Quadir is an interesting, bright, and easy-going young man. In his free time you will find Quadir playing video games, participating in sports with friends, or watching movies. Quadir loves playing video games and other creative building games, like Lego's. Quadir often watches superhero movies or other action movies. Quadir plays board games with his twin brother and enjoys discussing superhero movies at the same time. Quadir’s dream day is going to an amusement park and ending the day by eating sushi for dinner. Markus is d.......View More
Connie participated in summer camp and enjoyed it. She is attending school in person after being virtual the majority of the school year last year. Connie is extremely helpful around the home. Kate attended summer camp this past summer and was able to make friendships. She volunteers for a local organization whose mission is to serve and support adoptive and foster care families. Kate is learning to play the cello. Kate does well academically. Kate is artistic and enjoys arts and crafts projects. Holly is a very .......View More
Meet Patrick, Ben, Marcus, and Anna. Patrick is a boy of few words and big smiles. He has a playful attitude and loves to joke and tease you once he opens up to you. Patrick is a huge fan of Kidz Bop music, and loves to play video games, watch television, and hanging outside with other children. Patrick’s mind is always active and enjoys playing games that require a lot of thinking, such as chess, and he will make sure that you know he has made a good move. He also enjoys having movie nights with his family; his favorite.......View More
Meet three brothers who will charm your socks off: Ray, Peter, and Egon! Ray is the oldest and is a quiet and polite young man who enjoys reading, especially the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series of books, as well as playing video games. He enjoys going to school and particularly enjoys language arts and science classes. People describe him as polite and well-mannered and while he interacts well with others, he also enjoys his alone time. There are many things he’s never done that most kids his age have, and he’s eager to ex.......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
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