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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
10/17/2019 5 p.m. 10/17/2019 7 p.m. PSRFA Adoption Matching Event Grantville, PA
10/26/2019 9:30 a.m. 10/26/2019 1:30 p.m. Diakon "How To" Matching Event Topton, PA
10/26/2019 noon 10/26/2019 2 p.m. Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley TRICK or TREAT Adoption Match Event Wilkes-Barre, PA
11/02/2019 11 a.m. 11/02/2019 2 p.m. The Lehigh Valley Kids Art Show Bethlehem , PA
11/02/2019 noon 11/02/2019 3 p.m. Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services Fall Fest Matching Event Erie, PA
11/13/2019 5:30 p.m. 11/13/2019 7:30 p.m. Children's Aid Society Adoption and Foster Care Matching Event Dubois, PA
11/14/2019 5:30 p.m. 11/14/2019 7 p.m. Northern Children's Services Red Carpet Matching Event Philadelphia, PA
11/14/2019 5:30 p.m. 11/14/2019 8 p.m. The Capital Region Adoption Coalition Presents Thanksgiving Dinner Meet & Greet York, PA
01/04/2020 9 a.m. 01/12/2020 5 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Pennsylvania Farm Show Harrisburg, PA
01/22/2020 6 p.m. 01/22/2020 8 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! 2020 SWAN/IL Winter Matching Event State College, PA
  • 10 occurrences

 

For Agencies

Start Time End Time Title Location
10/17/2019 5 p.m. 10/17/2019 7 p.m. PSRFA Adoption Matching Event Grantville, PA
10/26/2019 9:30 a.m. 10/26/2019 1:30 p.m. Diakon "How To" Matching Event Topton, PA
10/26/2019 noon 10/26/2019 2 p.m. Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley TRICK or TREAT Adoption Match Event Wilkes-Barre, PA
11/02/2019 11 a.m. 11/02/2019 2 p.m. The Lehigh Valley Kids Art Show Bethlehem , PA
11/02/2019 noon 11/02/2019 3 p.m. Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services Fall Fest Matching Event Erie, PA
11/13/2019 5:30 p.m. 11/13/2019 7:30 p.m. Children's Aid Society Adoption and Foster Care Matching Event Dubois, PA
11/14/2019 5:30 p.m. 11/14/2019 7 p.m. Northern Children's Services Red Carpet Matching Event Philadelphia, PA
11/14/2019 5:30 p.m. 11/14/2019 8 p.m. The Capital Region Adoption Coalition Presents Thanksgiving Dinner Meet & Greet York, PA
01/04/2020 9 a.m. 01/12/2020 5 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Pennsylvania Farm Show Harrisburg, PA
01/22/2020 6 p.m. 01/22/2020 8 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! 2020 SWAN/IL Winter Matching Event State College, PA
  • 10 occurrences