Heidi is a very friendly and outgoing girl, with a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoys bowling, baking desserts, and doing arts and crafts. She loves animals and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Heidi would love to have a forever family who would allow her to have a pet snake. She likes to read books in her free time, especially ones about vampires, such as in the Twilight series. Heidi also enjoys playing Pokémon with her two younger siblings. Melissa is a girl who is shy, quiet, and reserved. She enjoys hiking.......View More
Nevaeh is an intelligent and creative girl who is shy and often described as preoccupied with her thoughts. She likes having a “calm down” room because it is unobtrusive and a safe place to process her thoughts and feelings. Once she gets through her morning routine, her personality begins to shine through. One area in which her creativity is brought to the forefront is through weekly participation in a local Broadway Cabaret theater group for children. Although she enjoys visits with her siblings, she is searching for her niche .......View More
Nazmire is a young man who is able to communicate with facial expressions and vocalizations. Though he is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is non-verbal, he recognizes and responds to his name. Nazmire smiles when spoken to directly and laughs spontaneously. Determinedly, he uses a walker with assistance. Nazmire loves to eat and had been eating finely chopped food, but now is receiving his nutrition through a g-tube. He enjoys the company of others and listening to music. Nazmire participates in social and recreational activities an.......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. In the past, she has participated in a children’s choir and dance troupe. Her favorite television show is “Austin and Ally.” When she grows up, Iyanna wants to be a 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
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