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 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 ...
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children announced today that, in addition to New York and New Jersey, it has become licensed as an adoption agency in the state of Connecticut. The century old agency will now be able to offer all adoption services as well as mental and emotional health pro...
Spence-Chapin, a non-profit adoption and family services agency, today announced that the Honorable Bryanne A. Hamill (Retired) has joined the 108-year-old agency’s Board of Directors. The retired New York City and State Family Court Judge will serve on both the Legal Risk Management & Human ...
Spence-Chapin, a non-profit adoption and family services agency, today announced that Caroline Gallagher has joined the 107-year-old agency as EVP, Chief Development Officer. Gallagher will design, implement and manage all fundraising activities. In this role she will help develop programs that p...
Spence-Chapin, a non-profit adoption and family services agency, announced today, two separate partnerships – Catholic Guardian Services and The New York Foundling – both aim to service the New York City foster care population. Spence-Chapin will be working with both agencies to improve the perma...
Spence-Chapin, a New York City-based non-profit adoption and family services agency, announced today that they are now accepting applications for their international Primary Provider Program.
The Primary Provider Program supports Spence-Chapin’s mission of providing adoption and adoption-r...
Douglas and Christen Driscoll, were recently honored with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's 2015 Angels in Adoption™ award in Washington, D.C. The Driscoll’s were nominated for the award by Spence-Chapin and selected for the award by Sen. Charles Schumer.
Spence-Chapin announced that it has been recognized for its employee adoption benefits by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Spence-Chapin was ranked 87th on the organization’s 2015 Best A...