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​Post-Adoption Services

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:

  1. 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. 
  2. Support Group Service — Helps build relationships, forms a community of mentoring, provides education and offers socialization and recreational activities for families and/or their children. 
  3. 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.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), which is in part comprised of the Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.