Meet these terrific biological brothers: Joshua, Justin, and James! Joshua is the oldest, who describes himself as artistic and creative. He loves to draw and do crafts. One of his favorite things to do is play with Lego blocks. Joshua also likes to be outside. He says, “I want to live on a farm because there’s always stuff to do like ride horses, play in the creek, and have campfires.” Justin is in the middle, between Joshua and James, and describes himself as funny and hardworking. He says, “I want a family that lik.......View More
Meet this charming sibling pair! Jenna is a friendly and outgoing young woman with blonde hair and blue eyes. She enjoys doing arts and crafts projects such as sewing, as well as 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. Jenna also likes singing in her school chorus. Brayden is a young boy with brown hair and brown eyes. He.......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
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
This adorable sibling group is comprised of five children: Jimmy, Taylor, Stephanie, Diane, and Brad. These children have a lot to offer a family: they’re all loving, kind, and currently residing in the same foster home. They’re hopeful to find a family willing to provide permanency to all five of them. Jimmy is the oldest child in the sibling group and is quiet. His focus is on family and he tends to be protective of his siblings and other extended family members. He enjoys sports, his favorite being football. He enjoys play.......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