COBYS educates and supports individuals, couples, and families facing unplanned pregnancies as they make life-changing decisions about their future and the future of their unborn baby. Our trained counselors help those facing unplanned pregnancies to arrive at their own answers to tough questions and ultimately decide what is best for themselves and their unborn child. Whether the decision is to parent or seek an adoptive family, COBYS birth parent counselors serve as a source of support and encouragement.
For those who choose to parent their child, COBYS birth parent counselors:
For those who choose to make an adoption plan, COBYS birth parent counselors:
In most circumstances open adoption is beneficial for the birth family, adoptive family and, most importantly, the adopted child. COBYS works with birth parents and adoptive families to determine what level of openness is appropriate for their specific situation. Examples of openness can include meeting the adoptive family, receiving photographs of the child, providing family medical history to adoptive parents, exchanging e-mails, and ongoing contact as the child grows.
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