Marco is close with his twin sister, Violet. He is quite creative and likes to build things. He wants to go to Australia some day and his favorite subject in school is Math. His favorite foods are chicken, spaghetti, pizza, and tacos. The Steelers, Eagles, Penn State, Yankees and the Giants are some of his favorite sports teams that he follows. Minecraft is the video game he is the best at and he also loves animals, especially, dogs and cats. He hopes to be a construction worker, a policeman, or a professional wrestler one day. .......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 activities an.......View More
Aaron is a friendly and bright boy. He loves spending time outside, playing basketball, and playing video games. His favorite classes in school are science and reading. Aaron enjoys eating Spanish food, clementines, buffalo chicken, and walking tacos. He also likes spending quiet time watching movies with his brother. Nolan is a personal boy who enjoys one on one attention. He does become bored easily and is best kept active participating in activities. Nolan loves riding his bike and would love to have 4-wheeler or dirt bike .......View More
Meet Jewel, an artistic, friendly, and outgoing girl, who describes herself as hyper, talkative, and endearing. She stated that, “I like to talk a lot.” Jewel also enjoys engaging in many activities that include gymnastics, exercising, and jumping rope. When she is not on the go, Jewel likes drawing, coloring, and watching Boss Baby: Back in Business and The Who Was? Television shows. She also enjoys watching her favorite movies which include Madea-Boo 2 and Jumanji. In addition to these activities, Jewel also likes to eat vario.......View More
Autumn is a polite and caring young girl who is beyond her years in the understanding she has of her life situation. She is a beautiful girl with brown eyes and black hair and loves to play with makeup, paint nails and enjoys being stylish. At times, Autumn will go out of her way just to do a gesture, like mopping the floors just to be nice! She does well in completing her chores and is very helpful. Autumn is well-known for her positive attitude and desire to please. Autumn likes spending time outside playing whiffle ball with he.......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