Post Adoption Services

Post Adoption Services are offered to ensure that families are provided the support they need to encourage long-term permanency for children. These services are free of charge to Pennsylvania families and are subsidized through the Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN). Families self-refer for these short-term services, which are used to support the child and family after the adoption or guardianship has been finalized. Services include:

Case Advocacy

  • Mediating between birth families and adopted children
  • Networking with other community service providers
    Providing therapeutic resources
    Acting as advocates to obtain specialized help

Respite Care

  • Family activities that enhance attachment and bonding
  • Daytime or overnight care for children by trained respite providers
  • Camp experiences

Support Groups

  • Evidence-based parenting programs that enhance attachment and build a network of support with other participants
  • Small group training for young children who exhibit challenging behaviors
  • Structured support groups for girls aged 9-18

Who Qualifies?
You qualify for these free services if you live in Pennsylvania and have adopted a child (domestically or internationally) or are a permanent legal guardian or kinship care provider. To learn more, contact us at postperm@cobys.org or 800-452-6517

The most rewarding thing, by far, was seeing a sibling group be able to go home to a stable, healthy environment because their parents worked hard and sacrificed to restore their family. We are still in touch with those kids and it is so fulfilling to see them growing and thriving with their family. – COBYS Resource Parents Ron and Mary