Meet this wonderful sibling group of four: Cierra, James, Lucky, and Karlos Cierra is a mature and motivated young lady who describes herself as responsible and hardworking! She hopes to obtain a part-time job over the summer and understands the importance of a job. When she is not working hard, Cierra enjoys spending her down time outdoors being active by playing her favorite sports. These include basketball and volleyball, and her favorite indoor activities are watching movies and mastering video games. Cierra’s friends.......View More
Meet this duo, ready to charm! Deacon is a talkative and outgoing older brother who loves to write and to use his imagination to tell vivid stories that tell you about his experiences and interests. He has even said he wants to be a writer when he grows up, and this is a realistic dream! He's very curious and when he finds something that interests him, he learns as much as he can about that subject, and will tell you all that he knows. He really likes chicken nuggets and pop tarts. He has a take-charge approach to activit.......View More
Meet two brothers, Matthew and Ryan, ready to add some spice to your family’s life! Older brother Matthew is a smart and active boy who absolutely loves to ride his bike, even in the rain! He’s also very fond of swimming and splashing around in a pool or lake. Those who know him describe him as inquisitive and say that he loves to learn how things work. He’s further described as generally very happy and pleasant. And while he’s a little quiet and shy at first, once he warms up, he loves to talk! Spending time with animal.......View More
Meet Boy Scouts: Jake and Cole! Jake is the older brother of the pair, who is described as being responsible and someone who cares deeply for those around him. Jake loves collecting and trading Pokémon Cards with his friends. He is a Webelo Boy Scout and would love to continue moving through the program. Jake likes to play board games and video games. One of his favorite past times is being read to before bed. He finds this to be a calming, relaxing, and enjoyable way to wind down his day. Jake would love to play on a s.......View More
Meet three brothers who will charm your socks off: Ray, Peter, and Egon! Ray is the oldest and is a quiet and polite young man who enjoys reading, especially the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series of books, as well as playing video games. He enjoys going to school and particularly enjoys language arts and science classes. People describe him as polite and well-mannered and while he interacts well with others, he also enjoys his alone time. There are many things he’s never done that most kids his age have, and he’s eager to ex.......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