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.
Infertility led us to consider other avenues for growing our family. We decided to choose foster care because it is not about us and our desire, but it is about caring for the needs of a child and his/her biological family. Considering the statistics of how many children in Pennsylvania need loving homes, we are motivated to do our small part in changing those numbers. – COBYS Resource Parent Laura