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
These three spectacular sisters are excited to find their forever family who can keep up with their energy and show them unconditional love. Sky is quiet and loves being outside. Bree is outgoing and loves dancing. Lyn is bubbly and energetic. All three girls love macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, and pizza. They enjoy playing together, coloring, and watching Disney shows. Parental rights have not been terminated for Sky, Bree, and Lyn; however once a permanent resource has been identified, the county will .......View More
Triple the Toddler Fun and Triple the Toddler Love! Meet Jisinia, Jove and Jabier! Jisinia is energetic and stays busy by exploring her environment, and engaging in lots of make-believe play. During the week, Jisinia attends daycare, and she is very proud of completing her “schoolwork.” She is creative and enjoys playing with playdough, coloring, and doing arts and crafts. Jisinia is described as “helpful” and “nurturing,” and her favorite toys are her dolls and her kitchen set. She loves being the center of attention and .......View More
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 LEGOS. Quadir often watches superhero movies or other action movies, his favorite being Marvel movies. He enjoys playing board games with his twin brother and discussing superhero movies at the same time. Quadir’s dream day is going to an amusement park and ending the day by eating sushi f.......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 “d.......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