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
Brian is an outgoing, creative, and sweet little boy. He has black hair, brown eyes, and a great big smile. Brian is an artistic and spirited boy who has a thirst for knowledge and loves to enjoy life. He loves playing with his brother, Ethan and has a great relationship with him. Brian’s favorite color is black and some of his favorite foods include watermelon, vegetables, and plain waffles. He also likes watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Lego Batman. Brian loves school; he enjoys counting and has a great interest in math and.......View More
These two sisters are looking to join your family! They are a little bit shy when they first meet someone, but having one another helps them to feel comfortable. The girls enjoy playing board games together, specifically Life and Monopoly, and absolutely love spending time outside together. Brooke is the protective older sister. She enjoys playing recreational volleyball and softball. You can often find her reading in her spare time. Her favorite activity to do with a family is to go hiking and after a hike outside, she loves.......View More
Nevaeh is an intelligent and creative girl who is shy and often described as preoccupied with her thoughts. She likes having a “calm down” room because it is unobtrusive and a safe place to process her thoughts and feelings. Once she gets through her morning routine, her personality begins to shine through. One area in which her creativity is brought to the forefront is through weekly participation in a local Broadway Cabaret theater group for children. Although she enjoys visits with her siblings, she is searching for her niche .......View More
Zymere is an engaging, thoughtful young man. He has big dreams for himself. When Zymere grows up, he wants to be a writer. He’s already started his career by writing and binding his first book. He enjoys school and prides himself on being a good student and getting good grades. In his spare time, Zymere loves to read, watch cartoons, and play sports. He is involved in basketball and track. Zymere makes friends easily and has deep relationships with those that he trusts. Zymere is a resilient young man and is making exceptional pr.......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