Meet Camren and Kareem, two brothers looking for a forever family. Camren is the older brother. He likes to eat, and his favorite foods are –surprise pizza and macaroni and cheese. He enjoys watching shows on Disney and Nickelodeon. He loves to be outside, doing things like playing football, fishing, and flying his remote-controlled helicopter. He is most proud of himself for completing chores to earn money. He shows people he cares about them by giving them hugs. He is working on managing his thoughts and feelings in p.......View More
Jewel is a loving and affectionate young lady who has cerebral palsy. She is pleasant, delightful and has a beautiful smile. Jewel is able to communicate her needs and plays well by herself. She entertains herself by looking at magazines and books, playing with her “Leapster” and “Barbie Computer” and bouncing a basketball. One of her favorite activities is watching Disney movies, especially “Sleeping Beauty” and “Snow White.” Jewel loves school and gets along well with her classmates. All families will be cons.......View More
Rebecca is a friendly girl who enjoys being around people, greeting others with a smile, and giving hugs. She is often playing right along side her younger brothers. Rebecca enjoys playing with toys, running up and down grassy hills, coloring, and watching movies, especially “Frozen.” She really likes playing with objects that make noise. She loves the color purple and jewelry. She has a pink beaded necklace that she likes to wear. Her favorite food is bananas. Medically, Rebecca was born with several conditions; however th.......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 li.......View More
Sara is a sweet young old girl who lives with her bother Dexter. Sarah has nursing care throughout the week and they love to care for her. She enjoys when the caregivers paint her nails and do her hair. Sara likes to be held and at times her personality will come out and she will show her adorable dimples. Dexter is an adorable little boy who loves to ask questions. He loves trains and cars. He thrives on a daily schedule and likes to attend daycare throughout the week. Dexter is learning to eat new foods all the time. He 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