Meet Kevin and Raina, a brother and sister duo you surely want to meet! Kevin and Raina are happy, playful, and affectionate siblings with a great curiosity and interest in life. They get along well with one another as well as other children, are well-mannered, and respond very well to redirection from adults. Both children enjoy helping with chores around their foster home. Kevin is a friendly, caring, and active young boy. You’ll often find him playing with cars and anything related to Pokémon. If Kevin can choose what he .......View More
Jackie is an intelligent, outgoing, and friendly girl. Quite the girly-girl, she loves styling hair and doing make-up. In fact, she wants to be a cosmetologist when she grows up. Jackie also likes singing and dancing; she is also considering careers as a performance artist or ballerina. Jackie is a good student and enjoys going to school. Her favorite foods include stuffed shells and Junior Mints; her favorite colors are red and baby blue. Jackie loves spending time with her younger brother, Steven. Steven is a likeable .......View More
Nevaeh is an intelligent and creative girl who is shy and often described as preoccupied with her thoughts. She likes having a “calm down” room because it is unobtrusive and a safe place to process her thoughts and feelings. Once she gets through her morning routine, her personality begins to shine through. One area in which her creativity is brought to the forefront is through weekly participation in a local Broadway Cabaret theater group for children. Although she enjoys visits with her siblings, she is searching for her niche as th.......View More
Meet these two brothers, Ryan and Mark, who are sweet, smart, and kind-hearted! Ryan is a nice young man, who loves to play with Lego’s, but give him a computer or video game and he is as happy as can be. Although Ryan is on the autism spectrum, he does not let that hold him back as he continues to show progress with social skills with the assistance he receives at school. He has been on the principal’s list for excellent academics and behavior. Ryan shows a positive ability to form connections with people with in his life, b.......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 activities an.......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