Nazmire is a young man who is able to communicate with facial expressions and vocalizations. Though he is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is non-verbal, he recognizes and responds to his name. Nazmire smiles when spoken to directly and laughs spontaneously. Determinedly, he uses a walker with assistance. Nazmire loves to eat and had been eating finely chopped food, but now is receiving his nutrition through a g-tube. He enjoys the company of others and listening to music. Nazmire participates in social and recreational activities an.......View More
Antonio is an energetic, creative, and affectionate young boy. When he gets excited, he likes doing somersaults around the living room. His favorite activities include playing with his toy cars, exploring outside, playing sports, and inventing new games to play. Antonio is a good sleeper and eater. He completes his chores and follows directions well. Andrew is a funny and active little boy, who enjoys going to the park, watching Paw Patrol, coloring, and playing Xbox. He is a social, yet independent child. He loves playin.......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 with he.......View More
Jackie is an intelligent, outgoing, and friendly girl. Quite the girly-girl, she loves styling hair and doing make-up. In fact, she wants to be a cosmetologist when she grows up. Jackie also likes singing and dancing; she is also considering careers as a performance artist or ballerina. Jackie is a good student and enjoys going to school. Her favorite foods include stuffed shells and Junior Mints; her favorite colors are red and baby blue. Jackie loves spending time with her younger brother, Steven. Steven is a likeable .......View More
These four are a fun group of kids who are looking to join your family! Cole is the most outgoing of the group, with his sisters being a little bit more on the shy side when they first meet someone. However, they all enjoy playing board games together, specifically Life and Monopoly, and absolutely love spending time outside. Brooke is the protective older sister. She enjoys playing recreational volleyball and softball. You can often find her reading in her spare time. Her favorite activity to do with a family is to go hi.......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