Do you enjoy eating breakfast for dinner? If so, Ardel is the kid for you! He loves all breakfast foods and he is not a picky eater. Ardel loves food so much you can say that he is on a “see food” diet! He will eat any kind of food you give him. Besides Ardel’s growing appetite, some of his favorite activities are playing outside, playing basketball, tag, jumping on trampolines, and swimming. When asked, “What are some great things you like about yourself,” Ardel exclaimed, “I have a good heart. I’m good at making friends.......View More
Hello, my name is Nazmire. I am not quite like other teens my age. I communicate with my facial expressions and unique vocalization sounds. I consider myself to be a loving, humble, kind-hearted person. I am very easy going and usually amused by anything. I smile really big when spoken to directly and was told I have a beautiful laugh. I have a ton of energy and enjoy going outside for walks, when I am able too. I like to stay active, both physically and mentally. I also enjoy listening to music and when others read to me. I particip.......View More
Meet the terrific trio of Tyler, Jay, and Eddie! These brothers are a sibling group you definitely want to meet. They will keep you on your toes with their many interests and engaging personalities. Tyler is an attentive big brother and is often protective of his two younger siblings. Tyler likes to draw, has many friends and is in the 6th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Tyler is passionate about cars and hopes to play for the NBA someday. He has a great deal to offer and he has a good sense of humor. Jay .......View More
Meet Vanessa and Lillian! Vanessa is a friendly and intelligent young girl. She enjoys reading books especially the Twilight series. Vanessa enjoys using her artistic skills to create beautiful pictures. Her favorite singer is Post Malone and her favorite subject is math. She is not a picky eater and likes eating rice, apples, subs and strawberries. Her favorite holiday is Christmas. When describing what a family means to Vanessa, she stated, “A family are people who will trust, respect and care for me, and who w.......View More
Zylon is a very intelligent young man. He enjoys playing chess. Another one of his favorite activities is saying and figuring out riddles. His faith is important to him and he likes engaging in religious activities. Zylon reads his Bible daily and enjoys attending church. Zaymelia is a bit shy until she gets to know you. She is very helpful around the home and believes in family time. She is very family oriented and family focused. Zaymelia enjoys school, going to the beach, drawing pictures, and dancing. Attending church.......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