Post Permanency Services

Post Permanency Services provide support and hope to adoptive families by offering guidance and validation, creatively troubleshooting obstacles to family sustainment, expanding the family’s network of resources and support, and facilitating bonding and self-care. 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.

Contact us today to discuss assistance we can provide: postperm@cobys.org or 717-656-6580

Refer your family for Post Permanency Services: Call the SWAN Helpline at 1-800-585-7926 or by email at SWANHelpline@diakon-swan.org

 

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

Who Qualifies?

  • You qualify for these free services if you live in Pennsylvania and:
  • Have adopted a child (domestically or internationally)
  • Are a kinship care provider who has adopted or has legal custody/guardianship of a child

 

 

Our caseworker(s) have been excellent sounding boards throughout our current case. COBYS staff have been helpful in giving us parenting tips when we feel we need advice. We sometimes feel like a number in the county’s system, but our COBYS caseworker listens to the challenges we face and affirms us. Our caseworkers also empathize well.

– COBYS Resource Parents Austin and Cathy