Jahiem is a creative young man with a lovable personality. He enjoys coloring, building, and drawing. He uses songs to make people happy; he is known to create songs on the spot to get you to smile or cheer up. And yes, Jahiem is one of those kids who will say the funniest things. He often pretends he was not trying to make you laugh as he skips away. Like most children, Jahiem is active and he loves running, jumping, climbing, and overall being free to play. Jahiem is a leader and likes showing his peers things he knows how to d.......View More
This adorable sibling group is comprised of five children: Jimmy, Taylor, Stephanie, Diane, and Brad. These children have a lot to offer a family: they’re all loving, kind, and currently residing in the same foster home. They’re hopeful to find a family willing to provide permanency to all five of them. Jimmy is the oldest child in the sibling group and is quiet. His focus is on family and he tends to be protective of his siblings and other extended family members. He enjoys sports, his favorite being football. He enjoys play.......View More
Meet Charlie and Emmett, brothers who are looking for a forever family… could that be you? Charlie is quiet and friendly. He enjoys drawing, playing video games, and spending time outside; as a matter of fact, his favorite activities are skateboarding, riding his bike, and walking. He likes rap music, particularly Montana and Eminem. When asked what his favorite food was, he said “ice cream, but I don’t have a favorite flavor, as I enjoy any kind of ice cream.” He’s in regular education and attends a technical school where he .......View More
Alice is a delightful girl who has a vibrant personality which comes shining through as she gets to know you. She is soft-spoken yet outspoken about how she feels about certain things. And people who know her learn quickly she will not hesitate to share her thoughts on a particular subject or topic. Alice is very intelligent and enjoys school, where she is a good student and her favorite subject is social studies. Although she tries her best in all school subjects, her least favorite subject is math. When she has time to play she love.......View More
Kerrianne, Breanna, Kevin, Michael, Ella, and Hannah make up this ‘Super Six Sibling Group’. They are loving, smart, polite, intelligent, and caring kids. Kerrianne recently started high school and is eager to get involved in theater and singing. She describes herself as, “a talented singer and very unique." Breanna is a sweet young lady with a strong personality. She said, “I like to dance and I like to draw." With the extra guidance and support that Breanna receives in school, both therapeutically and academi.......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