Riley is an intelligent, beautiful, self-motivated, and inspired fashionista who is very independent. She excels in school where she maintains honor roll and has a dynamic social life. After completing school, Riley anticipates going to medical school to become a Pediatrician. On Friday nights you would find Riley at the football game with her friends pouring over the latest fashion and styles. Here is a letter from Riley: “My name is Riley and I like to run track. I do sprints—the 100, 200, and 400 meter, and the.......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
Meet these terrific biological brothers: Joshua, Justin, and James! Joshua is the oldest, who describes himself as artistic and creative. He loves to draw and do crafts. One of his favorite things to do is play with Lego blocks. Joshua also likes to be outside. He says, “I want to live on a farm because there’s always stuff to do like ride horses, play in the creek, and have campfires.” Justin is in the middle, between Joshua and James, and describes himself as funny and hardworking. He says, “I want a family that lik.......View More
Leishka is a beautiful young lady who is quiet in new settings, but will be more outgoing and talkative once she is comfortable. She likes participating in gym class, playing basketball and doing gymnastics. She has plans to try out for the school volleyball team. Leishka is the oldest of four siblings; she loves her younger sisters and states she will help care for them. Kelisha is a friendly young girl who is the second oldest of four girls. Although shy at first, she enjoys talking and being active. Kelisha likes helping wi.......View More
Tajinae is a young lady who can be shy when first meeting new people. She will be more open as she begins to feel comfortable with the new relationship. She has a strong personality and if she believes she is accurate with information, she will defend her position. She also likes to follow the latest fashion trends. Tajinae likes to write her thoughts and feelings down in her journal, especially about how she misses the relationship she had with her biological mother. All families will be considered for Tajinae.......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