Sara is a beautiful girl with a sweet smile and adorable dimples. Her resource family loves spending time with her and taking very special care of her. She is a loveable girl who likes to be held, cuddled, read to, and sang to. It is rare to see a day when she doesn’t have a hair bow or accessory to match her adorable outfit: her foster family enjoys fussing over her and making sure that her sweet personality can be expressed on the outside too. She spends her weekdays in the classroom setting, where she is able to be a part of fun ac.......View More
"My name is Arie and I am very athletic and also very outgoing. I enjoy singing, dancing, and cheerleading. Sometimes, I am overprotective of my little sister. My favorite subject in school is math and I get all A’s and B’s. I would like to go out with my family and do fun activities such as going to the movies, bowling, swimming, and going to amusement parks. I enjoy eating dinner with my family at the table." "My name is Abbey and I enjoy playing with my Barbie doll, going bowling, and playing games on my tablet. I like.......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
Cassie is a happy girl who is energetic and loves new trends and styles. She can be shy at first until she gets to know you, then she tends to warm your heart with her polite and compassionate mannerisms. She loves cheerleading, going outside, football, and soccer. Her favorite food is pizza, and she likes anything with the “Monster High” theme. Devin is a sweet boy who has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum; he is slightly non-verbal, but learning new words every day. He is loving, affectionate, and loves to play on t.......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. She is active in church, where she participates in the children’s choir and dance troupe. Her favorite television show is “Austin and Ally.” When she grows up, Iyanna .......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