There are hundreds of children in the Lancaster County foster care system. Every child, along with their siblings, needs to be in a safe, stable home during this time.
Because of COVID-19, schools were closed, appointments at doctor’s offices are limited and children are not attending church and other community activities. These are often many of the places where abuse or neglect of a child is first detected and reported. During this time of social distancing, COBYS Family Services continues our care to children and families involved in the foster care system. As we adjust to ongoing restrictions as well as the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus, we anticipate an even greater need for foster and adoptive families. COBYS will be here to answer the expected increased call for services.
If you have ever considered becoming a foster or adoptive parent to children in the foster care system, now is the time to contact COBYS Family Services. We’ll help you learn about the ways you can provide a safe and loving home to children in need. There are short and long-term care options for you to consider. While there is always a need for qualified resource families, with our area’s current restricted social contact, we anticipate a greater need than normal as restrictions are lifted.
We walk with children and families throughout the foster care process and life-long journey of adoption. COBYS provides post adoption/permanency services, when the life-long portion of the process begins. Family nurturing, counseling and advocacy resources are available free of charge to adoptive families no matter where the adoption occurred. You are not alone. Adoption and legal guardianship are amazing callings, but they are not without effort and occasional pitfalls. Sign up before crisis mode sets in. Hope, understanding and free support for adoptive families and legal custodians/guardians.
Contact us today to discuss assistance we can provide: firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-656-6580
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[We foster to] give children the opportunity to experience consistency and structure and to let them be kids without concerns that are for adults, such as meals, clothing, caring for other siblings, etc. We do respite to assist other foster families as other families assist us as well. – COBYS Resource Parents Tiff and Jeff