The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) offers post-permanency services (often referred to as post-adoption services) to Pennsylvania families to ensure that families are provided the support they need for the long term to encourage a positive life-long experience for both adoption and foster care programs in Pennsylvania. Three post-permanency services are offered:
Case Advocacy Service — Ensures that families receive access to services designed to meet their needs after they have made a permanent commitment to a child.
Group Service — Helps build relationships, forms a community of mentoring, provides education and offers socialization and recreational activities for families and/or their children.
Respite Service — Provides families with planned breaks to support a consistent level of parenting.
Families self-refer for SWAN Post-Permanency Services by calling the SWAN Helpline at 1-800-585-7926 or email
The SWAN Post-Permanency Brochure contains general information about this service for families and agencies.
Learn more about adoption and foster care support services.