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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

Upcoming Events

For Families

Start Time End Time Title Location
05/01/2019 7 p.m. 05/01/2019 9 p.m. Lehigh County Foster Awareness Event Allentown, PA
05/03/2019 5 p.m. 05/03/2019 7:30 p.m. Children's Home of York - "Matching Around the Maypole" Event York, PA
05/04/2019 10 a.m. 05/04/2019 2 p.m. Families United Network's Outdoor Family Matching Event Mount Joy, PA
05/05/2019 2 p.m. 05/05/2019 4 p.m. Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Matching Event State College, PA
05/10/2019 6 p.m. 05/10/2019 8:30 p.m. DVAC Bingo Night Matching Event Southampton, PA
05/18/2019 10 a.m. 05/18/2019 2 p.m. Family Fun Fest for Foster Care Awareness Event - Diakon Topton Topton, PA
05/18/2019 10:30 a.m. 05/18/2019 1 p.m. Capital Region Adoption Coalition Photography Day New Cumberland, PA
05/18/2019 11 a.m. 05/18/2019 2 p.m. Spring into Foster Care - The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center Pittsburgh, PA
05/18/2019 1 p.m. 05/18/2019 4 p.m. Children's Aid Society Foster Care Recruitment Event Clearfield, PA
05/18/2019 6 p.m. 05/18/2019 9 p.m. Adelphoi Matching Event at the Altoona Curve Baseball Club Altoona, PA
05/22/2019 5:30 p.m. 05/22/2019 7:30 p.m. HOOPLA! Adoption Awareness Event, sponsored by Diakon Adoption & Foster Care. Scranton, PA
06/01/2019 10 a.m. 06/01/2019 4 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! 2019 Older Youth Matching Event - Camp Agawam New Castle, PA
06/01/2019 10:30 a.m. 06/01/2019 3:30 p.m. Diakon Adoption & Foster Care Wilderness Matching Event Boiling Springs, PA
  • 13 occurrences

 

For Agencies

Start Time End Time Title Location
05/01/2019 7 p.m. 05/01/2019 9 p.m. Lehigh County Foster Awareness Event Allentown, PA
05/03/2019 5 p.m. 05/03/2019 7:30 p.m. Children's Home of York - "Matching Around the Maypole" Event York, PA
05/04/2019 10 a.m. 05/04/2019 2 p.m. Families United Network's Outdoor Family Matching Event Mount Joy, PA
05/05/2019 2 p.m. 05/05/2019 4 p.m. Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Matching Event State College, PA
05/10/2019 6 p.m. 05/10/2019 8:30 p.m. DVAC Bingo Night Matching Event Southampton, PA
05/18/2019 10 a.m. 05/18/2019 2 p.m. Family Fun Fest for Foster Care Awareness Event - Diakon Topton Topton, PA
05/18/2019 10:30 a.m. 05/18/2019 1 p.m. Capital Region Adoption Coalition Photography Day New Cumberland, PA
05/18/2019 11 a.m. 05/18/2019 2 p.m. Spring into Foster Care - The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center Pittsburgh, PA
05/18/2019 1 p.m. 05/18/2019 4 p.m. Children's Aid Society Foster Care Recruitment Event Clearfield, PA
05/18/2019 6 p.m. 05/18/2019 9 p.m. Adelphoi Matching Event at the Altoona Curve Baseball Club Altoona, PA
05/22/2019 5:30 p.m. 05/22/2019 7:30 p.m. HOOPLA! Adoption Awareness Event, sponsored by Diakon Adoption & Foster Care. Scranton, PA
06/01/2019 10 a.m. 06/01/2019 4 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! 2019 Older Youth Matching Event - Camp Agawam New Castle, PA
06/01/2019 10:30 a.m. 06/01/2019 3:30 p.m. Diakon Adoption & Foster Care Wilderness Matching Event Boiling Springs, PA
  • 13 occurrences