Meet Milan! She is an energetic and polite young girl with a contagious smile. She enjoys music and dancing, and even dreams of being a rapper one day. She has already written her own raps and beats! She loves to read – especially Judy Moody – and enjoys all sports. She likes playing pickup basketball, and participated on a track team last year, as well as being interested in gymnastics! Ja’hiyah is a sweet but feisty young girl with a beautiful smile. She is a little slow to warm up to people, but once she does, she.......View More
Meet the dynamic duo of Samantha and Adam! Samantha is an exciting young girl who enjoys coloring, especially unicorns! If you ask Samantha what her favorite television show is, she’ll tell you it is My Little Pony. Her favorite characters are all of the ponies, and Spike! She also loves horses. Samantha likes doing arts and crafts and is eager to find her forever family. Adam is laid back and loves to watch movies or play videogames on his tablet. He has been playing games to help him with word recognition and m.......View More
Allie is a smart, outgoing, and helpful young lady. She loves helping others and is studying nursing at a technical school in order to pursue a career in working with the older population. She is a very neat and organized person. She has a close bond with her sister and always looks out for her. Allie enjoys hanging out with her friends and making Tik Tok dance videos on the internet. Her favorite food is pizza and she is not a picky eater. She always strives to become a better person and help others. She enjoys being on her phone, pl.......View More
Annabell and Mia are truly the meaning of the yin and yang of sisters. They are very different from each other but fit perfectly together. Annabell and Mia are kindhearted and sweet girls, who have a typical sister relationship. One minute they love each other and the next they need a break from one another. Annabell and Mia have evolved and grown with learning to love school and all that comes with it. Annabell and Mia are very resilient and have overcome many hurdles and strive to keep on the upward path they are on. .......View More
It is a pleasure to introduce the dynamic duo: a sibling group of two girls. Nora is a content, sweet, and pleasant young girl. She has an easy to please demeanor and loves being social. Her favorite activities include playing with balls and being outside. Just like her sister, she is very family oriented and loves to be included in daily activities. Nora has a passion for music and gets quite excited when her favorite songs come on. She also loves anything soft, especially cozy blankets. Nora is able to communicate effective.......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