Meet James and Joshua! James describes himself as quiet, helpful, and caring. He enjoys being outside and watching television. He would enjoy watching scary movies, Christmas movies, and cooking shows with his family. James would also like his family to teach him to cook. He loves eating pizza, pancakes, and mac and cheese. He does not like vegetables. James’s favorite colors are blue and orange, and he enjoys listening to rap music. James describes family as understanding, loving, funny, and overall good people. .......View More
Meet two brothers, Matthew and Ryan, ready to add some spice to your family’s life! Older brother Matthew is a smart and active boy who absolutely loves to ride his bike, even in the rain! He’s also very fond of swimming and splashing around in a pool or lake. Those who know him describe him as inquisitive and say that he loves to learn how things work. He’s further described as generally very happy and pleasant. And while he’s a little quiet and shy at first, once he warms up, he loves to talk! Spending time with animal.......View More
Meet Boy Scouts: Jake and Cole! Jake is the older brother of the pair, who is described as being responsible and someone who cares deeply for those around him. Jake loves collecting and trading Pokémon Cards with his friends. He is a Webelo Boy Scout and would love to continue moving through the program. Jake likes to play board games and video games. One of his favorite past times is being read to before bed. He finds this to be a calming, relaxing, and enjoyable way to wind down his day. Jake would love to play on a s.......View More
Meet this duo, ready to charm! Deacon is a talkative and outgoing older brother who loves to write and to use his imagination to tell vivid stories that tell you about his experiences and interests. He has even said he wants to be a writer when he grows up, and this is a realistic dream! He's very curious and when he finds something that interests him, he learns as much as he can about that subject, and will tell you all that he knows. He really likes chicken nuggets and pop tarts. He has a take-charge approach to activit.......View More
Connie participated in summer camp and enjoyed it. She is attending school in person after being virtual the majority of the school year last year. Connie is extremely helpful around the home. Kate attended summer camp this past summer and was able to make friendships. She volunteers for a local organization whose mission is to serve and support adoptive and foster care families. Kate is learning to play the cello. Kate does well academically. Kate is artistic and enjoys arts and crafts projects. Holly is a very .......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