In the state of Pennsylvania, approximately 2,500 children who are in the foster care system are seeking permanency with a family. When children who are placed into foster care are not able to be reunited with their birth family, another form of permanency is sought. At times, children remain with their foster family who adopts the child, and other times the child is moved to a new home for the purpose of adoption. As an affiliate of the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN), COBYS Family Services is part of a network of public and private organizations that share a common goal of providing permanent homes in a timely fashion for Pennsylvania’s foster children.
Children are placed into potentially adoptive homes when they have been placed into foster care and cannot be reunified with their birth family. They are children who are:
For some children who have no identified family resource COBYS works diligently to find a permanent resource through our Child Specific Recruitment program. Please see Waiting Children to learn more about these children. You can also meet additional children waiting to be adopted at www.adoptpakids.org.
Want to take the next step in learning about becoming a foster to adopt family with COBYS? Click the link for a short form to request an Inquiry Packet, a call from a Resource Home Coordinator, and/or to register for an Information Session.
Our original intention was to only foster and not to adopt, but we have grown to love our foster daughters and have decided to adopt them, if that is what is needed. The greatest joy is seeing our children become secure and happy, learning about God and the world around them.
– COBYS Resource Parents