"My name is Arie and I am very athletic and also very outgoing. I enjoy singing, dancing, and cheerleading. Sometimes, I am overprotective of my little sister. My favorite subject in school is math and I get all A’s and B’s. I would like to go out with my family and do fun activities such as going to the movies, bowling, swimming, and going to amusement parks. I enjoy eating dinner with my family at the table." "My name is Abbey and I enjoy playing with my Barbie doll, going bowling, and playing games on my tablet. I like.......View More
Diane is a young lady with a beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She is a positive person with a good sense of humor. Diane is described as “friendly, independent, resilient, cares about others and is compliant”. Diane is currently in high school and made the honor roll at school for the first quarter. Diane enjoys helping care for her younger sisters. Ashley is a sweet girl who uses a wheelchair due to her disability. She is non-verbal but responds to light, motion, touch and the sound of the voices of her sisters and .......View More
Lucas is a friendly and likeable young man. He is very attentive to the needs and emotions of others and also loves animals. Lucas responds positively to individual attention. He enjoys being helpful and responds well when he feels he has been of assistance to someone. Lucas likes drawing and coloring, playing video games, watching movies and spending time on the computer. He also likes to show off his talents of playing music, singing and dancing. Lucas is doing very well in school where his favorite subjects are ar.......View More
Tia is a pretty and energetic young lady with an engaging smile and cheerful personality. She has a positive sense of self and takes pride in helping others. Tia can be quiet and shy but is friendly as you get to know her. She has good leadership qualities and likes dressing in the latest fashions. Tia enjoys listening to hip hop music, dancing, singing, watching movies, playing computer games and socializing with her friends. Tia also likes playing sports and is on the school basketball team. When she grows up, Tia would like t.......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 Public Welfare. 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