Hello, my name is Nazmire. I am not quite like other teens my age. I communicate with my facial expressions and unique vocalization sounds. I consider myself to be a loving, humble, kind-hearted person. I am very easy going and usually amused by anything. I smile really big when spoken to directly and was told I have a beautiful laugh. I have a ton of energy and enjoy going outside for walks, when I am able to. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time in the day room and gym with my peers, sister, and other adults. I a.......View More
Eric is a smart and unique boy who is good at math. Eric is kind and playful with his siblings. He loves building with Legos and playing video games. Eric likes the colors blue, red, and gray. His favorite food is pizza. Eric was asked how he would spend $1,000,000 to which he replied he would give most of it to charity. Eric would like the money to be used to build parks and recreation areas for children in areas of need. Alex is a friendly and engaging boy who loves dinosaurs and can spend hours discussing the many char.......View More
Meet the dynamic duo of Samantha and Adam! Samantha is an exciting young girl who enjoys coloring, especially unicorns! If you ask Samantha what her favorite television show is, she’ll tell you it is My Little Pony. Her favorite characters are all of the ponies, and Spike! She also loves horses. Samantha likes doing arts and crafts and is eager to find her forever family. Adam is laid back and loves to watch movies or play videogames on his tablet. He has been playing games to help him with word recognition and m.......View More
Noah, DJ, and Jamal are brothers who are well-spoken, fun to be around, and respectful. Noah and DJ are twins, while Jamal is their younger brother. These three have a close connection with one another and engage in similar hobbies; for example, they all love sports and video games, as well as family time. All three are open to new experiences and are appreciative of time spent with them and gifts received. Noah is technically one day older than his twin, DJ. Noah enjoys dressing nicely and his favorite shoe is the N.......View More
Matthew is an energetic boy who loves to be outside playing whenever possible, whether it's kicking around a soccer ball or climbing on things at the park. His favorite sport is basketball, and he'd love someone to shoot hoops with or watch the game, especially if the '76ers are on! Matthew enjoys school and his favorite subject is math. Like most kids his age, he enjoys playing video games on PS4, especially Minecraft and Fortnite. On rainy days, he's happy to relax and watch some SpongeBob Squarepants or play board games with h.......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