The Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network (SWAN) reports that approximately 2,500 Pennsylvania children are waiting for adoption. While some of these children will be adopted by their current foster parents, many others are legally free for adoption but do not have an identified permanent home. These children often are called “waiting children.” COBYS adoption staff seek homes for such children through a service called Child Specific Recruitment. From time to time we feature children on this page who need an adoptive home.
Meeting the needs of special needs children can be difficult but also rewarding as we see the progress they make: learning to talk, strengthening leg muscles, learning what foods to feed them to gain weight, and seeing them get well when they are sick. – COBYS Resource Parents Dennis & Ann