Aaron is a sweet boy who has had a rough start in life. He was born prematurely and has numerous medical concerns including cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, respiratory issues as well as others. He is legally blind but can hear; listening to Top 40 songs on the radio relaxes him. Aaron enjoys wearing his “Coughalator” vest to clear his congestion as well as being placed prone on his tummy for stretching. Aaron receives his nutrition through a G-tube. Aaron requires total care in order to complete activities of daily living........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
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 activiti.......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
Tia is a pretty and energetic young lady with an engaging smile and cheerful personality. She has a positive sense of self and takes pride in helping others. Tia can be quiet and shy but is friendly as you get to know her. She has good leadership qualities and likes dressing in the latest fashions. Tia enjoys listening to hip hop music, dancing, singing, watching movies, playing computer games and socializing with her friends. Tia also likes playing sports and is on the school basketball team. When she grows up, Tia would like t.......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