Steven charms others with his quiet personality. Once he gets to know you, you'll see his outgoing side. He loves sports, especially basketball. When Steven is not playing basketball he enjoys playing football, watching movies like The Adventures, and reading the Percy Jackson series. He recently tried bowling and had a great time. Steven tends to look out for his little sister. Sierra quickly wins you over with her big smile and curious nature. She is very loving and helpful; she is always ready to lend a helping hand. .......View More
Penelope has a smile that can light up a room. She is quiet at first, but give her a few minutes to warm up and her bubbly personality comes shining through. Penelope loves helping out around the house. She will help out with the dishes, cooking dinner, and setting a table. Penelope likes to be outside and play tag with her friends. She also likes her quiet time where she can just sit and read a book or watch her favorite TV show, SpongeBob Squarepants. Penelope would love to become a dentist when she is older and would like a fa.......View More
Hunter 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. Hunter has been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum and receives support in school. He is nonverbal, but will repeat one syllable words. If Hunter needs something, he will take your hand and lead you to what he wants. He understands rules, limitations, and follows directions. Hunter’s foster mother describes him as intelligent, loving, caring, and very gentle. She says he enjoys eating and will try all differen.......View More
This adorable sibling group is comprised of four children: Taylor, Stephanie, Diane, and Brad. These children have a lot to offer a family. For example, 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 four of them while maintaining contact with their older brother. Taylor enjoys track and field, drawing, swimming, shopping, watching TV, and playing around on her cell phone and tablet computer. She hopes to become a veterin.......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