Joe and Luke are special boys waiting for a permanent family. Joe is happy and energetic with a natural athletic ability. He loves sports and enjoys being outside. He is described as helpful, loving, and affectionate. Joe has strong social skills and gets along well with his peers. He loves Pokémon and is very proud of his Pokémon card collection. Luke is an adorable, sweet boy who tends to be quiet and reserved until he gets to know you. Then he warms up quickly. He is described as friendly and kind, and is making ne.......View More
William is a smart, outgoing, and kind boy who has dark brown eyes and wears glasses. William enjoys being active and spending time with his younger sisters. He also likes going camping and playing video games. William does very well in school and takes pride in his work. Once William finds his forever family, he would like to maintain contact with his maternal grandmother, who he visits once a month. Hailey is a sweet and loving girl who has long blonde hair and wears glasses. She enjoys doing arts and crafts and being .......View More
Meet Charlie and Emmett, brothers who are looking for a forever family… could that be you? Charlie is quiet and friendly. He enjoys drawing, playing video games, and spending time outside; as a matter of fact, his favorite activities are skateboarding, riding his bike, and walking. He likes rap music, particularly Montana and Eminem. When asked what his favorite food was, he said “ice cream, but I don’t have a favorite flavor, as I enjoy any kind of ice cream.” He’s in regular education and attends a technical school where he .......View More
Meet Kevin and Raina, a brother and sister duo you surely want to meet! Kevin and Raina are happy, playful, and affectionate siblings with a great curiosity and interest in life. They get along well with one another as well as other children, are well-mannered, and respond very well to redirection from adults. Both children enjoy helping with chores around their foster home. Kevin is a friendly, caring, and active young boy. You’ll often find him playing with cars and anything related to Pokémon. If Kevin can choose what he .......View More
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
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