Is It Time? Families considering foster care

COBYS is looking for loving foster families

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.

Now more than ever

Because of COVID-19, schools are 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 quarantine, COBYS Family Services continues our services to children and families involved in the foster care system.

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. COBYS will be here to answer the expected increased call for services.


We need families across our community to join us in providing loving care to children by becoming resource parents. Resource families are a critical part of the foster care system as they serve children and create supportive relationships with birth families. 


Please prayerfully consider for you and your family if foster care or adoption is right for you. Is It Time?


Learn more about becoming a Foster Care/Resource Family or sign up for a FREE Information Session.


Individuals and families interested in becoming Resource Parents, and churches interested in promoting the need for Resource Families please contact us at or 717-656-6580.


For a preview to Foster Care, please watch and share this video. Hear three COBYS foster families discuss how and why they provide love, guidance, nurture and structure children need to heal from past experiences to realize their God-given potential, through one of three types of foster care.


Our Mission

Motivated by Christian faith, COBYS Family Services educates, supports, and empowers children and adults to reach their full potential.

So thankful for this course and I feel much more equipped to parent children from hard places. Before TBRI I was honestly feeling very nervous about handing behaviors but I feel like I have a lot of tools in my back pocket to help these children now. Thanks so much for making this course available to us!

– COBYS Resource parent