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.
We view fostering and adoption as a way of living out our belief that every human being is created in the image of God and should be loved and cared for from the moment of conception. – COBYS Resource Parents Austin and Cathy