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2024 SWAN\IL Summer Statewide Matching Reception


  • Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 5:30 p.m. – Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 8 p.m.


The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions (Salons A, B, G, H)

250 Kalahari Blvd.
Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania 18349

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 June 18, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the 2024 SWAN/IL Summer Statewide Meeting, held at The Kalahari Resorts. The Matching Reception is a great way to introduce prospective and approved adoptive families to county caseworkers and affiliate workers conducting child-specific recruitment. It’s a prime opportunity to showcase children directly to families and the agencies representing them.

For families:
Before attending the event, discuss with your worker any changes that may be needed to the special needs or characteristics sections in your Resource Family Application Registration/Update Form (CY131) and any changes to waiting child characteristics you may consider for your family.

We encourage pre-registration by June 11, 2024; however, walk-in registrations are welcome. On-site registration, check-in and refreshments will be available at 5:00 p.m. on June 18, 2024.

To access frequently asked questions, please view our Guide for Families linked below.

Family Registration: Click here

For more information: contact the SWAN Helpline at (800) 585-7926 or by email at swanhelpline@diakon-swan.org

For affiliates:

The agency table registration deadline is June 11, 2024. Table space is limited. Walk-in table registrations will not be accepted. You must provide a valid email address to receive confirmation of your registration. If you do not receive a confirmation, your table is not reserved. 

Affiliate Registration: Click here

For more information: contact PAE at pae@diakon-swan.org


  • SWAN/IL Matching Reception: A Guide For Families [Download]


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