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PA'S Waiting Children
The children featured are representative of Pennsylvania's waiting children.  Learn more
We gave 12 PA kids who are waiting to be adopted a chance to create their own documentary-style film.  Watch it here.
PA Adoption Information Registry
PAIR is a medical and social history database designed for adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth relatives who would like to share or obtain medical or social history.  Learn 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.


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.
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