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. 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 do. When they m.......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
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
Murphy is an intelligent young man who is also very shy and sensitive. He is an excellent student in school and his favorite class is science. In fact, he wants to be a chemist when he grows up. Murphy loves watching movies, especially Japanese Anime. He also likes playing Pokémon, video games, and reading Harry Potter books. Murphy loves the beach. If he could travel anywhere, it would be to North Carolina because he feels the ocean is more blue there than any other beaches. Some of Murphy’s favorite foods include hamburgers, spaghet.......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