A lover of the outdoors, Nate enjoys hiking, camping, biking, and taking trips with his scout troop. Nate is a great conversationalist and enjoys interacting with people of all ages. He is confident and engaging, and enjoys country music, reading Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings, and loves to eat Twinkies. Nate is an intelligent young man who enjoys learning and is an honor roll student. In addition, he enjoys drawing, playing video games, and watching professional sports. Nate likes that his brothers are always there .......View More
This adorable sibling group is comprised of five children: Jimmy, Taylor, Stephanie, Diane, and Brad. These children have a lot to offer a family: they’re all loving, kind, and currently residing in the same foster home. They’re hopeful to find a family willing to provide permanency to all five of them. Jimmy is the oldest child in the sibling group and is quiet. His focus is on family and he tends to be protective of his siblings and other extended family members. He enjoys sports, his favorite being football. He enjoys play.......View More
Alice is a delightful girl who has a vibrant personality which comes shining through as she gets to know you. She is soft-spoken yet outspoken about how she feels about certain things. And people who know her learn quickly she will not hesitate to share her thoughts on a particular subject or topic. Alice is very intelligent and enjoys school, where she is a good student and her favorite subject is social studies. Although she tries her best in all school subjects, her least favorite subject is math. When she has time to play she love.......View More
Heidi is a very friendly and outgoing girl, with a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoys bowling, baking desserts, and doing arts and crafts. She loves animals and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Heidi would love to have a forever family who would allow her to have a pet snake. She likes to read books in her free time, especially ones about vampires, such as in the Twilight series. Heidi also enjoys playing Pokémon with her two younger siblings. Melissa is a girl who is shy, quiet, and reserved. She enjoys hiking.......View More
Meet Charlie and Emmett, brothers who are looking for a forever family… could that be you? Charlie is quiet and friendly. He enjoys drawing, playing video games, and spending time outside; as a matter of fact, his favorite activities are skateboarding, riding his bike, and walking. He likes rap music, particularly Montana and Eminem. When asked what his favorite food was, he said “ice cream, but I don’t have a favorite flavor, as I enjoy any kind of ice cream.” He’s in regular education and attends a technical school where he .......View More
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network
The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) is both a broad-based cooperative effort and a centralized information and facilitation service funded and overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. SWAN includes county children and youth agencies, juvenile court judges, foster and adoptive parents, private adoption agencies, the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange and many others, all working together on behalf of children who need permanent homes.
The SWAN program serves children in the custody of county children and youth agencies. The design of the network is to support the work of county agencies in expediting permanency services. The children featured in the Photo Album are some of our children waiting to be adopted.
Begin the Process...
There are several forms and publications available for you to learn more about the process and what is involved.
Learn how to get started and what to expect as you become a foster parent or adoptive parent.
 
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania