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Matching Events

SWAN matching events are focused on helping Pennsylvania’s waiting children achieve permanency. There are various events with specific purposes:

  • Adoption Awareness events emphasize the need for and importance of adopting older waiting children.
  • Matching Events bring together many child welfare agencies and families.  Children typically are not present, but they may participate in a limited capacity.
  • Matching Parties bring together families and children, usually teenagers, to interact through planned activities.

These events can be sponsored by different groups, including private adoption agencies and county children and youth offices in Pennsylvania, and there are two major events sponsored by the SWAN prime contract, Diakon Social Ministries in partnership with Family Design Resources.


Upcoming Events | Past Events

Past Events

For Families

Start Time End Time Title Location
11/17/2018 noon 11/17/2018 2 p.m. CSC Fall 2018 Pick of the Patch Adoption Matching Event Wilkes-Barre, PA
11/16/2018 5:30 p.m. 11/16/2018 7 p.m. Northern Children's Services 3rd Annual Red Carpet Matching Event Philadelphia, PA
11/15/2018 5:30 p.m. 11/15/2018 8 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Capital Region Adoption Coalition Presents: 2nd Annual Meet-n-Greet York, PA
11/13/2018 5:30 p.m. 11/13/2018 8 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Children's Aid Society's Matching Event DuBois, PA
11/10/2018 noon 11/10/2018 3 p.m. COMBINED EVENT! Connections by Choice & Professional Family Care Services Holsopple, PA
11/03/2018 1 p.m. 11/03/2018 4 p.m. Diakon Adoption & Foster Care 7th Annual Fashion Show Matching Event Topton, PA
11/03/2018 noon 11/03/2018 3 p.m. 2018 Family Services NW PA Fall Fest Erie, PA
11/03/2018 9:30 a.m. 11/03/2018 2 p.m. DHS Philadelphia Seeking Forever Families Philadelphia, PA
10/20/2018 11 a.m. 10/20/2018 2 p.m. Family Pathways Matching Event Butler, PA
10/18/2018 5 p.m. 10/18/2018 7 p.m. PA State Resource Family Association 42nd Annual Conference Grantville, PA
10/06/2018 9 a.m. 10/06/2018 3:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW! NAC Matching Party - Harrisburg Harrisburg, PA
09/25/2018 5 p.m. 09/25/2018 7 p.m. The Delaware Valley Adoption Council and Older Child Matching Initiative's Annual Matching Event Southampton, PA
09/15/2018 1 p.m. 09/15/2018 4 p.m. The Children's Aid Society of Mercer County Matching Event Mercer, PA
09/15/2018 midnight 09/15/2018 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE Children's Aid Society of Mercer County Mercer, PA
08/30/2018 11 a.m. 08/30/2018 4 p.m. Wyoming County Fair - Come Get Information on Adoption and Foster Care! Meshoppen, PA
08/17/2018 10 a.m. 08/17/2018 12:30 p.m. Diakon Adoption and Foster Care's Photography Day Mechanicsburg, PA
08/11/2018 9:30 a.m. 08/11/2018 11:30 a.m. Bringing Hope: Families Changing the Future for Foster Children A Special Panel Presentation Event Allentown, PA
06/09/2018 10 a.m. 06/09/2018 4 p.m. NAC Matching Party - New Castle New Castle, PA
06/02/2018 10:30 a.m. 06/02/2018 3:30 p.m. Diakon Adoption and Foster Care Wilderness Matching Event Boiling Springs, PA
05/19/2018 9 a.m. 05/19/2018 11 a.m. HOOPLA! Adoption Awareness and Matching Event Scranton, PA
05/06/2018 11:30 a.m. 05/06/2018 3 p.m. TRAC's Annual Celebration of Families Event Pittsburgh, PA
05/04/2018 5 p.m. 05/04/2018 8 p.m. Children’s Home of York Matching Around the Maypole York, PA
04/07/2018 noon 04/07/2018 4:30 p.m. Project Star's 12th Annual Matching Event Growing Families Through Adoption Pittsburgh, PA
04/06/2018 4:30 p.m. 04/06/2018 7 p.m. CHOR's 9th Annual Carnival of Love Matching Event Reading, PA
03/17/2018 9 a.m. 03/17/2018 3:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW! NAC Matching Party - Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
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For Agencies

Start Time End Time Title Location
11/17/2018 noon 11/17/2018 2 p.m. CSC Fall 2018 Pick of the Patch Adoption Matching Event Wilkes-Barre, PA
11/16/2018 5:30 p.m. 11/16/2018 7 p.m. Northern Children's Services 3rd Annual Red Carpet Matching Event Philadelphia, PA
11/15/2018 5:30 p.m. 11/15/2018 8 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Capital Region Adoption Coalition Presents: 2nd Annual Meet-n-Greet York, PA
11/13/2018 5:30 p.m. 11/13/2018 8 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Children's Aid Society's Matching Event DuBois, PA
11/10/2018 noon 11/10/2018 3 p.m. COMBINED EVENT! Connections by Choice & Professional Family Care Services Holsopple, PA
11/03/2018 1 p.m. 11/03/2018 4 p.m. Diakon Adoption & Foster Care 7th Annual Fashion Show Matching Event Topton, PA
11/03/2018 noon 11/03/2018 3 p.m. 2018 Family Services NW PA Fall Fest Erie, PA
11/03/2018 9:30 a.m. 11/03/2018 2 p.m. DHS Philadelphia Seeking Forever Families Philadelphia, PA
10/20/2018 11 a.m. 10/20/2018 2 p.m. Family Pathways Matching Event Butler, PA
10/18/2018 5 p.m. 10/18/2018 7 p.m. PA State Resource Family Association 42nd Annual Conference Grantville, PA
10/06/2018 9 a.m. 10/06/2018 3:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW! NAC Matching Party - Harrisburg Harrisburg, PA
09/25/2018 5 p.m. 09/25/2018 7 p.m. The Delaware Valley Adoption Council and Older Child Matching Initiative's Annual Matching Event Southampton, PA
09/15/2018 1 p.m. 09/15/2018 4 p.m. The Children's Aid Society of Mercer County Matching Event Mercer, PA
09/15/2018 midnight 09/15/2018 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE Children's Aid Society of Mercer County Mercer, PA
08/30/2018 11 a.m. 08/30/2018 4 p.m. Wyoming County Fair - Come Get Information on Adoption and Foster Care! Meshoppen, PA
08/26/2018 10:30 a.m. 08/26/2018 2:30 p.m. OCMI Matching Event - REVERSE MATCHING EVENT Allison Park, PA
08/17/2018 10 a.m. 08/17/2018 12:30 p.m. Diakon Adoption and Foster Care's Photography Day Mechanicsburg, PA
08/11/2018 9:30 a.m. 08/11/2018 11:30 a.m. Bringing Hope: Families Changing the Future for Foster Children A Special Panel Presentation Event Allentown, PA
06/09/2018 10 a.m. 06/09/2018 4 p.m. NAC Matching Party - New Castle New Castle, PA
06/02/2018 10:30 a.m. 06/02/2018 3:30 p.m. Diakon Adoption and Foster Care Wilderness Matching Event Boiling Springs, PA
05/19/2018 9 a.m. 05/19/2018 11 a.m. HOOPLA! Adoption Awareness and Matching Event Scranton, PA
05/06/2018 11:30 a.m. 05/06/2018 3 p.m. TRAC's Annual Celebration of Families Event Pittsburgh, PA
05/04/2018 5 p.m. 05/04/2018 8 p.m. Children’s Home of York Matching Around the Maypole York, PA
04/07/2018 noon 04/07/2018 4:30 p.m. Project Star's 12th Annual Matching Event Growing Families Through Adoption Pittsburgh, PA
04/06/2018 4:30 p.m. 04/06/2018 7 p.m. CHOR's 9th Annual Carnival of Love Matching Event Reading, PA
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