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
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
Aubrey is a shy and quiet young lady who likes to take her time getting to know new people. She enjoys having time to herself, and she spends her free time coloring or watching television. Aubrey’s favorite things about school are her English class and participating in the NROTC program . Alexis is a talkative and outgoing young girl who is described as being a social butterfly in school where she has many best friends. Her favorite subjects are Reading and Gym. Alexis enjoys watching television and playing games with her.......View More
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
Heidi is a very friendly and outgoing girl, with a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoys bowling, baking desserts, and doing arts and crafts. She loves animals and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Heidi would love to have a forever family who would allow her to have a pet snake. She likes to read books in her free time, especially ones about vampires, such as in the Twilight series. Heidi also enjoys playing Pokémon with her two younger siblings. Melissa is a girl who is shy, quiet, and reserved. She enjoys hiking.......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