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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
05/25/2017 4:30 p.m. 05/29/2017 8 p.m. Luzerne County Children and Youth Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Sweet Valley, PA
05/27/2017 9 a.m. 05/27/2017 2 p.m. Together As Adoptive Parents Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Philadelphia, PA
05/27/2017 11 a.m. 05/27/2017 3 p.m. Family Services of NW PA Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Erie, PA
05/27/2017 1 p.m. 05/27/2017 3:30 p.m. TRAC Foster Care Awareness Lunch West Mifflin, PA
05/30/2017 5 p.m. 05/30/2017 7 p.m. Child to Family Connections Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Meadville, PA
06/03/2017 10:30 a.m. 06/03/2017 3 p.m. Diakon-Adoption & Foster Care Wilderness Matching Event Boiling Springs, PA
06/10/2017 midnight 06/10/2017 11 p.m. NAC Meet The Kids 2017 - Western PA Western, PA
  • 7 occurrences

 

For Agencies

Start Time End Time Title Location
05/25/2017 4:30 p.m. 05/29/2017 8 p.m. Luzerne County Children and Youth Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Sweet Valley, PA
05/27/2017 9 a.m. 05/27/2017 2 p.m. Together As Adoptive Parents Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Philadelphia, PA
05/27/2017 11 a.m. 05/27/2017 3 p.m. Family Services of NW PA Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Erie, PA
05/27/2017 1 p.m. 05/27/2017 3:30 p.m. TRAC Foster Care Awareness Lunch West Mifflin, PA
05/30/2017 5 p.m. 05/30/2017 7 p.m. Child to Family Connections Foster/Adoption Awareness Event Meadville, PA
06/03/2017 10:30 a.m. 06/03/2017 3 p.m. Diakon-Adoption & Foster Care Wilderness Matching Event Boiling Springs, PA
06/10/2017 midnight 06/10/2017 11 p.m. NAC Meet The Kids 2017 - Western PA Western, PA
  • 7 occurrences