Meet these wonderful twin brothers! “Hi, my name is Darren! I describe myself as funny, friendly, athletic, and shy. I love to play basketball. My favorite basketball team is the Chicago Bulls. I'm also pretty artistic. I like to spend my downtime drawing or playing video games. Something my brother and I love doing together is riding dirt bikes. My favorite food is ice cream. “Hi, my name is Aaron! I describe myself as happy, smart, and fun. I can be pretty quiet sometimes. I'm very active and love to play sport.......View More
Meet this charming sibling pair! Jenna is a friendly and outgoing young woman with blonde hair and blue eyes. She enjoys doing arts and crafts projects such as sewing, as well as playing outside, reading, and riding her bicycle. Jenna also likes experimenting with make-up and painting her fingernails. She loves attending school where she earns A’s and B’s in her classes and gets along well with her classmates. Jenna also likes singing in her school chorus. Brayden is a young boy with brown hair and brown eyes. He.......View More
Amanda, Caleb, and Ronnie are a wonderful sibling group who know the importance of family. Each child has a unique personality and interests, but they all share a strong bond with one another. Although they don’t live together right now, they see each other every week and this is a highlight of the week for each of the siblings. Amanda is a spunky and outgoing girl, and a very caring older sister to Caleb and Ronnie; always looking out for them. Amanda loves being outside playing, camping, or swimming. She is very helpfu.......View More
Heidi is a very friendly and outgoing girl, with a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoys bowling, baking desserts, and doing arts and crafts. She loves animals and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Heidi would love to have a forever family who would allow her to have a pet snake. She likes to read books in her free time, especially ones about vampires, such as in the Twilight series. Heidi also enjoys playing Pokémon with her two younger siblings. Melissa is a girl who is shy, quiet, and reserved. She enjoys hiking.......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
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