyer, PowerPoint, or video to Shari Menichello at smenichello@e-csc.org by October 21, 2020. CSC will select presentations on a first come first serve basis.

Families and family workers should also register by October 21, 2020 to Maura Hinkley AT 570-825-6425 EXT. 615 OR mhinkley@e-csc.org. Families must register with their names, email addresses, agency they work with, agency contact person and information, and what age range of children are they wanting to pursue by October 21, 2020. Family workers should provide this information to approved families.

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: Austin C20AB56, Deoveon C22CD17, Steven C22CE03, Aaron C23AB18, Kiera C33AA30, Mia C39AE57, Boyd C45AC42, Saleem C51BT45, Rodney C51BW49, Jazmin C51CW17, Marissa C51DH00, DeSean C51DL60, Kyle C51DL75, Ashley C54AA39, Brandi C67AF54, Alex C67AF85 & Gary C67AH42
Considering Adoption or Foster Care?

Love Makes A Family Adoption and Foster Care Information Event

Join us In Person or Virtual

WHEN: Monday, September 28, 2020

TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Children’s Aid Society’s Boardroom
in the Admin. Office
1008 South 2nd Street
Clearfield, PA 16830

Includes Refreshments & Giveaways!

Contact: 814-765-2686 x205
ADOPTION@CHILDAID.ORG
To Participate Virtually, Contact Us for Zoomlink

Get your questions answered at our free info night!



Family Pathways hosts The Great Pumpkin Patch Matching Event

WHEN: Saturday October 3, 2020

TIME: 11:30am-2:30pm

WHERE: 100 Brugh Avenue
Butler PA 16001
(Western Region)

Come out for a special in-person event designed just for families & youth! This event will be a COVID-friendly, outdoor event with a virtual option if there is inclement weather. Families and youth will have a chance to participate in The Great Pumpkin Trail along with other activities. The day’s agenda is inspired by Charlie Brown and the Peanuts cast and is as follows:

11:30-12PM Charlie's Check-In (Registration)
12-12:45PM Marcie's Matching (Traditional Matching)
12:45pm-1:15PM Lunch with Lucy
1:15-2:30PM Pig Pen's Pumpkin Maze (Nontraditional Matching)

RSVP by September 25, 2020 to Nikki Macurdy nmacurdy@familypathways.net, 724.284.9440. You will be provided forms to complete and return. In the event of inclement weather, all registered participants will be contacted on September 30, 2020 for a VIRTUAL alternative!

OCMI VIRTUAL MATCHING EVENT

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2020

TIME: 5 : 3 0 - 7 P M

Families will have a chance to interact with older youth via Zoom. Wear or show off something that
represents you - favorite team shirt, favorite color, hat from a favorite vacation spot, special jewelry, etc.

Limited to 10 families. Families may register at the link below. Family workers will be contacted for verification and a family flyer.

For more information, please contact
mso@the-institute.org

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ocmi-virtualinteractive-
matching-event-tickets-
114131745122
Celebrate National Adoption Month at Children’s Aid Society’s


WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2020

TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Lugi’s Villa
DuBois PA 15801

For more information call 765-2686 x205 or email
adoption@childaid.
Virtual Older Youth Adoption Event hosted by the Adoption Center

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2020

TIME: TBA

WHERE: Virtually held over Zoom

Priority Registration will be given to Central, PA workers and youth!

Join us for a virtual, interactive day of fun where prospective adoptive families and youth workers can connect with one another. This event is for children age 12 and older, and only families with an approved home study/family profile are eligible to attend. Workers are encouraged to register children in need of permanency.

Registration opens for workers and families on September 5, 2020 via www.adopt.org

Not sure if this event is right for you? Please contact Naomi Goldberg at pateen@adopt.org for additional information.



In honor of September as National Honey Month…

“OH, HONEY” Virtual Matching Event
Sponsored by the Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County (ACLC)

WHEN: Wednesday September 23, 2020

TIME: 1:00pm - 3:00 pm

This event is a virtual matching event (for professionals only) to match children in need of permanency with the families who can care for them. ACLC will be holding this event through Zoom and the meeting link will be distributed to registered parties closer to the event. Although this event is for workers only, families are encouraged to request their worker attend this event on their behalf. Contact your worker directly to make this request.

For Professionals to Register: Contact Christine Beahan at cbeahan@bethany.org


Save The Date

The Delaware Valley Adoption Council will be holding its annual Matching Event.

WHEN: Monday, September 21, 2020

TIME: 10 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE: Davisville Church
Montgomery County

Just like the 2019 event, this event will be for workers only; families are encouraged to ask their worker to attend on their behalf to represent their family. Additional details will be forthcoming, but please save the date!

Save the Date!

The York Area Adoption Coalition is hosting a virtual matching event.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

TIME: 1:00pm - 2:30 pm.

This event will be for professionals only, yet families will be encouraged to ask their workers to attend the event on their behalf.

Stay tuned for additional details!

 
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania