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
Meet Chuck and Chaze whom are twin boys that enjoy playing video games and sports such as football, basketball, golf, and tennis. Chuck aspires to be an architect when he grows up. He has a passion for building things and enjoys putting puzzles together and building structures with Legos. If Chuck could have one wish, it would be to go to Heaven. He feels church is important to him and attends on occasion. Something one could learn about Chuck from observing his bedroom is that he is a very neat and orderly young man. Chu.......View More
Adriana is a smart, inquisitive young lady who is considerate and respectful and enjoys helping other people. She is very nurturing with young children and hopes to one day become a pediatrician. Adriana enjoys playing games, playing with dolls, and going swimming. She hopes to participate on a school swim team some day. Adriana likes playing and interacting with other children. In fact during the summer, she attended a camp where she met many new friends. Kenzie is an enthusiastic, playful, and friendly girl who enjoys p.......View More
Two peas in pod! This sibling group is the combination of two unique siblings who make the perfect pair for a family willing to give a lot of love. Vanessa tends to be a somewhat quiet and reserved girl when you first meet her, but as she warms up and gets to know you, you’ll learn that she’s very affectionate and caring especially towards her little brother, Hunter! She enjoys listening to the radio with her headset on. Not only is this a favorite past time for Vanessa, but is also serves as a coping skill when she feels over.......View More
Elsa looks forward to becoming so many things: a dancer, a gymnast, cheerleader, basketball player, artist, hair dresser, author, illustrator, and the list goes on. Elsa enjoys coloring, dancing, cooking, playing outside or being on her tablet. She, also, enjoys having her hair and nails done. She is eloquent, charming, pleasant, engaging, and articulate. When she opens up to you and begins talking she will capture your attention and your heart. Elsa likes going to school and being social as well as continuing to improve in all .......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