Meet two brothers, James and Jalen, ready to add some spice to your family’s life! OIder brother James is a smart and active boy who absolutely loves to ride his bike, even in the rain! He’s also very fond of swimming and splashing around in a pool or lake. Those who know him describe him as inquisitive and say that he loves to learn how things work. He’s further described as generally very happy and pleasant. And while he’s a little quiet and shy at first, once he warms up, he loves to talk! Spending time with animals seems .......View More
Meet two amazing brothers, Jack and Grant! Older brother Jack is a thoughtful and reserved young man who enjoys watching football and playing video games. He hopes to join a football team and play defense! He’s a great big brother, is protective of his younger brother, and generally acts mature for his age. While he likes spending time with his brother, especially outdoors, playing, he also enjoys his alone time. Jack loves animals and is very kind to and good with them, especially dogs and cats. His favorite foo.......View More
Meet this duo, ready to charm! Deacon is a talkative and outgoing older brother who loves to write and to use his imagination to tell vivid stories that tell you about his experiences and interests. He has even said he wants to be a writer when he grows up, and this is a realistic dream! He's very curious and when he finds something that interests him, he learns as much as he can about that subject, and will tell you all that he knows. He really likes chicken nuggets and pop tarts. He has a take-charge approach to activities.......View More
This amazing sibling group of six will impress you with their friendly demeanor and beautiful smiles. Shanae is a caring, helpful, and determined girl who enjoys singing, riding her bike, swimming, and doing gymnastics. Her favorite school subjects are writing and math and she will impress you with her excellent reading skills. Shanae loves to help cook and aspires to be a chef. She enjoys a variety of foods, including tacos, chili, mac and cheese, and salad. Shameka is a quiet and smart girl with a grea.......View More
Hi I’m Emily, I am in the 10th grade for the 2020-2021 school year and my favorite classes are math, reading and history. I consider myself to be a tomboy and I love lasagna! Some of my favorite ways to spend my time are playing Minecraft and drawing. I also like to write songs and sing. I am very artistic and creative and also spend time drawing and coloring. I love all kinds of animals and my favorite season is summer because I love to swim! I am open to all different types of families but would thrive in a family where they p.......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