Shark is a polite young man who always has a smile on his face. He enjoys playing “Just Dance” and “Minecraft” video games. He likes all sports, such as football, basketball, and dodgeball. You can find him eating his favorite foods which include pizza, chicken, hot chicken wings, and homemade chicken noodle soup. He also enjoys macaroni and cheese and greens. He loves animals, especially dogs. He also likes snakes, iguanas, lizards, and “any reptile or amphibian.” Shark enjoys making new friends at school. Noneyu is an activ.......View More
Funny, happy, energetic, friendly, and adventurous. All of these words embody Samantha. She is a talkative and personable girl and enjoys greeting her favorite people with hugs. Samantha’s favorite food is a hot dog with ketchup and mustard and her favorite colors are pink and purple. In her free time, you can find Samantha curled up with a book or playing Minecraft. She has a strong desire to exceed in school and loves showing others when she does well on a test. Samantha requires some assistance with school work in order to achieve .......View More
Devon is happy to play independently with cars, trucks, and toy sharks. He is described as being a curious kid. He loves to tinker; he is pretty good at taking intricate items apart and putting them back together. He is energetic and does really well in a community activity where he can get his sillies out! An individual sport would be more suitable for Devon’s interest such as gymnastics. Andy loves to watch SpongeBob and any kind of animated movies. He is really in to watching YouTube videos of Minecraft, but Andy doesn’t.......View More
Allyson is a quiet young lady enjoying her first year of high school. So far this year, she is proud to announce that she is a straight A student. Allyson is shy until she gets to know you, then she can be quite out-going! Allyson has expressed interest in wanting to join a soccer team this spring. She would also like to try out hip-hop dance or musical theater. She loves spending time on her IPod chatting with friends. Allyson isn’t a picky eater and enjoys most foods. You won’t catch her eating radishes or bacon pizza though! .......View More
Meet Betty and Bobby whom are two, healthy, friendly, and intelligent children. Betty is a stylish, young lady who always strives to look her best. Betty is resourceful and independent. She can be guarded upon first meeting her, but when she gets to know you she is very open and pleasant. Betty is good at understanding new technology, especially, computers and smart phones. She is taking regular classes at school and is doing very well. Betty likes to play board games, and sports, especially, swimming. Bobby i.......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