Nick is a sweet, loving and caring boy. He is very bright and puts his best effort into his schoolwork, with his favorite subject being mathematics. He is a fast learner and always eager to learn or try new things. Nick enjoys playing outside, building with Legos, playing video games, and doing arts and craft activities. He gets along with children of all ages and is very respectful toward adults. He is eager to try new foods and is proud of himself when he finds new things he enjoys. Nick has a strong connection with his biological f.......View More
Allie is a smart, outgoing, and helpful young lady. She loves helping others and is studying nursing at a technical school in order to pursue a career in working with the older population. She is a very neat and organized person. She has a close bond with her sister and always looks out for her. Allie enjoys hanging out with her friends and making Tik Tok dance videos on the internet. Her favorite food is pizza and she is not a picky eater. She always strives to become a better person and help others. She enjoys being on her phone, pl.......View More
Grace is a smart, competitive young girl who is a good student with the potential to excel in her academics. She is a natural born leader, which is evident in her ability to look out and care for not only her younger sisters, but also her foster siblings. She engages the younger children in fun activities around the home. Grace's current resource mom considers her family "lucky to be able to be a part of her life." Grace enjoys the outdoors. She likes to play lacrosse and soccer, BUT is passionate about cheerleading. Grac.......View More
Hello, my name is Nazmire. I am not quite like other teens my age. I communicate with my facial expressions and unique vocalization sounds. I consider myself to be a loving, humble, kind-hearted person. I am very easy going and usually amused by anything. I smile really big when spoken to directly and was told I have a beautiful laugh. I have a ton of energy and enjoy going outside for walks, when I am able to. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time in the day room and gym with my peers, sister, and other adults. I a.......View More
Meet the dynamic duo of Samantha and Adam! Samantha is an exciting young girl who enjoys coloring, especially unicorns! If you ask Samantha what her favorite television show is, she’ll tell you it is My Little Pony. Her favorite characters are all of the ponies, and Spike! She also loves horses. Samantha likes doing arts and crafts and is eager to find her forever family. Adam is laid back and loves to watch movies or play videogames on his tablet. He has been playing games to help him with word recognition and m.......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