Steven, the oldest of this sibling group, is a handsome and smart young man. He is aware of his surroundings and what is transpiring with his case. He likes to be in the know and ask questions. Steven prefers to be told the truth, however, when he does not like the truth he will shut down, but eventually comes around and speaks about his feelings. Steven enjoys playing basketball and is on a recreational team. Steven has stated he wants a family who is active and will allow him to play sports. Stephanie, the middle child, is a.......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
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
Aubrey is a shy and quiet young lady who likes to take her time getting to know new people. She enjoys having time to herself, and she spends her free time coloring or watching television. Aubrey’s favorite things about school are her English class and participating in the NROTC program . Alexis is a talkative and outgoing young girl who is described as being a social butterfly in school where she has many best friends. Her favorite subjects are Reading and Gym. Alexis enjoys watching television and playing games with her.......View More
Dhanayah is an intelligent and quiet young lady. Dhanayah is very creative and artistic. She loves to draw and enjoys making “storybooks” and scrapbooks. Dhanayah cares deeply for her siblings, but often becomes very emotional, as she feels like she is responsible for their well-being. Some of her current favorite activities include going to school, riding horses, and learning about Amazonian animals. If Dhanayah could do anything in the future, she would like to become a Marine Biologist or she would like to adopt all of the unw.......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