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.