Fostering

Wanted: Foster and Adoptive Families

COBYS is looking for loving families for foster care. Is it time for you?

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.

COBYS is looking for families with:

  • Compassion
  • Acceptance
  • A generous heart for kids
  • A servant spirit
  • Open arms
  • Love

We need families across our community to join us in providing loving care to children by becoming foster or foster to adopt parents.

Foster families are critical in the child welfare system as they serve children and create supportive relationships with birth families. Foster families must complete a rigorous approval process, but there is no “typical” foster family. We need families as unique as the children in care.

  Learn more at the Information Session 

 

 

 

Hear one family’s foster care journey.

 

 

 

 

People, children and adults, in our community need help. COBYS provides that help.

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. Children in Pennsylvania’s child welfare system are unable to live with their biological families due to abuse, neglect or behavioral problems. The goal of foster care is to assist biological families in resolving the issues that led to the child’s placement in foster care so that families can be reunited as quickly and safely as possible. Foster care is intended to be temporary for children. If families cannot be reunified another permanent option, such as adoption, is pursued.

 

Please consider for you and your family if foster care or foster to adoption is right for you. Is it your time?

You can be part of the solution. Here’s how to start.

For an introduction to the world of foster care and adoption through foster care, sign up to learn more and join a FREE Information Session. The COBYS staff will describe the unvarnished, fulfilling, life-altering difference you’ll experience while serving as a resource family, as well as the impact you can have on children and families who are in desperate need of loving help and care.

 

  Learn more at the Information Session 

 

Being a non-traditional “foster kid” myself, I wanted to pass on the love and acceptance I have received from my foster family. – COBYS Resource Parents Ron and Mary