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
Dharma is a personable and friendly young girl. She enjoys going to the park, playing with dolls, and playing with her siblings. She likes helping with chores around the home and is especially fond of taking care of her younger siblings. Dharma enjoys school and is thriving with the additional educational support. Dharma has a strong relationship with her birth mother and thinks the world of her. Zoe is a shy little girl. She enjoys helping with chores, playing outside, playing with dolls, and playing “teacher” with her s.......View More
Zymere is an engaging, thoughtful young man. He has big dreams for himself. When Zymere grows up, he wants to be a writer. He’s already started his career by writing and binding his first book. He enjoys school and prides himself on being a good student and getting good grades. In his spare time, Zymere loves to read, watch cartoons, and play sports. He is involved in basketball and track. Zymere makes friends easily and has deep relationships with those that he trusts. Zymere is a resilient young man and is making exceptional pr.......View More
Meet Kevin and Raina, a brother and sister duo you surely want to meet! Kevin and Raina are happy, playful, and affectionate siblings with a great curiosity and interest in life. They get along well with one another as well as other children, are well-mannered, and respond very well to redirection from adults. Both children enjoy helping with chores around their foster home. Kevin is a friendly, caring, and active young boy. You’ll often find him playing with cars and anything related to Pokémon. If Kevin can choose what he .......View More
Jasmine is a very reserved, independent, teenage girl who enjoys listening to all types of music except country. Not only does she enjoy listening to music, but she loves writing her own music. Jasmine loves watching old movies, and one of her all-time favorite movie is “The Breakfast Club.” Her favorite food is pizza, but don’t try and give her any cabbage. She would yell, “Yuck!!” Jasmine dreams of spending time in Brazil and traveling the world. Robert is an active child who enjoys sports particularly baseball and bas.......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