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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
09/08/2018 4 p.m. 09/08/2018 7 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Connections by Choice Matching Event Latrobe, PA
09/15/2018 midnight 09/15/2018 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE Children's Aid Society of Mercer County Mercer, PA
09/15/2018 noon 09/15/2018 3 p.m. Professional Family Care Services' 3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch Match Holsopple, PA
09/25/2018 5 p.m. 09/25/2018 7 p.m. The Delaware Valley Adoption Council’s and Older Child Matching Initiative Annual Matching event Southampton, PA
10/06/2018 9 a.m. 10/06/2018 3:30 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! NAC Matching Party - Harrisburg Harrisburg, PA
10/18/2018 5 p.m. 10/18/2018 7 p.m. PA State Resource Family Association 42nd Annual Conference Grantville, PA
11/03/2018 midnight 11/03/2018 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! 2018 NW PA Fall Fest Erie, PA
11/13/2018 5:30 p.m. 11/13/2018 8 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Children's Aid Society's Matching Event DuBois, PA
  • 8 occurrences

 

For Agencies

Start Time End Time Title Location
08/26/2018 10:30 a.m. 08/26/2018 2:30 p.m. OCMI Matching Event - REVERSE MATCHING EVENT Allison Park, PA
09/08/2018 4 p.m. 09/08/2018 7 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Connections by Choice Matching Event Latrobe, PA
09/15/2018 midnight 09/15/2018 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE Children's Aid Society of Mercer County Mercer, PA
09/15/2018 noon 09/15/2018 3 p.m. Professional Family Care Services' 3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch Match Holsopple, PA
09/25/2018 5 p.m. 09/25/2018 7 p.m. The Delaware Valley Adoption Council’s and Older Child Matching Initiative Annual Matching event Southampton, PA
10/06/2018 9 a.m. 10/06/2018 3:30 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! NAC Matching Party - Harrisburg Harrisburg, PA
10/18/2018 5 p.m. 10/18/2018 7 p.m. PA State Resource Family Association 42nd Annual Conference Grantville, PA
11/03/2018 midnight 11/03/2018 11 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! 2018 NW PA Fall Fest Erie, PA
11/13/2018 5:30 p.m. 11/13/2018 8 p.m. SAVE THE DATE! Children's Aid Society's Matching Event DuBois, PA
  • 9 occurrences