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
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
Henry is a very happy and curious little boy who has light brown hair, blue eyes, and is often seen with a smile on his face. Henry has been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum and receives support in school. He is nonverbal, but will repeat one syllable words. If Henry needs something, he will take your hand and lead you to what he wants. He understands rules, limitations, and follows directions. Henry’s foster mother describes him as intelligent, loving, caring, and very gentle. She says he enjoys eating and will try all different fo.......View More
Meet Kevin and Raina, a brother and sister duo you surely want to meet! Kevin and Raina are happy, playful, and affectionate siblings with a great curiosity and interest in life. They get along well with one another as well as other children, are well-mannered, and respond very well to redirection from adults. Both children enjoy helping with chores around their foster home. Kevin is a friendly, caring, and active young boy. You’ll often find him playing with cars and anything related to Pokémon. If Kevin can choose wha.......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
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