Elijah is a typical boy, who enjoys being active. Although he definitely has a preference for football, he likes playing all sports. He would like the opportunity to play on an organized team. Elijah likes being outside in the fresh air and exploring the community; however, he does enjoy playing video games, too. Elijah has a fondness for superheroes, so don’t be surprised if he asks, “Who do you think is better?” There is no wrong answer, but be prepared to explain your choice. This is what makes Elijah open to new ideas as he .......View More
Autumn is a polite and caring young girl who is beyond her years in the understanding she has of her life situation. She is a beautiful girl with brown eyes and black hair and loves to play with makeup, paint nails and enjoys being stylish. At times, Autumn will go out of her way just to do a gesture, like mopping the floors just to be nice! She does well in completing her chores and is very helpful. Autumn is well-known for her positive attitude and desire to please. Autumn likes spending time outside playing whiffle ball wi.......View More
Joe and Luke are special boys waiting for a permanent family. Joe is happy and energetic with a natural athletic ability. He loves sports and enjoys being outside. He is described as helpful, loving, and affectionate. Joe has strong social skills and gets along well with his peers. He loves Pokémon and is very proud of his Pokémon card collection. Luke is an adorable, sweet boy who tends to be quiet and reserved until he gets to know you. Then he warms up quickly. He is described as friendly and kind, and is maki.......View More
These three charming boys, Kevin, Thomas and Scott, are a dynamic trio full of energy and love just waiting for a family to call their own. The oldest, Kevin, is an adorable boy with blonde hair and bright brown eyes. He enjoys spending time outdoors and playing with his siblings. He is noted to make friends very easily. Kevin is becoming more independent each day and his confidence is growing. His speech and language skills have improved greatly with the help of support services, and while he is, at times, difficult to .......View More
Dharma is a personable and friendly young girl. She enjoys going to the park, playing with dolls, and playing with her siblings. She likes helping with chores around the home and is especially fond of taking care of her younger siblings. Dharma enjoys school and is thriving with the additional educational support. Dharma has a strong relationship with her birth mother and thinks the world of her. Zoe is a shy little girl. She enjoys helping with chores, playing outside, playing with dolls, and playing “teacher” with her s.......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