Murphy is an intelligent young man who is also very shy and sensitive. He is an excellent student in school and his favorite class is science. In fact, he wants to be a chemist when he grows up. Murphy loves watching movies, especially Japanese Anime. He also likes playing Pokémon, video games, and reading Harry Potter books. Murphy loves the beach. If he could travel anywhere, it would be to North Carolina because he feels the ocean is more blue there than any other beaches. Some of Murphy’s favorite foods include hamburgers, spaghet.......View More
Alice is a delightful girl who has a vibrant personality which comes shining through as she gets to know you. She is soft-spoken yet outspoken about how she feels about certain things. And people who know her learn quickly she will not hesitate to share her thoughts on a particular subject or topic. Alice is very intelligent and enjoys school, where she is a good student and her favorite subject is social studies. Although she tries her best in all school subjects, her least favorite subject is math. When she has time to play she love.......View More
Meet the wonderful brother-sister team of Cameron and Chloe! Cameron is the handsome and friendly older brother who loves the colors black and white and wants to be a policeman when he grows up. His favorite sport is football; in fact, he can’t wait to begin playing flag football later this fall! He also really loves playing with toy cars, playing card games, and playing video games on his tablet or DS. He recently learned how to ride a bike and has been tearing it up! He’s not a picky eater… some of his favorite food.......View More
Autumn is a polite and caring young girl who is beyond her years in the understanding she has of her life situation. She is a beautiful girl with brown eyes and black hair and loves to play with makeup, paint nails and enjoys being stylish. At times, Autumn will go out of her way just to do a gesture, like mopping the floors just to be nice! She does well in completing her chores and is very helpful. Autumn is well-known for her positive attitude and desire to please. Autumn likes spending time outside playing whiffle ball wi.......View More
The oldest is Billy. He is school-aged. Although he has some struggles with school, due to moving to a few different ones recently, he is still right on track. He likes to learn math and play at recess. Billy is very athletic and loves to play sports outside. Pat is his biggest fan and wants to be just like his older brother. Billy is still learning that balance between his independence and following the rules, but he is consistently trying to improve himself. He is very honest and will admit to his mistakes when they occur. .......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