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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
06/10/2017 midnight 06/10/2017 11 p.m. NAC Meet The Kids 2017 - Western PA Western, PA
06/03/2017 10:30 a.m. 06/03/2017 3 p.m. Diakon-Adoption & Foster Care Wilderness Matching Event Boiling Springs, PA
05/30/2017 5 p.m. 05/30/2017 7 p.m. Child to Family Connections Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Meadville, PA
05/27/2017 1 p.m. 05/27/2017 3:30 p.m. TRAC Foster Care Awareness Lunch West Mifflin, PA
05/27/2017 11 a.m. 05/27/2017 3 p.m. Family Services of NW PA Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Erie, PA
05/27/2017 9 a.m. 05/27/2017 2 p.m. Together As Adoptive Parents Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Philadelphia, PA
05/25/2017 4:30 p.m. 05/29/2017 8 p.m. Luzerne County Children and Youth Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Sweet Valley, PA
05/23/2017 5:30 p.m. 05/23/2017 7:30 p.m. PineBrook Family Answers - Meet, Greet and Eat Allentown, PA
05/21/2017 2 p.m. 05/21/2017 4 p.m. Beaver County Children and Youth Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Baden, PA
05/21/2017 2 p.m. 05/21/2017 4 p.m. Greater Valley Community Services, Inc. Open a Door by Serving a Child - Foster Care Recruitment Forest Hills, PA
05/21/2017 1 p.m. 05/21/2017 4 p.m. Project Star Open House Washington, PA
05/21/2017 8 a.m. 05/21/2017 5 p.m. TRAC Matching Event Pittsburgh, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 2 p.m. FUNFest 2017 Monroeville, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 2 p.m. Monroe County Children & Youth Services Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Stroudsburg, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 1 p.m. Capital Region Adoption Coalition (CRAC) Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Mechanicsburg, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 1 p.m. Mercer County Children and Youth Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Mercer, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 4 p.m. FUNFest 2017 Mechanicsburg, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 2 p.m. Methodist Services' Recruitment/Awareness Event Philadelphia, PA
05/20/2017 10 a.m. 05/20/2017 2 p.m. Lehigh Valley Permanency Project: Family Fun Day Schnecksville, PA
05/20/2017 9 a.m. 05/20/2017 5 p.m. Forever Family 5K Run and Fun Walk Beaver, PA
05/20/2017 8 a.m. 05/20/2017 5 p.m. Aldephoi Village Move A Thon Event Muncy, PA
05/19/2017 6:30 p.m. 05/19/2017 8:30 p.m. Bethany Christian Services - Fostering Hope Dinner and Foster Care Learning Experience Philadelphia, PA
05/19/2017 6 p.m. 05/19/2017 8:30 p.m. Jefferson County Children & Youth Services Open House Brookville, PA
05/18/2017 7 p.m. 05/18/2017 9 p.m. Paint Nite with the Adoption Coalition of Franklin County Greencastle, PA
05/13/2017 11 a.m. 05/13/2017 3 p.m. Bethanna Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Philadelphia, PA
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For Agencies

Start Time End Time Title Location
06/10/2017 midnight 06/10/2017 11 p.m. NAC Meet The Kids 2017 - Western PA Western, PA
06/03/2017 10:30 a.m. 06/03/2017 3 p.m. Diakon-Adoption & Foster Care Wilderness Matching Event Boiling Springs, PA
05/30/2017 5 p.m. 05/30/2017 7 p.m. Child to Family Connections Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Meadville, PA
05/27/2017 1 p.m. 05/27/2017 3:30 p.m. TRAC Foster Care Awareness Lunch West Mifflin, PA
05/27/2017 11 a.m. 05/27/2017 3 p.m. Family Services of NW PA Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Erie, PA
05/27/2017 9 a.m. 05/27/2017 2 p.m. Together As Adoptive Parents Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Philadelphia, PA
05/25/2017 4:30 p.m. 05/29/2017 8 p.m. Luzerne County Children and Youth Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Sweet Valley, PA
05/23/2017 5:30 p.m. 05/23/2017 7:30 p.m. PineBrook Family Answers - Meet, Greet and Eat Allentown, PA
05/21/2017 2 p.m. 05/21/2017 4 p.m. Beaver County Children and Youth Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Baden, PA
05/21/2017 2 p.m. 05/21/2017 4 p.m. Greater Valley Community Services, Inc. Open a Door by Serving a Child - Foster Care Recruitment Forest Hills, PA
05/21/2017 1 p.m. 05/21/2017 4 p.m. Project Star Open House Washington, PA
05/21/2017 8 a.m. 05/21/2017 5 p.m. TRAC Matching Event Pittsburgh, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 2 p.m. FUNFest 2017 Monroeville, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 2 p.m. Monroe County Children & Youth Services Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Stroudsburg, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 1 p.m. Capital Region Adoption Coalition (CRAC) Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Mechanicsburg, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 1 p.m. Mercer County Children and Youth Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Mercer, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 4 p.m. FUNFest 2017 Mechanicsburg, PA
05/20/2017 11 a.m. 05/20/2017 2 p.m. Methodist Services' Recruitment/Awareness Event Philadelphia, PA
05/20/2017 10 a.m. 05/20/2017 2 p.m. Lehigh Valley Permanency Project: Family Fun Day Schnecksville, PA
05/20/2017 9 a.m. 05/20/2017 5 p.m. Forever Family 5K Run and Fun Walk Beaver, PA
05/20/2017 8 a.m. 05/20/2017 5 p.m. Aldephoi Village Move A Thon Event Muncy, PA
05/19/2017 6:30 p.m. 05/19/2017 8:30 p.m. Bethany Christian Services - Fostering Hope Dinner and Foster Care Learning Experience Philadelphia, PA
05/19/2017 6 p.m. 05/19/2017 8:30 p.m. Jefferson County Children & Youth Services Open House Brookville, PA
05/18/2017 7 p.m. 05/18/2017 9 p.m. Paint Nite with the Adoption Coalition of Franklin County Greencastle, PA
05/13/2017 11 a.m. 05/13/2017 3 p.m. Bethanna Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Philadelphia, PA
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