Upcoming Events
SAVE THE DATE

Capital Region Adoption Coalition presents:
2nd annual Meat-n-Greet

When: November 15, 2018

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Where: The Children’s Home of York
77 Shoe House Road
York, Pennsylvania 17406
(Central Region)

This fun event is designed for families and older waiting youth… come and have Thanksgiving dinner with us! Electronic registration and more information will be available soon!


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The Children's Aid Society of Mercer County is having a Matching Event!

When: September 15, 2018

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: Maple Lane Farm
Mercer, PA 16137

Light refreshments provided. RSVP by August 31, 2018 to Leah Christy leah0erinc@zoominternet.net or 724-662-4730 ext. 12
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Children's Aid Society's Matching Event

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Luigi's Villa
800 W. Weber Avenue
Dubois, PA

Games, Fun, and Food!

Contact (814)765-2686 ext. 204 or via email @
adoption@childaid.org
Save the Date!

A fun, interactive matching event hosted by the agencies of Connections by Choice

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Dr. Robert Ketterer Charter School
1133 Village Way
Latrobe, PA 15650

Featuring Interactive games like: Giant Jenga, Human Hungry, Hungry Hippo, Jumbo Ker-Plunk , Yard Yahtzee, Cornhole plus a camp fire and more!

Pizza and dessert provided.

All ages event, Families welcome!

Advanced Registration
Please call 724-838-9074 by September 4, 2018 to RSVP.

Sponsoring Agencies:
Adelphoi
Catholic Charities - Greensburg
Children's Aid Home of Somerset
Lutheran Service Society

Come join the fun at The Delaware Valley Adoption Council and Older Child Matching Initiative's Annual Matching event - Be a Superhero to a Waiting Youth!

When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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

What to expect: At this event, resource families and their children will enjoy the opportunity to talk with caseworkers, eat dinner, play games, and meet youth (age 10 and older). No special skills required, other than active participation. Prizes will be awarded. We encourage families, if at all possible, to attend the entire event.

To Register:
Agencies, Families, or Waiting Youth (age 10 and older) and their workers, please contact Helene Kosciolek at kosciolekh@diakon.org.
Save the Date

Family Pathways Matching Event

Unlocking the Door to Your Future Family

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Where: 100 Brugh Avenue
Butler, PA 16001
724-284-9440
Save the date for Family Services of NW PA Fall Festival. Join us for a day full of fun including face painting, Magic Steve doing amazing balloon creations, photo booth, games, music and more! Families and staff are encouraged to help out with the games, food and more! It’s a great opportunity to interact with the children in a no pressure atmosphere.

When: Saturday November 3, 2018

Where: Bethel Baptist Church
1781 W 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

Time: noon to 3:00 pm

Lunch is provided for staff, families and children who attend.

Please RSVP to Meredith Rodenbaugh at mrodenbaugh@fsnwpa.org or Danelle Stone at dstone@cccas.org.


UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS!!!!!

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!!
The PA State Resource Family Association (PSRFA) in collaboration with PA Child is pleased to announce their 2nd 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 the 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 families via display tables and much more! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to help children find timely permanency.

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: PA State Resource Family Association Conference
Holiday Inn Grantville
604 Station Rd.
Grantville, PA 17028

Contact: Kathy Ramper klramper@psrfa.org

Diakon Fashion Show Matching Event

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 1:00 -4:00 pm

Where: Diakon Topton Campus
Henry Auditorium
One South Home Avenue
Topton, PA 19562

Open to agencies, youth in need of permanency, and families.

WAITING YOUTH AND WAITING FAMILIES ARE THE MODELS

Meet the waiting children and their caseworkers
Visit the agencies’ display tables
Win door prizes • Refreshments

For more information please contact:
Karen Knodel, 610-682-1527
Knodelk@diakon.org
Professional Family Care Services'

3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch Match

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Where: Faranda's Farm
1171 Penn Avenue
Holsopple, PA 15935
www.farandasfamilyfarm.com

Centrally located between Johnstown and Somerset, approximately 15 miles from the Somerset exit 110 on the PA turnpike.

Please join us for a day of fun on the farm at this matching event! A traditional matching event will take place in the outdoor tent area from 12-1 pm. During the matching event, families can talk with permanency workers from several different agencies about the youth they represent, as well as meet some of the youth present at the event. From 1-3 pm families, youth, and agency staff will have a chance to interact on the farm by having refreshments, going on a hayride, playing games, and more! (In case of inclement weather, some activities will be modified and moved inside the barn area).

Matching event, animals, crafts, games and more!

This event if free for the whole family!

RVSP required by September 10, 2018 for agencies and approved foster/adoptive families. Registrations forms can be provided by contacting Chloe Devan cdevan@pfcs.org or via phone at 814-255-9559 x 101.
Meet The Kids 2018 Older Youth Matching Events
Hosted by the National Adoption Center and The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Harrisburg, PA (Central Region)

What is an Older Youth Matching Event?
An Older Youth Matching Event is a fun, interactive day where prospective adoptive families and youth (12 and up) in need of a permanent home can connect with one another. Only families with an approved home study/family profile are eligible to attend. Each Meet the Kids event will have different activities but all will have opportunities for families and youth to engage with one another.

Registration opens August 1, 2018
To Register Families and Youth: Visit www.adopt.org (click on Events tab)

Questions? Contact Julie Marks LSW at 267-443-1875 or pateen@adopt.org.
Come visit the Wyoming County Fair!

When: Thursday August 30

Time: 11:00 am- 4:00 pm

Where : 8805 State Highway 6
Meshoppen, PA 18630

If you are interested in learning more about foster care, adoption, and/or post permanency services, please visit the Wyoming County Children and Youth and PAE booth near the entrance of the fairgrounds.

 
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania