FAMILY SOCIAL 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 given the support they need to encourage a long term positive environment for both adoption and foster care programs in Pennsylvania.
Post-Permanency Services are offered to all families who have adopted, whether or not they adopted a child from the child welfare system; and to kinship and permanent legal custodianship families who provide permanency to a foster child.
Families self-refer for SWAN Post-Permanency Services by calling the SWAN Helpline at 1-800-585-7926 as this is a voluntary service that the family must request. Upon your call, the Helpline personnel ask questions, gather information from the family and then explain the process for a family to receive the services. The family is provided with the contact information of affiliates who offer the services they select. When an affiliate is chosen by the family, the referral is made and the assessment process begins.