William is a smart, outgoing, and kind boy who has dark brown eyes and wears glasses. William enjoys being active and spending time with his younger sisters. He also likes going camping and playing video games. William does very well in school and takes pride in his work. Once William finds his forever family, he would like to maintain contact with his maternal grandmother, who he visits once a month. Hailey is a sweet and loving girl who has long blonde hair and wears glasses. She enjoys doing arts and crafts and being .......View More
Journey is a quiet, yet out-going young lady. She is shy when she first meets people, but then she is able to open up. Journey has a love for basketball and is passionate for playing the sport. Journey loves eating chicken wings, hoagies, chicken salad and strawberries. She hates bacon pizza! One day, Journey would love to learn how to French braid hair. Brooke is a sassy, young lady with blue eyes and blonde hair. She isn’t afraid to tell you her opinion or what she wants. Brooke’s favorite food is cheesy shell noodles. .......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
Jackie is an intelligent, outgoing, and friendly girl. Quite the girly-girl, she loves styling hair and doing make-up. In fact, she wants to be a cosmetologist when she grows up. Jackie also likes singing and dancing; she is also considering careers as a performance artist or ballerina. Jackie is a good student and enjoys going to school. Her favorite foods include stuffed shells and Junior Mints; her favorite colors are red and baby blue. Jackie loves spending time with her younger brother, Steven. Steven is a likeable .......View More
Meet these two brothers, Ryan and Mark, who are sweet, smart, and kind-hearted! Ryan is a nice young man, who loves to play with Lego’s, but give him a computer or video game and he is as happy as can be. Although Ryan is on the autism spectrum, he does not let that hold him back as he continues to show progress with social skills with the assistance he receives at school. He has been on the principal’s list for excellent academics and behavior. Ryan shows a positive ability to form connections with people with in his life, b.......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