Meet two brothers, James and Jalen, ready to add some spice to your family’s life! OIder brother James 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 animals seems .......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 with his Roblox. 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 exper.......View More
Hi I’m Emily, I am in the 10th grade for the 2020-2021 school year and my favorite classes are math, reading and history. I consider myself to be a tomboy and I love lasagna! Some of my favorite ways to spend my time are playing Minecraft and drawing. I also like to write songs and sing. I am very artistic and creative and also spend time drawing and coloring. I love all kinds of animals and my favorite season is summer because I love to swim! I am open to all different types of families but would thrive in a family where they p.......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
Meet this duo, ready to charm! Deacon is a talkative and outgoing older brother who loves to write and to use his imagination to tell vivid stories that tell you about his experiences and interests. He has even said he wants to be a writer when he grows up, and this is a realistic dream! He's very curious and when he finds something that interests him, he learns as much as he can about that subject, and will tell you all that he knows. He really likes chicken nuggets and pop tarts. He has a take-charge approach to activities.......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