Allie is a smart, outgoing, and helpful young lady. She loves helping others and is studying nursing at a technical school in order to pursue a career in working with the older population. She is a very neat and organized person. She has a close bond with her sister and always looks out for her. Allie enjoys hanging out with her friends and making Tik Tok dance videos on the internet. Her favorite food is pizza and she is not a picky eater. She always strives to become a better person and help others. She enjoys being on her phone, pl.......View More
Eric is a smart and unique boy who is good at math. Eric is kind and playful with his siblings. He loves building with Legos and playing video games. Eric likes the colors blue, red, and gray. His favorite food is pizza. Eric was asked how he would spend $1,000,000 to which he replied he would give most of it to charity. Eric would like the money to be used to build parks and recreation areas for children in areas of need. Alex is a friendly and engaging boy who loves dinosaurs and can spend hours discussing the many char.......View More
Meet Kyle, Alex, Jon, and Ian! Kyle is the oldest of the bunch and enjoys his video games and tablet, which includes playing educational games. All of the boys love spending time together and ending every night with a board game around the kitchen table. Alex shares his brother’s love of pizza and the outdoors; he loves playing with his brothers as well. Alex has big dreams and one day would love to become a police officer or join the military. Alex loves watching shows like “Paw Patrol”, and he enjoys the char.......View More
Addie describes herself as sociable, irreplaceable, and hopeful. She enjoys swimming, playing volleyball and taking pictures. In regards to school, her favorite subject is history, as she loves learning about the past. Upon graduating from high school, she would like to either go to college for psychology or sociology. Her favorite food is stuffed shells. She has a twin sister and she doesn’t let her forget that she is older by one minute. Some of the things that she would enjoy doing with her forever family are movie nights, go.......View More
Meet the dynamic duo of Samantha and Adam! Samantha is an exciting young girl who enjoys coloring, especially unicorns! If you ask Samantha what her favorite television show is, she’ll tell you it is My Little Pony. Her favorite characters are all of the ponies, and Spike! She also loves horses. Samantha likes doing arts and crafts and is eager to find her forever family. Adam is laid back and loves to watch movies or play videogames on his tablet. He has been playing games to help him with word recognition and m.......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