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REGISTER NOW! 2019 SWAN/IL Matching Reception


  • Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 6 p.m. – Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 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 23, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the 2019 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 10, 2019. Table space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.  To register for a table, click here. You must provide a valid email address in order to receive confirmation of your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation, your table is not reserved. Please contact the SWAN Conferencing department with table registration questions at conferencing@diakon-swan.org.

Families are encouraged to pre-register by January 15, 2019. Families interested in attending may register here or complete the attached form and mail to: Conferencing, 471 JPLWick Drive, P.O. Box 4560, Harrisburg, PA 17111.


  • 2019 Matching Reception - Family Registration Form and Guide [Download]


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