This adorable sibling group is comprised of five children: Jimmy, Taylor, Stephanie, Diane, and Brad. These children have a lot to offer a family: 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 five of them. Jimmy is the oldest child in the sibling group and is quiet. His focus is on family and he tends to be protective of his siblings and other extended family members. He enjoys sports, his favorite being football. He enjoys play.......View More
Murphy is an intelligent young man who is also very shy and sensitive. He is an excellent student in school and his favorite class is science. In fact, he wants to be a chemist when he grows up. Murphy loves watching movies, especially Japanese Anime. He also likes playing Pokémon, video games, and reading Harry Potter books. Murphy loves the beach. If he could travel anywhere, it would be to North Carolina because he feels the ocean is more blue there than any other beaches. Some of Murphy’s favorite foods include hamburgers, spaghet.......View More
Jacob is a kind, smart, and creative boy. He is quiet at times, but has a big heart. He enjoys being a good helper and listener. Jacob’s favorite activities include creative writing, arts and crafts, swimming, dancing, and riding a bike. Jacob has a passion for learning and wants to be a teacher when he grows up. He LOVES teaching his little brother new things and makes sure that he is taken care of. His three greatest wishes are: to freeze time, own a tablet with headphones, and no longer be in foster care. He sometimes wishes h.......View More
Nazmire is a young man who is able to communicate with facial expressions and vocalizations. Though he is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is non-verbal, he recognizes and responds to his name. Nazmire smiles when spoken to directly and laughs spontaneously. Determinedly, he uses a walker with assistance. Nazmire loves to eat and had been eating finely chopped food, but now is receiving his nutrition through a g-tube. He enjoys the company of others and listening to music. Nazmire participates in social and recreational activities an.......View More
Ariel, Giselle, and Jasmine are three adorable sisters in need of permanency. Ariel, the oldest of the trio, is quite the helper in the home. She loves learning to cook and will assist with chores without being asked. Ariel is a friendly and polite girl. She is very well-spoken and is always courteous of others. Ariel is doing well in school. Giselle is a well-mannered young girl. Though not quite as enthusiastic about chores, she is just as polite as her older sister, using “Please,” “Thank you,” and “Excuse me”.......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