Murphy is an intelligent young man who is also very shy and sensitive. He is an excellent student in school and his favorite class is science. In fact, he wants to be a chemist when he grows up. Murphy loves watching movies, especially Japanese Anime. He also likes playing Pokémon, video games, and reading Harry Potter books. Murphy loves the beach. If he could travel anywhere, it would be to North Carolina because he feels the ocean is more blue there than any other beaches. Some of Murphy’s favorite foods include hamburgers, spaghet.......View More
Meet three beautiful princesses: Anna, Bethany, and Gabby! Anna is the oldest of the group. She has bright brown eyes and short brown hair. She's outgoing and friendly and enjoys painting, being read to, and completing puzzles. She also enjoys watching Mickey Mouse Playhouse. She loves to eat fruit and isn’t a huge meat eater. Bethany is the middle sibling and is quiet and bashful. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. Like her sister, Anna, Bethany enjoys painting and being read to. She also enjoys watching Mickey Mouse.......View More
“Hi! I am Elizabeth and I have a little brother Josh. In September, Josh came to live with me in my foster home. This is exciting because I never lived with my brother before…EVER! So far it’s been great. I love my brother a lot and I don’t really like being without him. He’s very cuddly and very funny. We are both bookworms. I am thinking he will soon be old enough for me to introduce him to my favorite series: Harry Potter. Josh has shared with me that he doesn’t like Harry Potter at this point, but I am trying to bring him to the ‘.......View More
Ricky is a sweet, loving, and helpful young boy who loves technology. In school, he is working hard and learning how to become a better reader. He responds well to being in a structured environment and loves being praised, especially with stickers. Ricky is learning how to swim and loves to be in the pool. He also likes crafts and Monster High toys. Ricky is looking forward to finding his forever family. Shayla is an adorable little girl who loves to dance. She just started ballet classes and loves them! She is shy at fir.......View More
Steven, the oldest of five children, is a handsome and smart young man. He is aware of his surroundings and what is transpiring with his case. He likes to be in the know and ask questions. Steven prefers to be told the truth, however, when he does not like the truth he will shut down, but eventually comes around and speaks about his feelings. Steven enjoys playing basketball and is on a recreational team. Steven has stated he wants a family who is active and will allow him to play sports. Stephanie, the oldest girl of the.......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