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Laura McMann
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NHS Human Services/Pocono Mountain
912 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA - 18360
Josh(Age 8)
“Hi! I am Elizabeth and I have a little brother Josh. In September, Josh came to live with me in my foster home. This is exciting because I never lived with my brother before…EVER! So far it’s been great. I love my brother a lot and I don’t really like being without him. He’s very cuddly and very funny. We are both bookworms. I am thinking he will soon be old enough for me to introduce him to my favorite series: Harry Potter. Josh has shared with me that he doesn’t like Harry Potter at this point, but I am trying to bring him to the ‘potter side’.”

“My name is Josh, and my big sister Elizabeth and I are looking for a forever family together. I moved into her foster home, and it’s been really exciting because we have never really lived together before. We also have a little sister, she lives with her dad, but we still get to see her, which is also really cool. Everyone tells me I'm a cute and funny little boy, although I don't know what they're talking about, I'm just me! I love books, just like my sister, and we have a lot of the same interests, although she says I can be an annoying little brother sometimes, she still plays with me when I ask her to.”

Elizabeth and Josh would do best in a two parent traditional family who will allow them to have ongoing contact with their younger sister and some extended family members. This adorable sister and brother are anxiously awaiting their forever family.

Elizabeth and Joshua are not yet legally free for adoption, however when a permanent resource is identified the county will enact final steps to terminate parental rights.

For more information, please contact the SWAN Helpline by calling 1.800.585.7926.
Families must have an approved Family Profile (home study) to adopt a child. Only those families with approved profiles will be considered by the child’s caseworker in the county children and youth agency with custody of the child.
The information is given by PAE based solely on the statement of the family that they are approved to adopt. Families in Pennsylvania without an approved Family Profile are directed to contact 1-800-585-SWAN1-800-585-SWAN to pursue an agency in their geographic area. Families living outside of Pennsylvania are encouraged to work with an agency in their state to prepare the profile.
Tom Wolf, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania