Valerie Pritchett anchors abc27 News Live at Five and abc27 News at 7pm.
A project close to Val's heart is Val's Kids. Val's Kids features children in foster care who, through the Statewide Adoption Network, are looking for permanent homes.
A community volunteer, Valerie is the honorary co-chair for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, and the honorary chair for Daffodil Days events. She assists The Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania, The American Literacy Corporation, and many other non profit organizations. Valerie is also a member of the United Way Women's Leadership Network.
The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN)
is a partnership among the Department of Public Welfare (DPW), the Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange, public and private adoption agencies, organizations, advocates, judges, the legal community, and foster and adoptive parents. The network is administered by DPW through a prime contractor. As the mission statement reflects, the purpose is to build a better collaborative adoption process in Pennsylvania.
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. The children featured in the Photo Album
are some of our children waiting to be adopted.