Tajinae is a young lady who can be shy when first meeting new people. She will be more open as she begins to feel comfortable with the new relationship. She has a strong personality and if she believes she is accurate with information, she will defend her position. She also likes to follow the latest fashion trends. Tajinae likes to write her thoughts and feelings down in her journal, especially about how she misses the relationship she had with her biological mother. All families will be considered for Tajinae.......View More
Marquise, though initially shy, is very friendly and outgoing once the ice is broken. He is an intelligent boy and earns excellent grades in school. His teachers remark that he produces quality work and excels in class participation. Marquise prides himself on being a good big brother to his younger sister and he is also protective of his friends. He gets along with other children and is a great friend who is very affectionate and supportive. Marquise is quite inventive and imaginative, spending a good deal of time thinking of gadgets.......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
Lucas is a friendly and likeable young man. He is very attentive to the needs and emotions of others and also loves animals. Lucas responds positively to individual attention. He enjoys being helpful and responds well when he feels he has been of assistance to someone. Lucas likes drawing and coloring, playing video games, watching movies and spending time on the computer. He also likes to show off his talents of playing music, singing and dancing. Lucas is doing very well in school where his favorite subjects are ar.......View More
Diane is a teen who is in a foster home with her sister. Diane has a hearing impairment which has improved greatly with the acquisition of new hearing aids. With this improved hearing, Diane is able to communicate more effectively than in the past. She smiles often and has a contagious laugh. She is a positive person with a good sense of humor. She is described as “friendly, independent, quickly recovers from negative moods, resilient, cares about others and is compliant.” She is in a Life Skills classroom and has an IEP. Since.......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