Matching Events

We are on the information list for SWAN, the state wide adoption network in Pennsylvania. I received this email last week and would like to publicize it in case there are families who are home study ready!

This email is being sent to you by the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange. We have had many requests to let families know about the upcoming adoption events of various agencies. In an attempt to minimize the mail in your inbox the following is a summary of 3 events in the state. Please note that one of those events is May 6th (tomorrow) so I apologize in advance for the very short notice but still wanted to keep you informed.  The information is the barest summary of information and where possible I’ve included a contact person for the event to allow you to follow up if interested. Should you have any other questions feel free to email me back, I would be happy to assist.

Spring Fling Matching Event

            Type: Matching Event (children will be present)

Date: 05/06/2015

Time: 5:30 PM  to 7:30 PM

Contact: Tracey Mulrain



Location: Catholic Social Services’ Family Center

106/108 South Church Street

Hazleton, PA 18201

Comments: Meet the waiting children and their caseworkers, visit the agencies’ display tables, games, refreshments.


Older Youth Matching Event

Type: Matching Event (children will be present)

Date: 06/13/2015

Time: 10 AM to 4:00 PM

Preregistration: Required

Contact: Julie Marks


Location: Camp Agawam

New Castle, PA

Comments: Interactive day where prospective adoptive families and older youth in need of a permanent home can get acquainted with one another. Only families with an approved home study/family profile are eligible to attend. Registration at .


In-person Matching Moment Presentation

Type: Matching Event (children will be present)

Date: 06/24/2015

Time: 9:00 AM  to 12:00 Noon

Preregistration: Requested, not required


Location: Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center

2300 Lincoln Highway East

Lancaster, PA

Comments: 10 individual youth presentations, 50 agencies, refreshments.


2 thoughts on “Matching Events

  1. How difficult must it be for the children awaiting adoption to be at these events and then not get adopted straight away?
    Have you been to one of these events?
    How do the children cope?

    • I have not been to a matching event, we received our referral call the day after we were home study approved! I would have gone. I’m sure it is stressful both for the families that go and for the children. From what I understand, the children that are usually on site are older children or teens. Stressful for everyone! I can’t imagine it brings out the best in anyone.

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