Adoption

Adoption is a beautiful way to build a family and provide a stable, loving home for a child. COBYS Family Services facilitates adoptions of foster children through the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). In addition, we provide a variety of adoption-related services to assist families who are seeking to adopt and to support those who already have adopted.

Recognizing that many adoptive families need support long after an adoption is finalized, COBYS provides free Post Adoption Services for families beyond adoption day to help them achieve the best outcomes possible.

In the State of Pennsylvania, approximately 2,500 children are seeking permanency with a family. COBYS works diligently to find an adoptive home for children 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.

COBYS provides additional adoption-related services, including home studies and post placement supervision for families pursuing private adoption or adoptions through other agencies.

Here’s a story about one COBYS family’s adoption experience.

[Pre-service training] opened up a wide range of topics that were quite applicable to our current life as foster parents. Training was very helpful as it made us more aware of the complexities that can arise when dealing with children (and birth parents) from difficult situations. We really liked hearing other foster families come in and discuss their experiences. – COBYS Resource Parents Austin and Cathy