Elsa looks forward to becoming so many things: a dancer, a gymnast, cheerleader, basketball player, artist, hair dresser, author, illustrator, and the list goes on. Elsa enjoys coloring, dancing, cooking, playing outside or being on her tablet. She, also, enjoys having her hair and nails done. She is eloquent, charming, pleasant, engaging, and articulate. When she opens up to you and begins talking she will capture your attention and your heart. Elsa likes going to school and being social as well as continuing to improve in.......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
Joey and Bryan are two wonderful brothers. Joey is a happy child who will not hesitate to give you a big smile upon first meeting. Joey likes to play video games and aspires to be a game developer in the future. He enjoys a variety of foods and would be happy to share a meal with you. In school, Joey has made good progress; he advanced two years in academic levels. He transitioned at the beginning of the school year to the local middle school due to his academic and behavioral progress. Bryan is a friendly, bright, and.......View More
Meet Betty and Bobby whom are two, healthy, friendly, and intelligent children. Betty is a stylish, young lady who always strives to look her best. Betty is resourceful and independent. She can be guarded upon first meeting her, but when she gets to know you she is very open and pleasant. Betty is good at understanding new technology, especially, computers and smart phones. She is taking regular classes at school and is doing very well. Betty likes to play board games, and sports, especially, swimming. Bo.......View More
Leo is a young boy who enjoys joking around, learning about cars, computers, and reading books. He loves to play basketball and go swimming. Destiny is a young girl who loves to help others, cook, and clean, except for her own bedroom. Her favorite food is spaghetti. Destiny says that she loves just about any small cute animal, especially dogs and puppies. She also says that she loves her brother. Leo and Destiny are a sibling group looking for a home where they can stay together. Can you be the family this wonderful .......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