Ricky is a sweet, loving, and helpful young boy who loves technology. In school, he is working hard and learning how to become a better reader. He responds well to being in a structured environment and loves being praised, especially with stickers. Ricky is learning how to swim and loves to be in the pool. He also likes crafts and Monster High toys. Ricky is looking forward to finding his forever family. Shayla is an adorable little girl who loves to dance. She just started ballet classes and loves them! She is shy at fir.......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
This adorable sibling group is comprised of five children: Jimmy, Taylor, Stephanie, Diane, and Brad. These children have a lot to offer a family: they’re all loving, kind, and currently residing in the same foster home. They’re hopeful to find a family willing to provide permanency to all five of them. Jimmy is the oldest child in the sibling group and is quiet. His focus is on family and he tends to be protective of his siblings and other extended family members. He enjoys sports, his favorite being football. He enjoys play.......View More
Tajinae is a young lady who can be shy when first meeting new people. She will be more open as she begins to feel comfortable with the new relationship. She has a strong personality and if she believes she is accurate with information, she will defend her position. She also likes to follow the latest fashion trends. Tajinae likes to write her thoughts and feelings down in her journal, especially about how she misses the relationship she had with her biological mother. All families will be considered for Tajinae.......View More
Meet these wonderful twin brothers! “Hi, my name is Darren! I describe myself as funny, friendly, athletic, and shy. I love to play basketball. My favorite basketball team is the Chicago Bulls. I'm also pretty artistic. I like to spend my downtime drawing or playing video games. Something my brother and I love doing together is riding dirt bikes. My favorite food is ice cream. “Hi, my name is Aaron! I describe myself as happy, smart, and fun. I can be pretty quiet sometimes. I'm very active and love to play .......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