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Matching Reception - 2018 SWAN/IL Summer Statewide Meeting


  • Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 5:30 p.m. – Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 8:30 p.m.


Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

250 Kalahari Drive
Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania 18349

Event Phone

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The Pennsylvania 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 June 12, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the 2018 SWAN/IL Summer Statewide Meeting at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania.   The Matching Reception will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a program featuring waiting youth who will present stories and information about themselves to highlight their own unique and special qualities. Following the presentations, agencies will be asked to staff their tables, and families will be encouraged to visit the displays to learn more about individual children in Pennsylvania who are in need of permanent homes.  The Matching Reception is a great way to introduce prospective and approved adoptive families to county caseworkers and affiliate workers conducting child-specific recruitment. It’s a prime opportunity to showcase waiting children directly to families and the agencies who represent them. 

Agency table registration deadline is April 27, 2018.  Table space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.  Walk-in table registrations will not be accepted.  

Agency displays may be set up Tuesday morning, June 12, 2018, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Displays must be taken down immediately following the event.

Please share the family invitation and registration form with your waiting families.  Families interested in attending should complete and return the registration form by May 18, 2018,to Conferencing at Diakon/FDR, 471 JPL Wick Drive, P.O. Box 4560, Harrisburg, PA 17111 or by email to conferencing@diakon-swan.org.

If you have questions regarding the Matching Reception, please contact Jennifer Casner-Hockenberry at jcasner-hockenberry@diakon-swan.org or 717 231-6431.


  • Matching Reception - 2018 Summer Statewide - Display Table Registration Form [Download]
  • Matching Reception - 2018 Summer Statewide - Family Invitation, Registration Form and Guidelines [Download]


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