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
Meet Jy and GG! It is important to this brother and sister combo that they find their forever home together. Jy is described as handsome and having a funny personality, which he shows by making others laugh. Some of his favorite activities include being close to or on the water, such as kayaking or fishing. Jy loves talking to friends and watching Netflix. He loves playing volleyball and would love to play on a team someday. GG is described by those who know her as bubbly and friendly. She is a very curious girl a.......View More
Meet Kadeem, Kalif, Urian, and Nasir! Kadeem is quiet and intelligent. He likes school; his favorite school subject is science. Kadeem recently made Honor Roll, and attends an after-school science club four days out of the week. Kadeem prefers independent activities, such as playing video games or exploring things on his computer. He does enjoy watching television and playing around with his three younger brothers. Kadeem looks forward to a career in law enforcement. Like most siblings, Kadeem and his brothers tend to bic.......View More
Meet April and Denver, a sister-brother set that are looking for a home! April is a smart, funny, and imaginative little girl who loves to be “girly” such as wearing nail polish and make-up. She also likes playing with Barbie dolls and has quite the imagination! She’s outgoing and energetic and enjoys being the center of attention and will do silly things to get that attention. She likes school and her grades reflect this. Sometimes, she needs reminders to do her homework (like any kid), but will do it. She’s not a picky eater........View More
Mikey is an inquisitive child who is eager to be part of the grown-up world. He is reserved and takes time to warm up to others before he can trust them. Once he does, he is loving and caring. Mikey is protective of his little sister Mya and takes pride in being her big brother. Mikey is an artist; and loves Japanese anime. He loves to draw different characters as well as watch different anime shows. Mya loves to be around people; she makes friends easily, and a social butterfly. She is full of life and energy. Mya .......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