Advocacy • Support Group • Respite

These services are available to any family who has adopted, whether or not they adopted their child from the foster care and to those families who have provided permanency to children from the foster care system through permanent legal custodianship or formal kinship care. Families self-refer by calling the SWAN Helpline (800-585-SWAN) to request these services. The services represent a continuum of services designated to strengthen and support these families and assist in strengthening the special needs adoption community at the local level.

Reference: The Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) bulletin #3350-03-01 provides detailed policies and procedures regarding the definition, responsibility and implementation of each unity.