Meet Chuck and Chaze whom are twin boys that enjoy playing video games and sports such as football, basketball, golf, and tennis. Chuck aspires to be an architect when he grows up. He has a passion for building things and enjoys putting puzzles together and building structures with Legos. If Chuck could have one wish, it would be to go to Heaven. He feels church is important to him and attends on occasion. Something one could learn about Chuck from observing his bedroom is that he is a very neat and orderly young man. Chu.......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
Shawn is somewhat quiet when first meeting others, but it doesn't take long for him to warm up and show his friendly, personable side. He's an athlete who is currently a linebacker on his school's football team. In his free time, Shawn likes to keep up with social media, watch DC Comics movies, take walks, play video games, and hang out at the skate park with his friends. He admitted that he can be messy at times, but he has no trouble cleaning up when he needs to. He likes to be treated respectfully and prefers when a.......View More
Autumn is a polite and caring young girl who is beyond her years in the understanding she has of her life situation. She is a beautiful girl with brown eyes and black hair and loves to play with makeup, paint nails and enjoys being stylish. At times, Autumn will go out of her way just to do a gesture, like mopping the floors just to be nice! She does well in completing her chores and is very helpful. Autumn is well-known for her positive attitude and desire to please. Autumn likes spending time outside playing whiffle ball with he.......View More
Fiona is outgoing and friendly. Her award-winning smile will light up any room and is a great accessory to accompany the pink hair bows and dresses she likes to wear. Fiona is a girly-girl and enjoys having her hair styled and wearing her favorite colors of pink and purple. Once Fiona is dressed and ready for the day, she enjoys going outside to play. Jumping rope and going swimming are two of her favorite outdoor activities. Once Fiona works up an appetite, she enjoys taking a trip to the local Chinese food buffet, wher.......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