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 Public Welfare. 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