The Older Child Matching Initiative (OCMI) and SWAN Services division of the Family Support Services at The Children's Institute will host the 17th annual Growing Families Through Adoption Matching and Awareness Event. The event is open to all SWAN affiliates to freely showcase their families looking to adopt and/or their children and adolescents looking for a family. Current certified adoptive families are also encouraged to attend to speak with child and adolescent recruiters in person.
We are excited to announce that our speaker for the day will be Dr. Jamie Brownfield, Mental Health Counselor, High School Transition Counselor and adoptive mom to an adolescent young lady. Being a parent is hard, and no matter the person’s educational background it can be difficult to know what to do in the moment and reply with the “right” response. Dr. Brownfield is hoping to empower families to understand that parents don’t have to be perfect to make an impact on a young person’s life.
When: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Time: 1pm – 3pm (EST)
Where: The Children’s Institute, 1405 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Have questions or looking for more information? Contact Mandy Somerville at
Mandy.Somerville@AmazingKids.org or 412.418.7149