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Matching Reception - 2017 SWAN/IL Summer Statewide Meeting


  • Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 5:30 p.m. – Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 8:30 p.m.


Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

250 Kalahari Blvd.
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 27, 2017, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the 2017 SWAN/IL Summer Statewide Meeting at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania.   Please note, this year’s Matching Reception begins a half hour earlier than prior years, kicking 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. Immediately 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 and affiliate caseworkers 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 28, 2017.  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 27, 2017, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Displays must be taken down immediately following the event.

Please share the Family Invitation with your waiting families.  Families interested in attending should complete and return the registration form by May 19, 2017, 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 800-227-0225, ext. 6431.


  • Matching Reception - 2017 Summer Statewide - Display Table Registration Form [Download]
  • Matching Reception - 2017 Summer Statewide - Family Invitation, Registration Form and Guidelines [Download]


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