Chris and David are two brothers who want to be placed together. They spend a lot of time together in their current home and do well together. They have similar interests, making it easy for them to enjoy each other’s company. Both boys enjoy video games, riding their bikes, board games, and generally being active. Though the boys are physically small for their age, they are quite athletic. They are looking for a family who will play outside with them and who will get them involved in the community. Being busy is their favorite t.......View More
Dayton and Jared are adorable and lovable brothers. They have a strong sibling bond and very much want to be adopted together in the same home. Dayton is a good student who enjoys reading and collecting seashells, which he really enjoyed on a recent vacation to the beach with his foster family. This was his first beach trip and he had a wonderful experience. He also enjoys playing outside and hiking in the woods. He takes pride in his belongings and enjoys keeping his room tidy. Jared is also a smart boy who does wel.......View More
Robert is a young man who enjoys spending time fishing and taking walks. He also likes reading, drawing, writing in his journal and watching television. Robert enjoys learning to use different tools; he spent some time this past summer mowing grass, painting and using the leaf blower. Robert likes school and has made it a priority to earn good grades. He wants to attend college and study Meteorology. One of Robert’s dreams is to provide weather forecasts and become a storm chaser. He feels it is very important to pro.......View More
Raymond is a young man with brown hair and green eyes. He is described as a quiet and outgoing boy who loves reading and playing with Legos. He is very welcoming and has an infectious smile. His other interests include playing outside, collecting Pokemon cards, and playing games on a computer tablet. Raymond is a well-organized boy and does fairly well in school and has good interactions with his teachers. He does have an IEP to help with reading and math. He has a tendency to be very animated when he is frustrated or upse.......View More
Karl is a sweet and funny boy who is initially quiet when you first meet him. He is athletic and loves playing football and rollerblading. Karl does well in school and in group activities, likes reading books and spending time with animals. Karl is learning to verbalize his feelings in a positive, age-appropriate way. Stevie is helpful and caring and likes to have your full attention when he is with you. He is bright, energetic, and easy to talk with. He loves playing outside and his favorite sport is basketball. Stevie .......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