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
Kenzie is a beautiful, young girl with a cheerful disposition, medium brown hair and deep brown eyes. Kenzie is very lively, quite lovable and affectionate, with a happy, upbeat personality. Her spunky personality makes her very resilient and she enjoys talking with others and developing relationships. She makes friends easily and gets along well with other children. She also likes to play outside, swim, and go to the park. Kenzie is creative and enjoys doing art projects. She is proud of her drawings. Kenzie likes to play w.......View More
Jacob is a kind, smart, and creative boy. He is quiet at times, but has a big heart. He enjoys being a good helper and listener. Jacob’s favorite activities include creative writing, arts and crafts, swimming, dancing, and riding a bike. Jacob has a passion for learning and wants to be a teacher when he grows up. He LOVES teaching his little brother new things and makes sure that he is taken care of. His three greatest wishes are: to freeze time, own a tablet with headphones, and no longer be in foster care. He sometimes wishes h.......View More
Joe and Luke are special boys waiting for a permanent family. Joe is happy and energetic with a natural athletic ability. He loves sports and enjoys being outside. He is described as helpful, loving, and affectionate. Joe has strong social skills and gets along well with his peers. He loves Pokémon and is very proud of his Pokémon card collection. Luke is an adorable, sweet boy who tends to be quiet and reserved until he gets to know you. Then he warms up quickly. He is described as friendly and kind, and is maki.......View More
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
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