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My name is Nakai! My friends and workers describe me as kind, confident, and a people person. I can have a conversation with anyone and have them leaving with a smile. 

Meet Nakai


I love to draw and create things. Anything art-related is good for me! Illustrating, building centerpieces for the holiday table, and making sprinkle ghosts (my signature craft) are fun ways to use my imagination.

Meet Sodapop


Kenny is energetic, caring, helpful and beautifully unique. He is intelligent and fascinated by music, videos, and sensory appeasing activities.

Meet Kenny

Gavin is a confident, athletic, and creative youth. He's been described as generous, compassionate, and kind. He enjoys helping those who are sick or need assistance.

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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.

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Learn more about becoming a...

Foster Parent

Become a foster parent and provide a safe and loving home to a child in need. Your support can change their life forever.

Start your fostering journey today!

Adoptive Parent

Make a lifelong difference by adopting a child who needs a permanent and loving family. Give them the stability and love they deserve.

Begin your adoption journey now!

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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.

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