Dayton and Jared are adorable and lovable brothers. They have a strong sibling bond and very much want to be adopted together in the same home. Dayton is a good student who enjoys reading and collecting seashells, which he really enjoyed on a recent vacation to the beach with his foster family. This was his first beach trip and he had a wonderful experience. He also enjoys playing outside and hiking in the woods. He takes pride in his belongings and enjoys keeping his room tidy. Jared is also a smart boy who does wel.......View More
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
David is a pleasant, helpful, friendly young boy. He has lots of energy and would play outside for hours if he could. David loves swimming, playing basketball and tossing a football around. David craves attention and does well with male parental figures in his life. Natalie is a happy, energetic, young girl. She enjoys playing with her dolls, riding her scooter and playing soccer. Natalie typically takes charge when interacting with her peers and her brother. She is accustomed to being a leader and protector. She is learn.......View More
Sara is a sweet young old girl who lives with her brother Dexter. Sara has nursing care throughout the week and they love to care for her. She enjoys when the caregivers paint her nails and do her hair. Sara likes to be held and at times her personality will come out and she will show her adorable dimples. Dexter is an adorable little boy who loves to ask questions. He loves trains and cars. He thrives on a daily schedule and likes to attend daycare throughout the week. Dexter is learning to eat new foods all the time. He is.......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