Madison is a sweet, active, and friendly girl who will absolutely steal your heart. She adjusts well to new situations, gets along well with others, and is helpful and great with animals. She is a loving and affectionate young girl who has a great sense of humor and is fun to spend time with. Madison has a close relationship with her sister, Claire, and she sees herself as a “good big sister.” Madison would like to be a veterinarian when she is older. Her favorite foods include buffalo wings, ham, pineapple, and tangerines. She l.......View More
LaVonda is a young girl who is shy and quiet. She likes to spend her free time doing independent activities, such as coloring, reading and watching her favorite TV show, My Little Pony. She enjoys playing outside, especially hopscotch and jumping rope. LaVonda often engages her brother to play outdoors with her. In the winter, LaVonda states that her favorite outdoor activities include making snow angels and having snowball fights with her brother. Her favorite colors are pink and purple, and her favorite food is fruit. If L.......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 activities an.......View More
Jahiem is a creative young man with a lovable personality. He enjoys coloring, building, and drawing. He uses songs to make people happy; he is known to create songs on the spot to get you to smile or cheer up. Jahiem is one of those kids who will say the funniest things. He often pretends he was not trying to make you laugh as he skips away. Like most children, Jahiem is active and he loves running, jumping, climbing, and overall being free to play. Jahiem is a leader and likes showing his peers things he knows how to do. When they m.......View More
Theresa has long brown hair and big brown eyes. She is Mexican/American, and although she does not speak Spanish, Theresa identifies with the Spanish culture through music and food. She especially loves the beat and the tempo of Spanish music and her favorite Mexican dish is tamales. Theresa also enjoys dancing and she even participated and won a dance contest in her middle school. Christianity and religion are very important to Theresa and something she wants to continue to explore. Theresa says she has a laid-back personal.......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