Jason is a soft-spoken, polite young man. He may be a little shy and quiet when you first meet him; he warms up rather quickly and is very friendly. He is a mature teenager and very self-aware. He enjoys doing a variety of things in his spare time such as reading books and playing video games. He does not play too often, but he is always on the search for a new game to delve into. His favorite subject in school is science, and when he is not learning about it in the classroom he loves watching science television programs. When he.......View More
Keilen, Destiny, and Amara are a sibling group of a brother and his two younger sisters. Keilen is a sweet, handsome boy who initially presents as shy, but warms up quickly. He’s very active and loves to color, read, and play games, particularly “Go Fish.” Some of his favorite foods include turkey, spaghetti, French Fries, and strawberries. His favorite movie is “Finding Dory.” He thrives when given a consistent, structured routine with clear directives, and one-on-one attention. Destiny is a friendly, sassy gi.......View More
Jenna is a friendly and outgoing girl with blonde hair and blue eyes. She enjoys doing arts and crafts projects, playing outside, reading, and riding her bicycle. Jenna also likes experimenting with make-up and painting her fingernails. She loves attending school where she earns A’s and B’s in her classes and gets along well with her classmates. Brayden is a young boy with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a charming smile and a zest for life. He’s athletically inclined for his age and loves playing games. He likes Tra.......View More
Meet Jess, Jake, and Julia! Jess is the oldest of the group and she describes herself as bubbly and smart. She enjoys coloring, watching movies, going to the park, and listening to music. She excels academically and enjoys her math and science classes. Jake is next, and is described as being respectful and creative. He enjoys riding his bike, skateboarding, listening to music, and playing video games. Jake also enjoys participating in youth group at church. Some of his favorite foods include pizza rolls,.......View More
Riley is an intelligent, beautiful, self-motivated, and inspired fashionista who is very independent. She excels in school where she maintains honor roll and has a dynamic social life. After completing school, Riley anticipates going to medical school to become a Pediatrician. On Friday nights you would find Riley at the football game with her friends pouring over the latest fashion and styles. She also likes reminiscing over some of her favorite Disney movies. Riley would love to have a dog, preferably a husky. In the spring sh.......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