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 free birth parent counseling for families facing unplanned pregnancies; and 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.

Oh, my word, the support from everyone was outstanding. COBYS staff genuinely care about what they are doing and genuinely care for their resource families. Every person we dealt was wonderful, kind – I could write a lot about all the support we have gotten through this process! 🙂 – COBYS Resource Parents Jeremy and Nicole