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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
08/18/2019 10:30 a.m. 08/18/2019 2:30 p.m. O.C.M.I. Reverse Matching Event Allison Park, PA
09/14/2019 noon 09/14/2019 3 p.m. Professional Family Care Services 4th Annual PUMPKIN PATCH MATCH! Hollsopple, PA
09/21/2019 midnight 09/21/2019 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County Matching Event Mercer, PA
09/28/2019 midnight 09/28/2019 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE - Meet The Kids 2019 Older Youth Matching Event Harrisburg, PA
10/26/2019 midnight 10/26/2019 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Diakon Matching Event Topton, PA
  • 5 occurrences

 

For Agencies

Start Time End Time Title Location
08/18/2019 10:30 a.m. 08/18/2019 2:30 p.m. O.C.M.I. Reverse Matching Event Allison Park, PA
09/14/2019 noon 09/14/2019 3 p.m. Professional Family Care Services 4th Annual PUMPKIN PATCH MATCH! Hollsopple, PA
09/21/2019 midnight 09/21/2019 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Children’s Aid Society of Mercer County Matching Event Mercer, PA
09/25/2019 10 a.m. 09/25/2019 1 p.m. Delaware Valley Adoption Council (DVAC) and OCMI Matching Event - FOR WORKERS ONLY Southampton, PA
09/28/2019 midnight 09/28/2019 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE - Meet The Kids 2019 Older Youth Matching Event Harrisburg, PA
10/26/2019 midnight 10/26/2019 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Diakon Matching Event Topton, PA
  • 6 occurrences