Quadir is an interesting, bright, and easy-going young man. In his free time you will find Quadir playing video games, participating in sports with friends, or watching movies. Quadir loves playing video games and other creative building games, like Lego's. Quadir often watches superhero movies or other action movies. Quadir plays board games with his twin brother and enjoys discussing superhero movies at the same time. Quadir’s dream day is going to an amusement park and ending the day by eating sushi for dinner. Markus is d.......View More
Ivy is outgoing, talkative, and friendly. She is engaging, inquisitive, and makes friends easily. In her free time, you will often find Ivy dancing and singing along to songs on the radio, playing games on her tablet, or watching movies. Ivy would like to participate on her school’s cheerleading squad or basketball team. She loves gummy bears and skittles, but a lunch of McDonald’s chicken nuggets, french fries and a strawberry milk shake always hits the spot! Ivy has dreams of working with animals and being a veterinarian when s.......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
Meet two brothers, Matthew and Ryan, ready to add some spice to your family’s life! Older brother Matthew is a smart and active boy who absolutely loves to ride his bike, even in the rain! He’s also very fond of swimming and splashing around in a pool or lake. Those who know him describe him as inquisitive and say that he loves to learn how things work. He’s further described as generally very happy and pleasant. And while he’s a little quiet and shy at first, once he warms up, he loves to talk! Spending time with animal.......View More
Meet this wonderful sibling group of four: Cierra, James, Lucky, and Karlos Cierra is a mature and motivated young lady who describes herself as responsible and hardworking! She hopes to obtain a part-time job over the summer and understands the importance of a job. When she is not working hard, Cierra enjoys spending her down time outdoors being active by playing her favorite sports. These include basketball and volleyball, and her favorite indoor activities are watching movies and mastering video games. Cierra’s friends.......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