Meet Kadeem, Kalif, Urian, and Nasir! Kadeem is quiet and intelligent. He likes school; his favorite school subject is science. Kadeem recently made Honor Roll, and attends an after-school science club four days out of the week. Kadeem prefers independent activities, such as playing video games or exploring things on his computer. He does enjoy watching television and playing around with his three younger brothers. Kadeem looks forward to a career in law enforcement. Like most siblings, Kadeem and his brothers tend to bic.......View More
TJ is a sweet and caring boy who is adventurous and enjoys trying new experiences. He wants a family to know that he is creative, smart and funny. TJ says some of his favorite activities include playing football, riding four-wheelers, watching videos online, and playing video games. He is really into sports cars and it is impressive in that he knows just about all their makes and models. He also has a huge collection of Matchbox cars. TJ says he likes cars so much that he would love to be a mechanic when he gets older and one day.......View More
Quadir is an interesting, bright, and easy-going young man. In his free time you will find Quadir playing video games, participating in sports with friends, or watching movies. Quadir loves playing video games and other creative building games, like Legos. Quadir often watches superhero movies or other action movies, his favorite being Marvel movies. He enjoys playing board games with his twin brother and discussing superhero movies at the same time. Quadir’s dream day is going to an amusement park and ending the day by eating su.......View More
Meet Boy Scouts: Jake and Cole! Jake is the older brother of the pair, who is described as being responsible and someone who cares deeply for those around him. Jake loves collecting and trading Pokémon Cards with his friends. He is a Webelo Boy Scout and would love to continue moving through the program. Jake likes to play board games and video games. One of his favorite past times is being read to before bed. He finds this to be a calming, relaxing, and enjoyable way to wind down his day. Jake would love to play on a s.......View More
Meet James and Joshua! James describes himself as quiet, helpful, and caring. He enjoys being outside and watching television. He would enjoy watching scary movies, Christmas movies, and cooking shows with his family. James would also like his family to teach him to cook. He loves eating pizza, pancakes, and mac and cheese. He does not like vegetables. James’s favorite colors are blue and orange, and he enjoys listening to rap music. James describes family as understanding, loving, funny, and overall good people. .......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