Nazmire is a young man who is able to communicate with facial expressions and vocalizations. Though he is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is non-verbal, he recognizes and responds to his name. Nazmire smiles when spoken to directly and laughs spontaneously. Determinedly, he uses a walker with assistance. Nazmire loves to eat and had been eating finely chopped food, but now is receiving his nutrition through a g-tube. He enjoys the company of others and listening to music. Nazmire participates in social and recreational activiti.......View More
This adorable and sweet sibling group of five is seeking an adoptive home where they can reside together. The siblings are very connected and have resided together throughout most of their young lives. Family is extremely important to all five children. All five of the kids enjoy similar activities, such as watching movies, playing outside, jumping on trampolines and going to parks. They all very much enjoy simple everyday family activities and are all very helpful when it comes to pitching in with household tasks and.......View More
Chris is a sweet boy who loves video games and cars. He is an easy going child who has a good sense of humor. Chris can be quiet and reserved when meeting new people, especially adults. Once he is comfortable, he becomes talkative. Chris enjoys many activities such as playing with LEGOs and Matchbox cars, riding his bike and video games. Chris does well with routine. His favorite foods are pizza, chili and mashed potatoes and he loves to wash it down with his favorite beverage, Mountain Dew. One food that Chris does not like is.......View More
Calvin is a young boy who enjoys playing outside when the weather is nice and playing with his helicopters and video games. Calvin likes watching “Bey Blades” and his favorite movie is “Ice Cream Land.” His favorite foods include spaghetti, chicken, cookies and cake. Jack is a young boy who loves watching the Cartoon Network and enjoys playing with his helicopters, yo-yos and electronic games. Jack also enjoys playing outside when the weather is nice. His favorite food is pizza. Calvin and Jack each have an in.......View More
"My name is Arie and I am very athletic and also very outgoing. I enjoy singing, dancing, and cheerleading. Sometimes, I am overprotective of my little sister. My favorite subject in school is math and I get all A’s and B’s. I would like to go out with my family and do fun activities such as going to the movies, bowling, swimming, and going to amusement parks. I enjoy eating dinner with my family at the table." "My name is Abbey and I enjoy playing with my Barbie doll, going bowling, and playing games on my tablet. I like.......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