Dhanayah is a shy and quiet young lady but open and receptive to the adults in her life. She is described as sweet, helpful, and pleasant. The foster family reports that she has shown great improvement in engaging and interacting with others. She finds solace and happiness when around animals and as such looks forward to participating in horseback riding once a week. She expresses the typical protective, older sister bond with her siblings. Sahbay, like most young boys, is a very energetic young man who thrives when en.......View More
Raymond is a young man with brown hair and green eyes. He is described as a quiet and outgoing boy who loves reading and playing with Legos. He is very welcoming and has an infectious smile. His other interests include playing outside, collecting Pokemon cards, and playing games on a computer tablet. Raymond is a well-organized boy and does fairly well in school and has good interactions with his teachers. He does have an IEP to help with reading and math. He has a tendency to be very animated when he is frustrated or upse.......View More
Say hello to this terrific duo! Adam, the elder of the pair, has a friendly and loving personality with an adorable smile. His favorite activities include playing outside and going swimming. He also enjoys drawing and says his favorite subject in school is art. He’s interested in superheroes, his favorites being Superman and Ironman. His favorite color is red. Adam is nurturing towards his little brother and his other siblings. Andrew is the younger of the duo, is friendly and cooperative, but a little more shy than h.......View More
Henry is a friendly and kind young boy, who can be reserved initially when meeting new people; however, it doesn't take long for him to warm up and start a conversation. Henry performs on grade-level in school and enjoys attending his classes. He has stated that although he enjoys school, he doesn’t like when other students are mean or use bad language. Henry is intuitive, loving, sensitive, and caring. Likewise, he is described as a helper and will often ask his foster family if they need help with cooking or cleaning. Henry loves pl.......View More
Meet the charming duo of Brooklynn and Serenity, sisters in need of a forever family. Brooklynn is the older sister. She’s bright, loves and is good with animals, and likes to keep busy. Indoors, she enjoys playing with Barbie’s, Lego blocks, and doing arts and crafts. Outdoors, she likes to ride her bicycle, play soccer, and other sports, or just playing. She likes Disney movies and her favorites are “Frozen” and “The Descendants.” She loves to sing and dance and her favorite singer is Selena Gomez. Her favorite food is.......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