Nick is a sweet, loving and caring boy. He is very bright and puts his best effort into his schoolwork, with his favorite subject being mathematics. He is a fast learner and always eager to learn or try new things. Nick enjoys playing outside, building with Legos, playing video games, and doing arts and craft activities. He gets along with children of all ages and is very respectful toward adults. He is eager to try new foods and is proud of himself when he finds new things he enjoys. Nick has a strong connection with his biological f.......View More
Hello, my name is Nazmire. I am not quite like other teens my age. I communicate with my facial expressions and unique vocalization sounds. I consider myself to be a loving, humble, kind-hearted person. I am very easy going and usually amused by anything. I smile really big when spoken to directly and was told I have a beautiful laugh. I have a ton of energy and enjoy going outside for walks, when I am able to. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time in the day room and gym with my peers, sister, and other adults. I a.......View More
Meet Kate and Bubba! Kate is an absolute sweetheart who would like people to know that she is a good person and anytime someone needs help, she is always willing to be there. She would love to either be a singer or work with animals when she grows up. Kate’s favorite subjects in school are social studies and science. School is very important to her and she is most proud of her grades as she works very hard to get all A’s on her tests. Her favorite holidays are Christmas and Easter because she enjoys spending time with fam.......View More
Meet David, the next soccer star! David is a quiet and reserved boy who enjoys being active and outside. David's favorite thing to do is play soccer, alone or with friends. He recently obtained a new soccer ball and carries it with him everywhere! David also enjoys playing with all his trucks and cars and would love to show off his impressive collection. His favorite one is probably his race car. David enjoys eating Uncrustables and his favorite snack is either Oreos or potato chips. David would do best in a home that thrives.......View More
You remember the Three Musketeers? Well, check out these brothers who will charm your socks off! First up is Blaze, whose favorite television show is… “Blaze and the Monster Machines,” on Nickelodeon, but he also likes the Disney movie “Cars.” He’s described as a friendly, talkative, and helpful young man who loves to swim and ride his bike. He also likes playing videogames and some of his favorites are Big Game Hunter and Tony Hawk’s skateboarding games. Favorite food, you ask? Indian corn stew. Next up is youn.......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