Jax is sensitive, introspective and athletic, and loves to both play and watch sports. His favorite sports are baseball and football, as he used to play baseball for his school and really liked it. You’ll often find him cheering on his favorite teams: the Philadelphia Phillies and the Eagles. In addition to playing sports outside, Jax enjoys playing video games, too. Bianca is Jax’s younger sister who is a spirited and insightful youth who loves playing outdoors. She’s athletic just like her older brother and loves .......View More
Meet Alex, Danny, and Sam! This terrific trio is looking forward to finding their forever family! Alex is a driven, thoughtful, and insightful young man. He enjoys playing on his high school football team, tossing the football around with his siblings, and being outdoors. Alex currently maintains a part-time job at a local grocery store and enjoys earning his own money. He attends regular education classes and has clear goals for his future, including attending vocational school to study welding or carpentry. Alex’s id.......View More
Kendrix is a soft-spoken and shy young man with a fantastic sense of humor. He is well known for making his peers and caregivers laugh every single day. Kendrix loves to swim and generally likes to stay in the shallow end of the pool where he can stand. Kendrix also loves scary movies, the scarier the better! Kendrix has a very unique talent for creating figurines out of loose cotton. He likes to make trolls and animals; they are truly a work of art! Kendrix has a phenomenal memory and often uses quotes from movies that he ha.......View More
Emerson is a helpful and kind young man. Emerson can be shy and is wise beyond his years. Emerson’s favorite subject in school is science, and he wants his potential family to know he struggles with math. He also wants them to know that he likes to be outdoors and likes to water tube. His favorite color is red. He describes himself as kind, generous and caring. He wants to live in a family with other children and who will accept and care for him no matter what. Anthony is active and helpful. He is very personable an.......View More
This amazing sibling group of six will impress you with their friendly demeanor and beautiful smiles. Shanae is a caring, helpful, and determined girl who enjoys singing, riding her bike, swimming, and doing gymnastics. Her favorite school subjects are writing and math and she will impress you with her excellent reading skills. Shanae loves to help cook and aspires to be a chef. She enjoys a variety of foods, including tacos, chili, mac and cheese, and salad. Shameka is a quiet and smart girl with a grea.......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