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
Kenzie is a beautiful, young girl with a cheerful disposition, medium brown hair and deep brown eyes. Kenzie is very lively, quite lovable and affectionate, with a happy, upbeat personality. Her spunky personality makes her very resilient and she enjoys talking with others and developing relationships. She makes friends easily and gets along well with other children. She also likes to play outside, swim, and go to the park. Kenzie is creative and enjoys doing art projects. She is proud of her drawings. Kenzie likes to play w.......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
Ashley is a bright girl who wants to be a paramedic when she grows up. She loves watching shows on Netflix and playing soccer for her school team. Ashley says, “I play striker and I score a lot of goals.” When asked what she’s most proud of she will answer with, “My health.” She would love a traditional family who is relaxed, easy-going, and who would enjoy traveling and cooking with her and her sisters. Ashley is a fan of reptiles and has a fondness for drawing and painting different landscapes and scenes, however, she shud.......View More
Aaron is a friendly and bright boy. He loves spending time outside, playing basketball, and playing video games. His favorite classes in school are science and reading. Aaron enjoys eating Spanish food, clementines, buffalo chicken, and walking tacos. He also likes spending quiet time watching movies with his brother. Nolan is a personal boy who enjoys one on one attention. He does become bored easily and is best kept active participating in activities. Nolan loves riding his bike and would love to have 4-wheeler or dirt bike .......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