Upcoming Events
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: David C05AA32, Oscar C06AT48, Alex C21AA36, Brittany C21AA56, Taylor C22CE91, Kyle C23AB91, Nathan C23AC05, Danielle C25AB29, James C25AB32, Gianna C25AB42, Micah C36AC27, Mark C38AA65, Harry C40AB17, Allison C45AA20, Joseph C45AC49, Felicity C46AB91, Max C48AD27, Javana C5109136, Elijah C51AO78, Sabrina C51BE25, Jeremiah C51CL89, Julian C51CQ81, Giana C51DE53, Chase C51DO62, Danny C54AA99, Mia C51DQ86, Yari C54AB02, Timothy C56AA29, Dexter C56AA89, Noah C59AB83, Caydenn C62AA89, Cindy C65AC73, Gabriella C67AI34, and Chase C67AI38.
Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley, Inc. Annual Match Event

…Invites you to an in person matching event!

WHEN: Saturday, November 13th

TIME: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (EST)

WHERE: 335 South Franklin St.,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
(Northeast Region)

We are grateful for the opportunity of family.... Families, youth, and workers are invited to attend. Masks will be required. Social distancing will be practiced. Hand sanitizer will be at each table. Registration is required for this event.

RSVP by November 1, 2021:
* AGENCIES: Email Maura Hinkley (mhinkley@e-csc.org) with your agency information and number of people attending.

* YOUTH ARE WELCOME! Workers should register the youth who would like to attend. Email Maura Hinkley (mhinkley@e-csc.org) with the Youth’s name, PAE number, age, and flyer.

* FAMILIES: Email or call Maura Hinkley (mhinkley@e-csc.org or 570-825-6425 x 615) with your name, number of people attending, contact number and/or email address, agency and agency worker information.
DIAKON ADOPTION AND FOSTER CARE - Virtual Family Matching Event
Capital Region

WHEN: Monday, November 8th, 2021

TIME: 6:00pm - 7:00pm (EST)


A zoom link will be provided 24hours prior to event.
RSVP by Friday, October 29th
Please contact Rachel King to register at KingR@diakon.org.
Families United Network, Inc. is hosting their second virtual matching event for professionals to present waiting children. Families will be invited to attend as well. This will be limited to fifteen children being presented.

WHERE: Virtually through Zoom

WHEN: Thursday, November 4, 2021

TIME: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EST)

If you are interested in presenting a waiting child, please RSVP to ahill@families4kids.org by October 21, 2021. Registration is open to first come, first serve.

Please email you completed power point to ahill@families4kids.org by October 28, 2021.

A trial run for the event will take place on November 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Family Pathways invites you to the

Monster Match Event

WHEN: Saturday October 23, 2021 *in person*

TIME: 11 AM- 2 PM (EST)

WHERE: 100 Brugh Avenue
Butler, PA 16001
Western Region of PA

Join us for a day of costumes, contests, and candy! Games and prizes await families, youth, and professionals. To ensure your spot, RSVP as soon as possible! Registration is limited. (RSVP required by October 15, 2021).

For registration forms (for families, youth, and professionals), contact Tracy Buyaki at tbuyaki@familypathways.net or 724.284.9440.


Harvest Love Virtual Matching Event presented by Family Services of NWPA

WHEN: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

More information will be available in the coming weeks.

You’re invited to a virtual matching event hosted by the Philadelphia Department of Human Services

It Takes A Village

WHEN: November 3, 10, 17, 22, & 30
(Wednesday 11/3, Wednesday 11/10, and Wednesday 11/17; Monday 11/22, and Tuesday 11/30)


WHERE: Virtual

The Philadelphia Department of Human Services would like to formally invite you to our virtual matching event,"It Takes A Village". We know that you are looking to grow your family and we would like to help you by presenting our wonderful children who need forever families. The children who are waiting for their forever homes can be viewed at adoptpakids.org. All who are interested in learning more about this virtual event, or wish to register, please see the RSVP information.

Every child deserves a family and every family strengthens the village. We encourage you to grow your family, build and strengthen your village and give a deserving child a loving family!

RSVP: Byrnadia Fambrough at brynadia.fambrough@phila.gov


Northern Children's Services Presents:

Disney Pixar Drive Thru Matching Event *in person*

WHEN: Friday, November 12th, 2021,

TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm (EST)

*RAIN DATE – Thursday, November 18, 2021

WHO: Agencies & Families

WHY: To help our children and families achieve permanency.

This event will be held outdoors and will be socially distanced following CDC guidelines.

More information about registration will be available soon and we look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about this year's matching event, please contact
Marissa Rosenfeld atmrosenfeld@northernchildren.org
You're invited to an in-person, Older Youth Matching Event!

Hosted by The Adoption Center, in partnership with The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network

WHEN: Saturday, October 23, 2021

TIME: 10am - 3:30pm (EST)

WHERE: Central Region, PA
exact location provided upon registration

Be ready for a fun-filled day open to youth ages 12 and older and families with an approved family profile/home study. The event will follow CDC guidelines like social distancing and mask wearing. Currently, vaccination is not required to attend the event. Priority registration will be given to people in the Central PA region.

Registration is required for this event (copy and paste this link into your web browser):
•Family registration: https://bit.ly/PAOctober2021-family
•Worker and Youth Registration: https://bit.ly/PAOctober2021-youthworkers

For more information contact Gia Zeidler at pateen@adopt.org.
Save the Date

The Children’s Aid Society invites you to an in-person matching event

WHEN: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

TIME: 5:30-7:30 p.m. (EST)

WHERE: Luigi’s Villa
800 W. Weber Avenue
Dubois PA.
(Western Region, Clearfield County)

Approved adoptive families are invited to join adoption and foster care agencies from across the state to learn more about and meet children in need of forever homes.

COVID Safety:
The health and safety of our attendees is a top priority. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of the Delta variant, stringent safety precautions will take place. All registrants will be encouraged to wear a mask unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the Annual Adoption Matching Event.

Some of the safety measures include:
• Limit the number of individuals within the venue to 145
• Masks will be available at registration for attendees if they request one
• Bottles of hand sanitizer will be given to each attendee in their welcome bag
• Hand sanitizer will be located throughout the venue
• Agency tables will be spaced out throughout the venue
• Refreshments will either be available in individual containers or will be served by venue staff, who are fully vaccinated and will wear masks and gloves

More information and registration details will be forthcoming!

Questions? adoption@childaid.org or call 814.765.2686 x205

The Older Child Matching Initiative (OCMI) invites you to a

Frightfully Fun MATCHING EVENT!

WHEN: Saturday Oct. 9, 2021
*Rain Date: Oct. 16

Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST

WHERE: Lone Lane Park
30 Lone Lane
Allentown, PA
(Northeast Region)

*Outdoors *In-Person * Interactive

Ever wonder what a matching event planned for youth and by youth looks like? Diakon OCMI is looking for youth and families to attend a frightfully fun time at our in-person, outdoors matching event. This matching event is for youth ages 10 and older.

Per the CDC website (listed below), Diakon OCMI is asking participants of the matching event to abide by the guidance below.
• We are asking that participants use precautionary methods (masking and social distancing).
• In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings. However, in areas with high numbers of Covid-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
• To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, everyone should wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission (which does pertain to the area of this event)

To register, contact: Karen Knodel at knodelk@diakon.org. Closer to the date of the event, additional information will be provided to those who have registered.

Families United Network invites you to: Waiting Families Virtual Matching Event

WHEN: Thursday, November 11, 2021

TIME: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)

WHERE: Online

This event will be open to professionals recruiting on behalf of children and families. Families are encouraged to ask their worker to attend on their behalf to represent their family. There will be 15 families presented at this event. Both child and family recruiters are encouraged to sign up to learn more about families who can provide permanency to waiting children.

RSVP by October 28, 2021. Registration is first come, first served. Anyone planning to attend should RSVP to ahill@families4kids.org. If you are interested in presenting a waiting family, please RSVP to ahill@families4kids.org by October 28 and all presentation materials need to be submitted by November 4, 2021.

A trial run for the event will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM (EST). More information about this will be sent after registration.

Join The Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center and neighboring Western PA agencies for an evening of fall fun and to learn about some of the wonderful kids in need of permanency.

WHEN: Thursday, November 4, 2021

TIME: 6:30-8:00 PM (EST)


Join us virtually in the evening as child recruiters in the Western PA region present children age 10 and up. Families and family workers are welcome. This event is best for families open to children ages 10 and up and family workers matching for families open to older youth. We will have random door prizes for attending and all in attendance can pick the winner of our first youth turkey coloring contest.

RSVP required: Families and family workers can RSVP to Melanie Garbark at mgarbark@chomepgh.org.

Please provide your name, agency, and email address to receive the Zoom link.

Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania