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
Julie is an adorable young girl who has brown hair, brown eyes, and a bright smile. She is full of energy and enjoys playing with other children. She loves playing outside whenever possible, and also likes coloring, drawing, and doing all kinds of arts and crafts projects. Julie is smart and inquisitive and loves learning new games to play. She thrives on individual attention and her favorite food is pizza. Julian is a sweet little boy who has brown hair and brown eyes. Initially quiet and shy, he warms up easily as he gets to.......View More
Elsa looks forward to becoming so many things: a dancer, a gymnast, cheerleader, basketball player, artist, hair dresser, author, illustrator, and the list goes on. Elsa enjoys coloring, dancing, cooking, playing outside or being on her tablet. She, also, enjoys having her hair and nails done. She is eloquent, charming, pleasant, engaging, and articulate. When she opens up to you and begins talking she will capture your attention and your heart. Elsa likes going to school and being social as well as continuing to improve in.......View More
Alize is a smart, inquisitive young lady who is considerate and respectful and enjoys helping other people. She is very nurturing with young children and hopes to one day become a pediatrician. Alize enjoys playing games, playing with dolls, and going swimming. She hopes to participate on a school swim team some day. Alize likes playing and interacting with other children. In fact during the summer, she attended a camp where she met many new friends. Katonna is an enthusiastic, playful, and friendly girl who enjoys playin.......View More
Shawn is somewhat quiet when first meeting others, but it doesn't take long for him to warm up and show his friendly, personable side. He's an athlete who is currently a linebacker on his school's football team. In his free time, Shawn likes to keep up with social media, watch DC Comics movies, take walks, play video games, and hang out at the skate park with his friends. He admitted that he can be messy at times, but he has no trouble cleaning up when he needs to. He likes to be treated respectfully and prefers when a.......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