Henry is a very happy and curious little boy who has light brown hair, blue eyes, and is often seen with a smile on his face. Henry has been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum and receives support in school. He is nonverbal, but will repeat one syllable words. If Henry needs something, he will take your hand and lead you to what he wants. He understands rules, limitations, and follows directions. Henry’s foster mother describes him as intelligent, loving, caring, and very gentle. She says he enjoys eating and will try all different fo.......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
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
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
Dharma is a personable and friendly young girl. She enjoys going to the park, playing with dolls, and playing with her siblings. She likes helping with chores around the home and is especially fond of taking care of her younger siblings. Dharma enjoys school and is thriving with the additional educational support. Dharma has a strong relationship with her birth mother and thinks the world of her. Zoe is a shy little girl. She enjoys helping with chores, playing outside, playing with dolls, and playing “teacher” with her s.......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