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Project Star's 12th Annual Matching Event Growing Families Through Adoption


  • Saturday, April 7th, 2018 noon – Saturday, April 7th, 2018 4:30 p.m.


Pittsburgh, PA

1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

Event Phone

Phone: 877-433-1109


Learn about hundreds of waiting kids through their pictures and stories. Affiliates and county workers will be available to answer questions about the children they represent. To date, more than 50 children have been successfully matched with permanent families as a result of this event. This event is free and open to the public and will feature keynote speaker Connie Going, refreshments and giveaways. Childcare will be available.

12:00 - 12:30 pm Agency Registration
12:30 - 1:00 pm Family Registration
1:00 - 2:15 pm Featured Speaker: Connie Going, CEO of the Adoption Advocacy Center
2:15 - 4:30 pm Matching Event

RSVP by March 29, 2018 by visiting www.amazingkids.org/GFTA or calling 877-433-1109 and selecting option 7.

For more information please contact Russ McCurdy at 412.244.3083 or RUM@the-institute.org.

About the Featured Speaker:

Connie Going
In her 25+ years as a national adoption advocate and child welfare and adoption
specialist, Connie Going has worked in prevention and reunification, actively facilitating more than 1,000 adoptions. In 2013, her efforts to assist 15-year-old Davion in his search for a forever family
brought them to a church where he spoke about his desire to be adopted. When the story garnered international attention, the resulting influx of families interested in adoption became known as “the Davion Effect,” resulting in the inquiry/match system that helps to ensure every inquiry for a child receives a timely response, while also holding the systems of care accountable for every child available for adoption. As a single parent to four young adults, two of which she adopted, Connie remains even more passionate about finding solutions that support and make a difference in the lives of children of trauma and their families. She truly believes that everyone can make an impact.

Childcare will be available


RSVP by March 29th HERE