Savannah is a sweet girl who is shy when first meeting new people. She loves school and works hard to earn good grades. She benefits from an IEP, which has greatly assisted her academic progress. She has many friends and gets along easily with others. She loves playing board games, playing with her Barbie dolls, and going swimming. Her favorite foods include pizza, spaghetti, and macaroni and cheese. Nicholas is a cute, active, and happy toddler who enjoys watching his older siblings play. He loves spending time outside as wel.......View More
“There is no better friend than a sister”. Meet these three adorable sisters! Marcia is the big sister of the group, described as a smart and determined young girl who loves going to school. She is a good student and her favorite class is math. Marcia is very artistic and loves to draw and color; she also plays the trumpet and wants to be in a band when she grows up. Some of her favorite activities to do in her free time include jumping on the trampoline, painting her fingernails, and listening to music, especially Katy P.......View More
Ricky is a sweet, loving, and helpful young boy who loves technology. In school, he is working hard and learning how to become a better reader. He responds well to being in a structured environment and loves being praised, especially with stickers. Ricky is learning how to swim and loves to be in the pool. He also likes crafts and Monster High toys. Ricky is looking forward to finding his forever family. Shayla is an adorable little girl who loves to dance. She just started ballet classes and loves them! She is shy at fir.......View More
Tajinae is a young lady who can be shy when first meeting new people. She will be more open as she begins to feel comfortable with the new relationship. She has a strong personality and if she believes she is accurate with information, she will defend her position. She also likes to follow the latest fashion trends. Tajinae likes to write her thoughts and feelings down in her journal, especially about how she misses the relationship she had with her biological mother. All families will be considered for Tajinae.......View More
Dhanayah is a shy and quiet young lady but open and receptive to the adults in her life. She is described as sweet, helpful, and pleasant. The foster family reports that she has shown great improvement in engaging and interacting with others. She finds solace and happiness when around animals and as such looks forward to participating in horseback riding once a week. She expresses the typical protective, older sister bond with her siblings. Sahbay, like most young boys, is a very energetic young man who thrives when en.......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