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
Michaela is a bright, energetic, and outgoing girl. She has a passion for music and dancing and really likes showing off her moves to the Kidz Bop YouTube playlist all day. She, also, shines like a star on the stage at her dance recitals. When she is not dancing or listening to music, Michaela enjoys spending time watching television shows and movies on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Michaela enjoys spending time with her two younger siblings, Miguel and Mia. Miguel is an active, assertive, and sensitive boy. He has .......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 dif.......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
“My name is Jacob and I love to play video games, especially, on my Xbox. I have been on student council in my school. I am really proud that I am reading above my grade level. I have a really good relationship with my sister, but I wouldn’t be upset if we didn’t live together. I want to live in a home that doesn’t have weird chores. I don’t mind cleaning my room or taking out the trash, but cleaning the trash can is a chore I don’t want to do. I want to live in a house where it is possible that I can have my own room. I w.......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