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Matching Reception: 2018 SWAN/IL Winter Statewide Meeting


  • Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 6 p.m. – Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 8:30 p.m.


Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

215 Innovation Blvd.
State College, Pennsylvania 16803

Event Phone

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The Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families, Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) and Independent Living Services (IL) will sponsor a Matching Reception on January 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the 2018 SWAN/IL Winter Statewide Meeting at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA 16803.  Matching events introduce prospective and approved adoptive families to workers who promote children waiting for permanency.  County caseworkers and affiliate workers who conduct child specific recruitment can showcase waiting children directly to families. Families will learn more about individual children in Pennsylvania who are in need of permanent homes.

The agency table registration deadline is January 3, 2018. Table space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Please share the Family Invitation with your waiting families.  Families interested in attending should complete and return the appropriate registration form by January 9, 2018 to Conferencing at Diakon/FDR, 471 JPL Wick Drive, P.O. Box 4560, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Casner-Hockenberry at jcasner-hockenberry@diakon-swan.org at 717-231-6431.


  • Family Invitation, Registration Form and Guide - 2018 WSW Matching Reception [Download]
  • Display Table Registration Form - 2018 WSW Matching Reception [Download]


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