Chris is a friendly and genuine young man who enjoys making those around him smile. When Chris isn’t jumping on the trampoline outside, he loves playing on his tablet, as he really enjoys watching different YouTube videos or playing his favorite game, “Clash and Clams.” Chris resides in a foster home with his two younger sisters, whom he enjoys making laugh, and spending time playing outside with. Chris used to be a picky eater, but those days are long gone! His foster mother worked with him on trying new foods, and now this kid .......View More
Leo is a young boy who enjoys joking around, learning about cars, computers, and reading books. He loves to play basketball and go swimming. Destiny is a young girl who loves to help others, cook, and clean, except for her own bedroom. Her favorite food is spaghetti. Destiny says that she loves just about any small cute animal, especially dogs and puppies. She also says that she loves her brother. Leo and Destiny are a sibling group looking for a home where they can stay together. Can you be the family this wonderful .......View More
Hello, my name is Nazmire. I am not quite like other teens my age. I communicate with my facial expressions and unique vocalization sounds. I consider myself to be a loving, humble, kind-hearted person. I am very easy going and usually amused by anything. I smile really big when spoken to directly and was told I have a beautiful laugh. I have a ton of energy and enjoy going outside for walks, when I am able too. I like to stay active, both physically and mentally. I also enjoy listening to music and when others read to me. I par.......View More
Meet Corey: a creative and insightful young man that enjoys many artistic pursuits including photography and music. Corey's favorite genre is RAP. He truly connects to the lyrics, finding great meaning in those who describe overcoming life’s difficulties and remaining strong and true to yourself. Corey recently completed a project in the Japanese art of Kintsugi (fixing broken pottery with gold) and he expressed how the repaired bowl represented his life, stating that each challenge he experiences “only makes him stronger and mor.......View More
You can usually find Jayden either on the basketball courts or playing his favorite video game, Fortnite. Jayden is a big sports fan, particularly basketball. He’d love to watch a Cleveland Cavaliers game with you, especially if you have macaroni and cheese with tuna. Jayden is talented, athletic, and smart. He especially enjoys American History and loves learning about the past! Jayden also enjoys spending time with his friends and going to the weight room after school. However, he also values his alone time and likes to blow of.......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