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REGISTER NOW!! 2020 SWAN/IL Winter Matching Reception


  • Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 6 p.m. – Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 8:30 p.m.


The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

215 Innovation Boulevard
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 22, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the 2020 SWAN/IL Winter Statewide Meeting, held 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 8, 2020. Table space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Table registrations may be completed online 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.

Please share the 2020 Family Registration Form and Guide for Families with your families.
Families are encouraged to pre-register by January 15, 2020. Families interested in attending may register online here OR complete and mail the registration form to: Conferencing, 471 JPL Wick Drive, P.O. Box 4560, Harrisburg, PA 17111.
Family-related questions may be directed to the SWAN Helpline at (800) 585-7926 or by email at swanhelpline@diakon-swan.org.


  • Winter Matching Reception - Guide for Families [Download]


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