Joey and Bryan are two wonderful brothers. Joey is a happy child who will not hesitate to give you a big smile upon first meeting. Joey likes to play video games and aspires to be a game developer in the future. He enjoys a variety of foods and would be happy to share a meal with you. Joey is a seventh grade student who has made good progress. He advanced two years in academic levels during the past school year. He transitioned at the beginning of the school year to the local middle school due to his academic and behavioral .......View More
Hunter is a very happy and curious little boy who has light brown hair, blue eyes, and is often seen with a smile on his face. Hunter has been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum and receives support in school. He is nonverbal, but will repeat one syllable words. If Hunter needs something, he will take your hand and lead you to what he wants. He understands rules, limitations, and follows directions. Hunter’s foster mother describes him as intelligent, loving, caring, and very gentle. She says he enjoys eating and will try all dif.......View More
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
Dharma is a personable and friendly young girl. She enjoys going to the park, playing with dolls, and playing with her siblings. She likes helping with chores around the home and is especially fond of taking care of her younger siblings. Dharma enjoys school and is thriving with the additional educational support. Dharma has a strong relationship with her birth mother and thinks the world of her. Zoe is a shy little girl. She enjoys helping with chores, playing outside, playing with dolls, and playing “teacher” with her s.......View More
Brian is an outgoing, creative, and sweet little boy. He has black hair, brown eyes, and a great big smile. Brian is an artistic and spirited boy who has a thirst for knowledge and loves to enjoy life. He loves playing with his brother, Ethan and has a great relationship with him. Brian’s favorite color is black and some of his favorite foods include watermelon, vegetables, and plain waffles. He also likes watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Lego Batman. Brian loves school; he enjoys counting and has a great interest in math and.......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