"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
Raymond is a young man with brown hair and green eyes. He is described as a quiet and outgoing boy who loves reading and playing with Legos. He is very welcoming and has an infectious smile. His other interests include playing outside, collecting Pokemon cards, and playing games on a computer tablet. Raymond is a well-organized boy and does fairly well in school and has good interactions with his teachers. He does have an IEP to help with reading and math. He has a tendency to be very animated when he is frustrated or upse.......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
David is a pleasant, helpful, friendly young boy. He has lots of energy and would play outside for hours if he could. David loves swimming, playing basketball and tossing a football around. David craves attention and does well with male parental figures in his life. Natalie is a happy, energetic, young girl. She enjoys playing with her dolls, riding her scooter and playing soccer. Natalie typically takes charge when interacting with her peers and her brother. She is accustomed to being a leader and protector. She is learn.......View More
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
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