Aaron is a sweet boy who has had a rough start in life. He was born prematurely and has numerous medical concerns including cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, respiratory issues as well as others. He is legally blind but can hear; listening to Top 40 songs on the radio relaxes him. Aaron enjoys wearing his “Coughalator” vest to clear his congestion as well as being placed prone on his tummy for stretching. Aaron receives his nutrition through a G-tube. Aaron requires total care in order to complete activities of daily living........View More
Robert is a young man who enjoys spending time fishing and taking walks. He also likes reading, drawing, writing in his journal and watching television. Robert enjoys learning to use different tools; he spent some time this past summer mowing grass, painting and using the leaf blower. Robert likes school and has made it a priority to earn good grades. He wants to attend college and study Meteorology. One of Robert’s dreams is to provide weather forecasts and become a storm chaser. He feels it is very important to pro.......View More
Chris is a sweet boy who loves video games and cars. He is an easy going child who has a good sense of humor. Chris can be quiet and reserved when meeting new people, especially adults. Once he is comfortable, he becomes talkative. Chris enjoys many activities such as playing with LEGOs and Matchbox cars, riding his bike and video games. Chris does well with routine. His favorite foods are pizza, chili and mashed potatoes and he loves to wash it down with his favorite beverage, Mountain Dew. One food that Chris does not like is w.......View More
Tia is a pretty and energetic young lady with an engaging smile and cheerful personality. She has a positive sense of self and takes pride in helping others. Tia can be quiet and shy but is friendly as you get to know her. She has good leadership qualities and likes dressing in the latest fashions. Tia enjoys listening to hip hop music, dancing, singing, watching movies, playing computer games and socializing with her friends. Tia also likes playing sports and is on the school basketball team. When she grows up, Tia would like t.......View More
Meet Camren and Kareem, two brothers looking for a forever family. Camren is the older brother. He likes to eat, and his favorite foods are pizza and macaroni and cheese. He enjoys watching shows on Disney and Nickelodeon. He loves to be outside, doing things like playing football, fishing and flying his remote-controlled helicopter. Camren is most proud of himself for completing chores to earn money. He shows people he cares about them by giving them hugs. He is working on managing his thoughts and feelings in positive .......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 Public Welfare. 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