Meet Alex, Danny, and Sam! This terrific trio is looking forward to finding their forever family! Alex is a driven, thoughtful, and insightful young man. He enjoys playing on his high school football team, tossing the football around with his siblings, and being outdoors. Alex currently maintains a part-time job at a local grocery store and enjoys earning his own money. He attends regular education classes and has clear goals for his future, including attending vocational school to study welding or carpentry. Alex’s id.......View More
Meet two brothers, Matthew and Ryan, ready to add some spice to your family’s life! Older brother Matthew is a smart and active boy who absolutely loves to ride his bike, even in the rain! He’s also very fond of swimming and splashing around in a pool or lake. Those who know him describe him as inquisitive and say that he loves to learn how things work. He’s further described as generally very happy and pleasant. And while he’s a little quiet and shy at first, once he warms up, he loves to talk! Spending time with animal.......View More
Meet this fantastic sibling group ready to become your “instant family!” Oldest brother Timmy has a love for talking, telling stories, and using his imagination. His love of Halloween is apparent, as it’s his favorite holiday. When talking about something he loves, you can really tell how excited he is to talk about it. He’s more into hanging out on the couch watching movies and TV with someone than running around outside—though he does enjoy swimming and jumping on a trampoline! He loves watching mildly scary movies like “Hoc.......View More
Meet three brothers who will charm your socks off: Ray, Peter, and Egon! Ray is the oldest and is a quiet and polite young man who enjoys reading, especially the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series of books, as well as playing video games. He enjoys going to school and particularly enjoys language arts and science classes. People describe him as polite and well-mannered and while he interacts well with others, he also enjoys his alone time. There are many things he’s never done that most kids his age have, and he’s eager to ex.......View More
Connie participated in summer camp and enjoyed it. She is attending school in person after being virtual the majority of the school year last year. Connie is extremely helpful around the home. Kate attended summer camp this past summer and was able to make friendships. She volunteers for a local organization whose mission is to serve and support adoptive and foster care families. Kate is learning to play the cello. Kate does well academically. Kate is artistic and enjoys arts and crafts projects. Holly is a very .......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