Allie is a smart, outgoing, and helpful young lady. She loves helping others and is studying nursing at a technical school in order to pursue a career in working with the older population. She is a very neat and organized person. She has a close bond with her sister and always looks out for her. Allie enjoys hanging out with her friends and making Tik Tok dance videos on the internet. Her favorite food is pizza and she is not a picky eater. She always strives to become a better person and help others. She enjoys being on her phone, pl.......View More
Meet three brothers who will charm your socks off: Ray, Peter, and Egon! Ray is the oldest and is a quiet and polite young man who enjoys reading, especially the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books, as well as playing with his Roblox. He enjoys going to school and particularly enjoys language arts and science classes. People describe him as polite and well-mannered and while he interacts well with others, he also enjoys his alone time. There are many things he’s never done that most kids his age have, and he’s eager to .......View More
Addie describes herself as sociable, irreplaceable, and hopeful. She enjoys swimming, playing volleyball and taking pictures. In regards to school, her favorite subject is history, as she loves learning about the past. Upon graduating from high school, she would like to either go to college for psychology or sociology. Her favorite food is stuffed shells. She has a twin sister and she doesn’t let her forget that she is older by one minute. Some of the things that she would enjoy doing with her forever family are movie nights, go.......View More
Hello, my name is Nazmire. I am not quite like other teens my age. I communicate with my facial expressions and unique vocalization sounds. I consider myself to be a loving, humble, kind-hearted person. I am very easy going and usually amused by anything. I smile really big when spoken to directly and was told I have a beautiful laugh. I have a ton of energy and enjoy going outside for walks, when I am able to. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time in the day room and gym with my peers, sister, and other adults. I also e.......View More
Meet the Dynamic Duo! Heath and Chad are handsome, fun loving young teen brothers who are searching for their forever family. Heath is also an awesome young guy who presents as a little reserved although will open up when he is comfortable. He gets along with everyone and always seems to be happy. Heath loves to watch and play football and his favorite professional team is the Seattle Seahawks Football Team. Heath enjoys playing video games on his Xbox and his favorite television shows are The Flash and The Witches of Ea.......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