What’s up? My name’s Antoine…not! That’s my French class name, and I liked the sound of it. I am an easy-going, hardworking, polite, and respectful young man who has ambitions to play sports and enjoy life. I am a student athlete, and I played football for my hometown team. I had to quit due to getting hit by a kid they call the “Beast.” To fill my time, I went out and found myself a job! I will soon be pumping gas for some spending money. I like having the latest fashionable clothing, and the latest technology, so ha.......View More
What do a boxer and Steelers fan have in common? They’re brothers, of course! Meet Ryker, a soft spoken family man much like his idol Troy Polamalu (former Steelers strong safety). As big Steeler’s fan, Ryker studies their plays and hopes to one day play football himself. One of his biggest goals is to learn to run fast, also like Polamalu. Sports aren’t his only passion, as he enjoys utilizing his creative side to build Lego kit sets. Ryker thrives on being active and is always ready to engage in a friendly game of footbal.......View More
Chris is a friendly and genuine young man who enjoys making those around him smile. When Chris isn’t jumping on the trampoline outside, he loves playing on his tablet, as he really enjoys watching different YouTube videos or playing his favorite game, “Clash and Clams.” Chris resides in a foster home with his two younger sisters, whom he enjoys making laugh, and spending time playing outside with. Chris used to be a picky eater, but those days are long gone! His foster mother worked with him on trying new foods, and now this kid .......View More
Meet Corey: a creative and insightful young man that enjoys many artistic pursuits including photography and music. Corey's favorite genre is RAP. He truly connects to the lyrics, finding great meaning in those who describe overcoming life’s difficulties and remaining strong and true to yourself. Corey recently completed a project in the Japanese art of Kintsugi (fixing broken pottery with gold) and he expressed how the repaired bowl represented his life, stating that each challenge he experiences “only makes him stronger and mor.......View More
Izzy is intelligent, creative, and a problem solver. She has a sweet tooth, and might think about sharing some Skittles with you…but not Kit-Kats, those are her favorite! Izzy uses her creativity to solve problems. She’s built a cell phone holder; so when her phone is plugged in, the cord does not extend across the floor. She enjoys coloring mandalas, but is open to any activities that would let her creativity shine. Izzy has recently began playing soccer and is loving it! When talking about a family, Izzy states that she want.......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