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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
09/21/2019 midnight 09/21/2019 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County Matching Event Mercer, PA
09/14/2019 noon 09/14/2019 3 p.m. Professional Family Care Services 4th Annual PUMPKIN PATCH MATCH! Hollsopple, PA
08/18/2019 10:30 a.m. 08/18/2019 2:30 p.m. O.C.M.I. Reverse Matching Event Allison Park, 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
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
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
05/18/2019 6 p.m. 05/18/2019 9 p.m. Adelphoi Matching Event at the Altoona Curve Baseball Club Altoona, 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 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 10:30 a.m. 05/18/2019 1 p.m. Capital Region Adoption Coalition Photography Day New Cumberland, 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
05/10/2019 6 p.m. 05/10/2019 8:30 p.m. DVAC Bingo Night Matching Event Southampton, PA
05/05/2019 2 p.m. 05/05/2019 4 p.m. Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Matching Event State College, PA
05/04/2019 10 a.m. 05/04/2019 2 p.m. Families United Network's Outdoor Family Matching Event Mount Joy, 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
05/01/2019 7 p.m. 05/01/2019 9 p.m. Lehigh County Foster Awareness Event Allentown, PA
04/12/2019 4:30 p.m. 04/12/2019 7 p.m. 10th Annual Carnival of Love Matching Event - CHOR Reading, PA
10/18/2018 5 p.m. 10/18/2018 7 p.m. PA State Resource Family Association 42nd Annual Conference Grantville, PA
  • 18 occurrences

 

For Agencies

Start Time End Time Title Location
09/21/2019 midnight 09/21/2019 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County Matching Event Mercer, PA
09/14/2019 noon 09/14/2019 3 p.m. Professional Family Care Services 4th Annual PUMPKIN PATCH MATCH! Hollsopple, PA
08/18/2019 10:30 a.m. 08/18/2019 2:30 p.m. O.C.M.I. Reverse Matching Event Allison Park, 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
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
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
05/18/2019 6 p.m. 05/18/2019 9 p.m. Adelphoi Matching Event at the Altoona Curve Baseball Club Altoona, 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 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 10:30 a.m. 05/18/2019 1 p.m. Capital Region Adoption Coalition Photography Day New Cumberland, 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
05/10/2019 6 p.m. 05/10/2019 8:30 p.m. DVAC Bingo Night Matching Event Southampton, PA
05/05/2019 2 p.m. 05/05/2019 4 p.m. Bethany Christian Services of Central PA Matching Event State College, PA
05/04/2019 10 a.m. 05/04/2019 2 p.m. Families United Network's Outdoor Family Matching Event Mount Joy, 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
05/01/2019 7 p.m. 05/01/2019 9 p.m. Lehigh County Foster Awareness Event Allentown, PA
04/12/2019 4:30 p.m. 04/12/2019 7 p.m. 10th Annual Carnival of Love Matching Event - CHOR Reading, PA
10/18/2018 5 p.m. 10/18/2018 7 p.m. PA State Resource Family Association 42nd Annual Conference Grantville, PA
  • 18 occurrences