State Wide Adoption Network (SWAN)

The agency has a contractual agreement with the state to provide adoption services for children and adoptive applicants referred through SWAN. The children may be from anywhere in Pennsylvania and the adoptive families may be from Erie County or any surrounding county. The children’s local Office of Children & Youth refers the children to SWAN.

We provide services to assess the child’s needs, compile social history information, and prepare them for placement and adoption. The children typically will be those considered having “special needs” and of the same background as described in the Child Welfare Program.

Adoptive families may be couples or single individuals who will be assessed for adoption of special needs children. The geographical area to be served encompasses Erie, Crawford, Warren, and Venango Counties. The only fees involved are minimal legal fees.