Zachary is a bright young boy who is full of knowledge. There is nobody who is as curious and who loves to learn as much as Zachary does. He has a particular interest in history and learning about different historical events. Zachary hopes to one day go to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Titanic Museum, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum with his future forever family! He has an innovative mind, and he loves to challenge himself to see what all he can build with LEGOS. Zachary describes himself as clever, sassy, and ha.......View More
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
Meet Alex, Danny, and Sammy! This terrific trio is looking forward to finding their forever family! Alex is a driven, thoughtful, and insightful young man. He successfully graduated high school and works full time at a local grocery store. Alex is currently working on his goals for the future, which includes attending vocational college to study welding or carpentry. He enjoys playing sports, especially, tossing the football around with his siblings, and being outdoors. Alex enjoys earning his own money. Alex’s ideal fore.......View More
Meet this curious sibling group: Noah, Raven, and Max. They are all described as being intelligent, creative, imaginative, and cute. Noah enjoys playing with semi-trucks, riding his bike, and is involved in his running club at school. Raven likes horses, gymnastics, and is also involved with her running club at school. Max is described as a happy and talkative toddler. Max is very independent. He is walking. He loves climbing, playing in water, and he adores his older siblings. Noah and Raven l.......View More
Nikki, Kaye, Kendra, and Michelle are four close-knit, outgoing, and smart sisters looking to be placed in a loving, honest, and trustworthy pre-adoptive home together. Nikki is the oldest, and while she’s always shared a room with her siblings and is okay with sharing a room again in the future, she’d like her own room if possible. She’s good with animals and enjoys their company. She shared that she’s had experience with cats, dogs, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds. That said, she considers herself more of a “dog pe.......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