Meet this charming sibling pair! Jenna is a friendly and outgoing young woman with blonde hair and blue eyes. She enjoys doing arts and crafts projects such as sewing, as well as playing outside, reading, and riding her bicycle. Jenna also likes experimenting with make-up and painting her fingernails. She loves attending school where she earns A’s and B’s in her classes and gets along well with her classmates. Jenna also likes singing in her school chorus. Brayden is a young boy with brown hair and brown eyes. He.......View More
Amanda, Caleb, and Ronnie are a wonderful sibling group who know the importance of family. Each child has a unique personality and interests, but they all share a strong bond with one another. Although they don’t live together right now, they see each other every week and this is a highlight of the week for each of the siblings. Amanda is a spunky and outgoing girl, and a very caring older sister to Caleb and Ronnie; always looking out for them. Amanda loves being outside playing, camping, or swimming. She is very helpfu.......View More
Henry is a friendly and kind young boy, who can be reserved initially when meeting new people; however, it doesn't take long for him to warm up and start a conversation. Henry performs on grade-level in school and enjoys attending his classes. He has stated that although he enjoys school, he doesn’t like when other students are mean or use bad language. Henry is intuitive, loving, sensitive, and caring. Likewise, he is described as a helper and will often ask his foster family if they need help with cooking or cleaning. Henry loves pl.......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
“Hi! I am Elizabeth and I have a little brother Josh. In September, Josh came to live with me in my foster home. This is exciting because I never lived with my brother before…EVER! So far it’s been great. I love my brother a lot and I don’t really like being without him. He’s very cuddly and very funny. We are both bookworms. I am thinking he will soon be old enough for me to introduce him to my favorite series: Harry Potter. Josh has shared with me that he doesn’t like Harry Potter at this point, but I am trying to bring him to .......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