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White Hispanic Heritage
Jocelyn Weil
(484) 523-2635(484) 523-2635
Agency Name:
Justice Works Youth Care, Inc.
1500 Ardmore Boulevard
Suite 410
Pittsburgh, PA - 15221
Santi(Age 2)
Angelo(Age 1)
Salvadore is intelligent and outgoing and would love to challenge you at a game of Chess (or any board game for that matter)! When he is not in school, he enjoys going to the playground or kicking around a soccer ball. He is described as helpful and caring, and he particularly enjoys doing science projects or arts and crafts. He loves being the center of attention and typically enjoys playing with his younger siblings, Santi, and Angelo. While he is a fan of most superheroes, you might catch him chomping on some potato chips while watching the “Batman Episode” television show, or maybe even “Star Wars”. Salvadore would love to eat out at a restaurant that has shrimp or to share a cheese pizza with you, but his all-time favorite meal is chicken wings and orange soda! Salvadore loves traditional children’s foods, including chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese. He’s not too thrilled about vegetables, but he does enjoy fruits.

Santi is sweet, inquisitive, and active. His favorite pastime is roughhousing, being swung around, hanging upside down, or being flipped around. Santi is very affectionate, and he loves hugs and praise. He can be shy and does take some time to warm up to strangers, but he becomes more friendly once he feels comfortable. Santi tends to follow his older brother’s lead when he is outside or playing at the playground. Inside the home, Santi enjoys doing puzzles and playing blocks with his younger brother. His favorite song is “Wheels on the Bus”, and he really enjoys watching “Barney” with his younger brother, Angelo. Santi is a pickier eater than his siblings, as he can be sensitive to textures of foods. Santi loves bananas, yogurt, and granola. He loves pointing out shiny objects and listening to the bird’s chirp!

Angelo stays busy exploring his environment and getting into everything! He loves to find canisters and pull them out and play with them. He also enjoys playing with his blocks and crawling around following after his older brother, Santi. Angelo is your typical toddler, and he has started walking. Angelo enjoys pushing chairs around. Angelo has an easy-going, laid-back personality, and is described as affectionate. He enjoys engaging with you through looking at you, smiling, and turning away. He is not described as a picky eater, rather, he will try just about anything you give him. Angelo particularly enjoys bananas. Angelo is at the stage where he is learning many new things through exploring and observing his environment, and he particularly enjoys watching things and people outside. He enjoys letters and numbers, especially when Barney sings about them! Angelo’s favorite indoor activity is playing with his trucks.

The ideal forever family for Salvadore, Santi, and Angelo would be patient, affectionate, and consistent. Their forever family would support birth family contact and be willing and able to maintain familial connections post permanency.

Parental rights have not been terminated for Salvadore, Santi, and Angelo.

For more information, a family can call the SWAN Helpline at 1-800-585-SWAN or have the family worker contact the recruiter, Jocelyn Weil, via telephone or email

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.
Josh Shapiro, Governor / Commonwealth of Pennsylvania