Henry is a friendly and kind young boy, who can be reserved initially when meeting new people; however, it doesn't take long for him to warm up and start a conversation. Henry performs on grade-level in school and enjoys attending his classes. He has stated that although he enjoys school, he doesn’t like when other students are mean or use bad language. Henry is intuitive, loving, sensitive, and caring. Likewise, he is described as a helper and will often ask his foster family if they need help with cooking or cleaning. Henry loves pl.......View More
Nazmire is a young man who is able to communicate with facial expressions and vocalizations. Though he is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is non-verbal, he recognizes and responds to his name. Nazmire smiles when spoken to directly and laughs spontaneously. Determinedly, he uses a walker with assistance. Nazmire loves to eat and had been eating finely chopped food, but now is receiving his nutrition through a g-tube. He enjoys the company of others and listening to music. Nazmire participates in social and recreational activities an.......View More
Savannah is a sweet girl who is shy when first meeting new people. She loves school and works hard to earn good grades. She benefits from an IEP, which has greatly assisted her academic progress. She has many friends and gets along easily with others. She loves playing board games, playing with her Barbie dolls, and going swimming. Her favorite foods include pizza, spaghetti, and macaroni and cheese. Nicholas is a cute, active, and happy toddler who enjoys watching his older siblings play. He loves spending time outside as wel.......View More
Dhanayah is a shy and quiet young lady but open and receptive to the adults in her life. She is described as sweet, helpful, and pleasant. The foster family reports that she has shown great improvement in engaging and interacting with others. She finds solace and happiness when around animals and as such looks forward to participating in horseback riding once a week. She expresses the typical protective, older sister bond with her siblings. Sahbay, like most young boys, is a very energetic young man who thrives when en.......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
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