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
Meet Camren and Kareem, two brothers looking for a forever family. Camren is the older brother. He likes to eat, and his favorite foods are pizza and macaroni and cheese. He enjoys watching shows on Disney and Nickelodeon. He loves to be outside, doing things like playing football, fishing and flying his remote-controlled helicopter. Camren is most proud of himself for completing chores to earn money. He shows people he cares about them by giving them hugs. He is working on managing his thoughts and feelings in positive .......View More
Jewel is a loving and affectionate young lady who has cerebral palsy. She is pleasant, delightful and has a beautiful smile. Jewel is able to communicate her needs and plays well by herself. She entertains herself by looking at magazines and books, playing with her “Leapster” and “Barbie Computer” and bouncing a basketball. One of her favorite activities is watching Disney movies, especially “Sleeping Beauty” and “Snow White.” Jewel loves school and gets along well with her classmates. All families will be cons.......View More
Diane is a young lady with a beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She is a positive person with a good sense of humor. Diane is described as “friendly, independent, resilient, cares about others and is compliant”. Diane is currently in high school and made the honor roll at school for the first quarter. Diane enjoys helping care for her younger sisters. Ashley is a sweet girl who uses a wheelchair due to her disability. She is non-verbal but responds to light, motion, touch and the sound of the voices of her sisters and .......View More
This adorable and sweet sibling group of five is seeking an adoptive home where they can reside together. The siblings are very connected and have resided together throughout most of their young lives. Family is extremely important to all five children. All five of the kids enjoy similar activities, such as watching movies, playing outside, jumping on trampolines and going to parks. They all very much enjoy simple everyday family activities and are all very helpful when it comes to pitching in with household tasks and.......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 Public Welfare. 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