Sara is a sweet young old girl who lives with her bother Dexter. Sarah has nursing care throughout the week and they love to care for her. She enjoys when the caregivers paint her nails and do her hair. Sara likes to be held and at times her personality will come out and she will show her adorable dimples. Dexter is an adorable little boy who loves to ask questions. He loves trains and cars. He thrives on a daily schedule and likes to attend daycare throughout the week. Dexter is learning to eat new foods all the time. He is.......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 sister. Brittany is a young girl who has an engaging smile and is very expressive. She has some developmental delays and currently uses non-verbal methods to communicate her needs.......View More
Ashley is a beautiful girl. She can be very outgoing. However, she can be headstrong and challenging at times. She enjoys playing with dolls and drawing. Her favorite foods are Chinese food and hot dogs. She is in regular education setting. Ashley would benefit from a high level of structure, consistency, and individualized attention. Allen is a handsome young boy. He can be polite and energetic, but can be shy depending upon the situation. He thoroughly enjoys playing with Legos and video games. His favorite food is bur.......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
Chris is a sweet boy who loves video games and cars. He is an easy going child who has a good sense of humor. Chris can be quiet and reserved when meeting new people, especially adults. Once he is comfortable, he becomes talkative. Chris enjoys many activities such as playing with LEGOs and Matchbox cars, riding his bike and video games. Chris does well with routine. His favorite foods are pizza, chili and mashed potatoes and he loves to wash it down with his favorite beverage, Mountain Dew. One food that Chris does not li.......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