Allyson is a quiet young lady enjoying her first year of high school. So far this year, she is proud to announce that she is a straight A student. Allyson is shy until she gets to know you, then she can be quite out-going! Allyson has expressed interest in wanting to join a soccer team this spring. She would also like to try out hip-hop dance or musical theater. She loves spending time on her IPod chatting with friends. Allyson isn’t a picky eater and enjoys most foods. You won’t catch her eating radishes or bacon pizza though! .......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
You can usually find Jayden either on the basketball courts or playing his favorite video game, Fortnite. Jayden is a big sports fan, particularly basketball. He’d love to watch a Cleveland Cavaliers game with you, especially if you have macaroni and cheese with tuna. Jayden is talented, athletic, and smart. He especially enjoys American History and loves learning about the past! Jayden also enjoys spending time with his friends and going to the weight room after school. However, he also values his alone time and likes to blow of.......View More
Shark is a polite young man who always has a smile on his face. He enjoys playing “Just Dance” and “Minecraft” video games. He likes all sports, such as football, basketball, and dodgeball. You can find him eating his favorite foods which include pizza, chicken, hot chicken wings, and homemade chicken noodle soup. He also enjoys macaroni and cheese and greens. He loves animals, especially dogs. He also likes snakes, iguanas, lizards, and “any reptile or amphibian.” Shark enjoys making new friends at school. Noneyu is an .......View More
Nadia is a beautiful young lady with a quiet nature. She shares her warmth and personality with others as she gets to know them. Nadia is easy going and likes to help others. Nadia has a passion for math and hopes to be an accountant someday. Nadia is a senior in high school and is planning to head to college after she graduates. Nadia is currently working on her college applications and has already received some college acceptance letters. Nadia is an early riser and always makes sure she looks her best. After her day at school,.......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