SPENCE-CHAPIN IS AN ACCREDITED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN OFFERING QUALITY ADOPTION SERVICES FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS. Our mission is to help find loving families for children whatever their needs or circumstances, and provide counseling and support for all children and the families to whom they have been born or entrusted. Our mission is driven by the simple belief that every child deserves a family.
Spence-Chapin focuses on finding adoptive homes for children who need families; promoting the understanding of adoption through counseling and public education; and improving adoption's image and practice. Through our Modern Family Center we are helping each family member navigate their individual adoption stories with clarity and confidence. Spence-Chapin's roots can be traced to the early 1900s and the pioneering work of Clara Spence, and Dr. and Mrs. Henry Chapin, who independently established nurseries out of concern for homeless infants abandoned in hospitals and shelters.
Today, Spence-Chapin is proud of our role as a prominent voice and leading advocate for adoption, and of our commitment to the wellbeing of all members of the adoption triad: birth parents, adoptive parents, and their children.
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children held their Annual “Welcome Home” Gala last Tuesday evening, November 5, 2019 at Current at Chelsea Piers, raising over $300,000. More than 250 guests gathered to help celebrate adoption and to “welcome home” many of the children, women, and families...
WHAT: Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children (Spence-Chapin) is hosting various activities throughout the month of November including Voices of Adoption: Adoptee Stories About Search and Reunion, in honor of National Adoption Month. The event is hosted by Jessi...
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Current at Chelsea Piers, Spence-Chapin will host its 2019 Annual Gala to celebrate a second century of service, and to “Welcome Home” adoptive families, friends, and supporters who understand the importance of a safe,...
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, a premier and globally recognized non-profit adoption and family services organization, is proud to announce that it has been recognized as an Innovator in LGBTQ inclusion in Celebrating Everyday Change-Makers in Child Welfa...
Who: Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children (Spence-Chapin) has been offering exceptional adoption services for over a century. Our mission is to help find loving families for children whatever their needs or circumstances and provide counseling and supp...
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, a premier and globally recognized non-profit adoption and family services organization, announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Yekaterina (Kate) Trambitskaya as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Spence-C...
Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children held their Annual Gala last Thursday evening, May 3, 2018 at Current at Chelsea Piers. Support for Spence-Chapin’s Annual Gala furthers the 110-year old organization’s guiding principle that every child deserves a family....
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children celebrates the Donaldson Adoption Institute’s (DAI) legacy of research and advocacy, and recognizes everyone involved in promoting the Institute's mission for more than 20 years.
“We appreciate the many contributions DAI provided to the adop...
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, in New York, NY, was recognized as a top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, America’s only nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding homes for children in foster care. Spence-Chapin Services to Families ...