TJ is a sweet and caring boy who is adventurous and enjoys trying new experiences. He wants a family to know that he is creative, smart and funny. TJ says some of his favorite activities include playing football, riding four-wheelers, watching videos online, and playing video games. He is really into sports cars and it is impressive in that he knows just about all their makes and models. He also has a huge collection of Matchbox cars. TJ says he likes cars so much that he would love to be a mechanic when he gets older and one day.......View More
Clarissa is a friendly and independent teen who enjoys drawing, playing games of all types, and cooking. She prefers to spend her time indoors rather than outside, and can often be found on her phone connecting with friends through social media. Clarissa would like to be with a family who knows what it’s like to parent teens, as she wants a family to understand what’s important to her and what she needs as she goes through the teen years. She is okay if there may be other children in the family but might like to be the oldest in t.......View More
Meet this curious sibling group: Noah, Raven, and Max. They are all described as being intelligent, creative, imaginative, and cute. Noah enjoys playing with semi-trucks, riding his bike, and is involved in his running club at school. Raven likes horses, gymnastics, and is also involved with her running club at school. Max is described as a happy and talkative toddler. Max is very independent. He is walking. He loves climbing, playing in water, and he adores his older siblings. Noah and Raven l.......View More
Quadir is a smart and funny young man with good manners. Quadir loves playing video games and learning new things, especially about the Asian culture. Quadir loves to read comic books in his free time. His dream vacation would be to travel to Tokyo in order to see all of the architecture he learns about in person. Quadir would like to go to college to study horticulture and eventually own his own green house to raise different types of peppers. Markus would describe himself as easy to get along with, respectful and kind........View More
Mya is sweet, charming, and enjoys outdoor play. She likes school with her favorite subjects being gym, art, and Spanish. Mya is easygoing and engaging, and she’s known for going with the flow. Mya’s favorite things to do for fun include playing with her younger sister Becky, riding her scooter, playing sports, and watching media on her tablet. Mya also enjoys playing with her brother and cousins. She likes to eat pancakes, fruits, sweets, and fried chicken. Mya has strong bonds with her birth family. Becky is funny, ou.......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