On Sunday, the Pennsylvania Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network started a new Twitter wide Social Media campaign, using a new Twitter Hashtag for Adoption #MeetTheKids, to help children living in the state of Pennsylvania find forever families through the Foster Care and Adoption System.
#MeetTheKids campaign offers potential foster and adoptive parents the opportunity to peek into the hearts and minds of youth waiting for homes. The TV spots and documentary feature 12 older youth currently in our system who are waiting to be adopted or placed into a loving foster home.
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 loving, forever families.
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.
To get involved, sign onto your Twitter account, search for the Hashtag #MeetTheKids and join in on the conversation. Also, while on Twitter, do not forget to look for Sharon Simons, the founder of Mom at Last, by searching @MomatLast.