Sara is a sweet young old girl who lives with her bother Dexter. Sarah has nursing care throughout the week and they love to care for her. She enjoys when the caregivers paint her nails and do her hair. Sara likes to be held and at times her personality will come out and she will show her adorable dimples. Dexter is an adorable little boy who loves to ask questions. He loves trains and cars. He thrives on a daily schedule and likes to attend daycare throughout the week. Dexter is learning to eat new foods all the time. He is.......View More
Jewel is a loving and affectionate young lady who has cerebral palsy. She is pleasant, delightful and has a beautiful smile. Jewel is able to communicate her needs and plays well by herself. She entertains herself by looking at magazines and books, playing with her “Leapster” and “Barbie Computer” and bouncing a basketball. One of her favorite activities is watching Disney movies, especially “Sleeping Beauty” and “Snow White.” Jewel loves school and gets along well with her classmates. All families will be cons.......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 activiti.......View More
Diane is a young lady with a beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She is a positive person with a good sense of humor. Diane is described as “friendly, independent, resilient, cares about others and is compliant”. Diane is currently in high school and made the honor roll at school for the first quarter. Diane enjoys helping care for her younger sister. Brittany is a young girl who has an engaging smile and is very expressive. She has some developmental delays and currently uses non-verbal methods to communicate her needs.......View More
Calvin is a young boy who enjoys playing outside when the weather is nice and playing with his helicopters and video games. Calvin likes watching “Bey Blades” and his favorite movie is “Ice Cream Land.” His favorite foods include spaghetti, chicken, cookies and cake. Jack is a young boy who loves watching the Cartoon Network and enjoys playing with his helicopters, yo-yos and electronic games. Jack also enjoys playing outside when the weather is nice. His favorite food is pizza. Calvin and Jack each have an in.......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