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Get Ready Central Pennsylvania!

The National Adoption Center and SWAN are co-hosting an older youth matching event near YOU!

The event will be on Saturday October 6th. An awesome group of kids, ages 12 and up are planning to participate. These kids are all in need of a permanent home. If you have a current family profile and would like to meet these kids in person, this event is for you! You never can be sure where you will meet the kid that is right for you, or if you are a social worker, where you will meet the parents who are right for your youth.

Our March Match Event Hit it Out of the Park

On Saturday March 17th we had the opportunity to co-sponsor our first match event of the year with SWAN (Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network). This Philadelphia-based match event focused on older children (10+). We returned to beautiful Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies for an eventful day. We had a wonderful turnout of children and families. Most of the youth and families arrived feeling excited and a bit nervous. This mixture of feelings is normal for an event such as this one.

Give Something Back

Our most generous long-term relationship is with Wendy’s, an organization whose values highlight "Give something back". With them, you can support our work by going into your local Philadelphia-area Wendy’s and buying a key tag for $2. This entitles you to a FREE Jr. Frosty with each purchase throughout all of 2018 and proceeds benefit NAC. This fundraising vehicle has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the National Adoption Center over the years. Sales of the key tags, which began January 1, runs through March 4th.

My Successful First Day!

Hi everyone! My name is Naomi Goldberg, and I am excited to say that I am completing an internship with the National Adoption Center! I am a senior Human Development & Family Studies major from Pennsylvania State University. The HDFS program has helped me quickly realize my interests in human service organizations, counseling, advocacy work, and social work. Post-graduation I hope to get my MSW, and work with youth in foster care specifically targeting professional development and independence skills.

Results Are In!

Did you know? Adoption matching events bring results! Last June, at our National Adoption Center/SWAN Western Pennsylvania matching event, two youth connected with families that attended.

Looking Forward to 2018

As we prepare to go into the second half of our fiscal year, we have a great deal to be proud of. The National Adoption Center will celebrate its 46th anniversary in 2018 and in that time we’ve found forever families for more than 24,000 children who would otherwise have languished in foster care. We continue to be a leader in adoption technology and have recently held a series of child welfare roundtables to help us understand even better how technology can help to get more children adopted.

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