Meet Vanessa and Lillian! Vanessa is a friendly and intelligent young girl. She enjoys reading books especially the Twilight series. Vanessa enjoys using her artistic skills to create beautiful pictures. Her favorite singer is Post Malone and her favorite subject is math. She is not a picky eater and likes eating rice, apples, subs and strawberries. Her favorite holiday is Christmas. When describing what a family means to Vanessa, she stated, “A family are people who will trust, respect and care for me, and who w.......View More
Meet the dynamic duo of Gavin and Brad! Big brother Gavin is quiet and a little shy, but enjoys one-on-one time with adults. He likes Power Rangers, Paw Patrol, coloring, and building with Lego blocks. Those who know him well describe him as a sweet child. He is doing well in school. Next up is Brad, who’s also described as a friendly and sweet child. He loves Minions, Blues Clues, and SpongeBob Squarepants. Like his brother, he also enjoys building things with Lego blocks. He especially likes to sit on your lap and have one-.......View More
Do you enjoy eating breakfast for dinner? If so, Ardel is the kid for you! He loves all breakfast foods and he is not a picky eater. Ardel loves food so much you can say that he is on a “see food” diet! He will eat any kind of food you give him. Besides Ardel’s growing appetite, some of his favorite activities are playing outside, playing basketball, tag, jumping on trampolines, and swimming. When asked, “What are some great things you like about yourself,” Ardel exclaimed, “I have a good heart. I’m good at making friends.......View More
Levon is a young man of many talents and he loves to learn! Levon’s main interests are art, animals, and bugs. He enjoys watching documentaries about animals and doing field work in his back yard, looking for bugs to identify and watch. Levon is always up for creating a masterpiece and then discussing his work with you. He loves to color, create, and relax! On the weekends Levon enjoys watching Netflix and Puppy Dog Pals while snuggling under a blanket with someone he loves. Levon is over the moon for cereal. His favorit.......View More
Meet the terrific trio of Tyler, Jay, and Eddie! These brothers are a sibling group you definitely want to meet. They will keep you on your toes with their many interests and engaging personalities. Tyler is an attentive big brother and is often protective of his two younger siblings. Tyler likes to draw, has many friends and is in the 6th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Tyler is passionate about cars and hopes to play for the NBA someday. He has a great deal to offer and he has a good sense of humor. Jay .......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