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
Jenna is a friendly and outgoing girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. She enjoys doing arts and crafts projects, playing outside, reading, and riding her bicycle. Jenna also likes experimenting with make-up and painting her fingernails. She loves attending school where she earns A’s and B’s in her classes and gets along well with her classmates. Brayden is a young boy with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a charming smile and a zest for life. He’s athletically inclined for his age and loves playing games. He likes Tra.......View More
Meet Jess, Jake, and Julia! Jess is the oldest of the group and she describes herself as bubbly and smart. She enjoys coloring, watching movies, going to the park, and listening to music. She excels academically and enjoys her math and science classes. Jake is next, and is described as being respectful and creative. He enjoys riding his bike, skateboarding, listening to music, and playing video games. Jake also enjoys participating in youth group at church. Some of his favorite foods include pizza rolls,.......View More
Iyanna is a bright and friendly little girl. She has a lot of energy and enjoys outside games such as hide-and-seek, hot potato and jumping rope. She also likes coloring with pink and orange, since they are her favorite colors. In school, art class and recess are her favorite activities. She is adept with the computer, especially when it comes to playing the games. She is active in church, where she participates in the children’s choir and dance troupe. Her favorite television show is “Austin and Ally.” When she grows up, Iyanna wants.......View More
Raymond is a young man with brown hair and green eyes. He is described as a quiet and outgoing boy who loves reading and playing with Legos. He is very welcoming and has an infectious smile. His other interests include playing outside, collecting Pokemon cards, and playing games on a computer tablet. Raymond is a well-organized boy and does fairly well in school and has good interactions with his teachers. He does have an IEP to help with reading and math. He has a tendency to be very animated when he is frustrated or upse.......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