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 too. I like to stay active, both physically and mentally. I also enjoy listening to music and when others read to me. I particip.......View More
Meet the dynamic duo of Gavin and Brad! Big brother Gavin is quiet and a little shy, but enjoys one-on-one time with adults. He likes Power Rangers, Paw Patrol, coloring, and building with Lego blocks. Those who know him well describe him as a sweet child. He is doing well in school. Next up is Brad, who’s also described as a friendly and sweet child. He loves Minions, Blues Clues, and SpongeBob Squarepants. Like his brother, he also enjoys building things with Lego blocks. He especially likes to sit on your lap and have.......View More
Meet Vanessa and Lillian! Vanessa is a friendly and intelligent young girl. She enjoys reading books especially the Twilight series. Vanessa enjoys using her artistic skills to create beautiful pictures. Her favorite singer is Post Malone and her favorite subject is math. She is not a picky eater and likes eating rice, apples, subs and strawberries. Her favorite holiday is Christmas. When describing what a family means to her she stated, “A family are people who will trust, respect and care for me, and who will give me new exp.......View More
Zylon is a very intelligent young man. He enjoys playing chess. Another one of his favorite activities is saying and figuring out riddles. His faith is important to him and he likes engaging in religious activities. Zylon reads his Bible daily and enjoys attending church. Zaymelia is a bit shy until she gets to know you. She is very helpful around the home and believes in family time. She is very family oriented and family focused. Zaymelia enjoys school, going to the beach, drawing pictures, and dancing. Attending church.......View More
Meet Alexis! She is a sassy teenager with an electrifying singing voice that can illuminate any room. Alexis enjoys listening to current Hip Hop and R&B music. Her favorite artists are Beyoncé, Lil Mix, and Chris Brown. In her spare time, Alexis enjoys braiding and styling her hair, watching television, dancing, and surfing the web on her cell phone. Alexis is a very active young lady; she participates in volleyball and basketball during the school year. Alexis is described as “helpful” by her current foster parent and she keeps her r.......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