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PENNSYLVANIA'S WAITING CHILDREN

PENNSYLVANIA'S WAITING CHILDREN

The children featured are representative of Pennsylvania's waiting children.
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Meet The Kids

#MeetTheKids

We gave 12 Pennsylvania kids who are waiting to be adopted a chance to create their own documentary-style film. Watch the film. Meet the kids. Change a life. Learn more

PA Adoption Information Registry (PAIR)

PA Adoption Information Registry (PAIR)

PAIR is a medical and social history database maintained by the Department of Public Welfare. Adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth relatives who would like to share or obtain medical or social history.
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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 Public Welfare. 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.

Foster Parent page