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 April and Denver, a sister-brother set that are looking for a home! April is a smart, funny, and imaginative little girl who loves to be “girly” such as wearing nail polish and make-up. She also likes playing with Barbie dolls and has quite the imagination! She’s outgoing and energetic and enjoys being the center of attention and will do silly things to get that attention. She likes school and her grades reflect this. Sometimes, she needs reminders to do her homework (like any kid), but will do it. She’s not a picky eater........View More
Meet James and Joshua! James describes himself as quiet, helpful, and caring. He enjoys being outside and watching television. He would enjoy watching scary movies, Christmas movies, and cooking shows with his family. James would also like his family to teach him to cook. He loves eating pizza, pancakes, and mac and cheese. He does not like vegetables. James’s favorite colors are blue and orange, and he enjoys listening to rap music. James describes family as understanding, loving, funny, and overall good people. .......View More
Salvadore is intelligent and outgoing and would love to challenge you at a game of Chess (or any board game for that matter)! When he is not in school, he enjoys going to the playground or kicking around a soccer ball. He is described as helpful and caring, and he particularly enjoys doing science projects or arts and crafts. He loves being the center of attention and typically enjoys playing with his younger siblings, Santi, and Angelo. While he is a fan of most superheroes, you might catch him chomping on some potato chips whil.......View More
Mikey is an inquisitive child who is eager to be part of the grown-up world. He is reserved and takes time to warm up to others before he can trust them. Once he does, he is loving and caring. Mikey is protective of his little sister Mya and takes pride in being her big brother. Mikey is an artist; and loves Japanese anime. He loves to draw different characters as well as watch different anime shows. Mya loves to be around people; she makes friends easily, and a social butterfly. She is full of life and energy. Mya .......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