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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS!!!!!

We have a group of teens who will turn 18 soon and are anxious to have a family adopt them.

They are: Ben C02AB48, Amonae C02AB62,LeBron C02AB68, Aaron C03AA05, Jackie C09AD22, Matthew C14AB34, Michael C20AA76, Blake C21AA06, Liza C21AA25, Terrel C22AA87, S-37 C22CC68, Sarah C25AA97, Melissa C28AB23, Walter C32AA24, Samuel C32AA29, Christopher C36AA97, Ashley C36AB32, Ja'Mone C39AD44, Aaliyah C46AB35, Tyrese C49AB28, Shayaira C51AH31, Jahmir C51AX08, Keisha C63AA48, and Faith C63AA54. 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!!
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Meet the Kids 2017 Older Youth Matching Events

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.

When: Saturday, June 10th in Western PA

Registration:
For youth and family registration, visit www.adopt.org. Western Pennsylvania event registration opens in April.

For more information, contact Julie Marks, LSW, at 267-443-1875 or pateen@adopt.org.
You are invited to attend the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network/Independent Living (SWAN/IL) matching reception.

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Kalahari Resorts & Convention
Pocono Manor, PA 18349

This reception allows prospective adoptive families to meet children waiting for permanency and speak to the caseworkers who represent them.
The Matching Reception kicks off with a program featuring waiting youth who will highlight their own unique and special qualities.

Register by May 19, 2017 at:
http://www.diakon-swan.org/swan/event/86/ and download the Matching Reception - 2017 Summer Statewide - Family Invitation, Registration Form and Guidelines.

Questions can be directed to:
Jennifer Casner-Hockenberry
Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange Family Coord.
1-800-227-0225, ext. 6431 or
jcasner-hockenberry@diakon-swan.org
 
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania