Tia is a pretty and energetic young lady with an engaging smile and cheerful personality. She has a positive sense of self and takes pride in helping others. Tia can be quiet and shy but is friendly as you get to know her. She has good leadership qualities and likes dressing in the latest fashions. Tia enjoys listening to hip hop music, dancing, singing, watching movies, playing computer games and socializing with her friends. Tia also likes playing sports and is on the school basketball team. When she grows up, Tia would like t.......View More
Savannah is a sweet girl who is shy when first meeting new people. She loves school and works hard to earn good grades. She benefits from an IEP, which has greatly assisted her academic progress. She has many friends and gets along easily with others. She loves playing board games, playing with her Barbie dolls, and going swimming. Her favorite foods include pizza, spaghetti, and macaroni and cheese. Juan is a smart and articulate little boy who warms up easily to new people. He does well academically and has progressed s.......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 activiti.......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
Dayton and Jared are adorable and lovable brothers. They have a strong sibling bond and very much want to be adopted together in the same home. Dayton is a good student who enjoys reading and collecting seashells, which he really enjoyed on a recent vacation to the beach with his foster family. This was his first beach trip and he had a wonderful experience. He also enjoys playing outside and hiking in the woods. He takes pride in his belongings and enjoys keeping his room tidy. Jared is also a smart boy who does wel.......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