TJ is a sweet and caring boy who is adventurous and enjoys trying new experiences. He wants a family to know that he is creative, smart and funny. TJ says some of his favorite activities include playing football, riding four-wheelers, watching videos online, and playing video games. He is really into sports cars and it is impressive in that he knows just about all their makes and models. He also has a huge collection of Matchbox cars. TJ says he likes cars so much that he would love to be a mechanic when he gets older and one day.......View More
Clarissa is a friendly and independent teen who enjoys drawing, playing games of all types, and cooking. She prefers to spend her time indoors rather than outside, and can often be found on her phone connecting with friends through social media. Clarissa would like to be with a family who knows what it’s like to parent teens, as she wants a family to understand what’s important to her and what she needs as she goes through the teen years. She is okay if there may be other children in the family but might like to be the oldest in t.......View More
Meet Jy and GG! It is important to this brother and sister combo that they find their forever home together. Jy is described as handsome and having a funny personality, which he shows by making others laugh. Some of his favorite activities include being close to or on the water, such as kayaking or fishing. Jy loves talking to friends and watching Netflix. He loves playing volleyball and would love to play on a team someday. GG is described by those who know her as bubbly and friendly. She is a very curious girl a.......View More
Meet Kadeem, Kalif, Urian, and Nasir! Kadeem is quiet and intelligent. He likes school; his favorite school subject is science. Kadeem recently made Honor Roll, and attends an after-school science club four days out of the week. Kadeem prefers independent activities, such as playing video games or exploring things on his computer. He does enjoy watching television and playing around with his three younger brothers. Kadeem looks forward to a career in law enforcement. Like most siblings, Kadeem and his brothers tend to bic.......View More
Triple the Toddler Fun and Triple the Toddler Love! Meet Jisinia, Jove and Jabier! Jisinia is energetic and stays busy by exploring her environment, and engaging in lots of make-believe play. During the week, Jisinia attends daycare, and she is very proud of completing her “schoolwork.” She is creative and enjoys playing with playdough, coloring, and doing arts and crafts. Jisinia is described as “helpful” and “nurturing,” and her favorite toys are her dolls and her kitchen set. She loves being the center of attention and .......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.
Josh Shapiro, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania