Submitted by Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children
Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, a non-profit adoption and family services agency, announced today they are accepting applications from families on their waitlist for domestic infant adoption.
“For more than 100 years, we have operated our domestic infant adoption program,” says Adam Cotumaccio, President, Spence-Chapin. “Because of our continued success over this past year, we can once again open up this vital program to our waiting list of families.” The Domestic Adoption Program supports Spence-Chapin’s mission of providing adoption and adoption-related services of the highest quality. Additionally, the program supports Spence-Chapin’s work of finding homes for older children, sibling groups and children with special needs.
“The Domestic Adoption Program is the program on which Spence-Chapin was founded,” says Antoinette Cockerham, LCSW, Director, Domestic Adoption Program, Spence-Chapin. “It is core to who we are as an agency. The adoption services that we provide to birth parents, their children, and to adoptive parents are vital in many communities.”
As birth parents and families start their adoption journey, Spence-Chapin's team of experienced social workers provides guidance, education and emotional support throughout the process. In addition to adoption services, Spence-Chapin offers supportive, non-judgmental, comprehensive options counseling to women trying to plan for the future of their infants –whether they decide to parent themselves, to seek family support, to apply for public assistance or to explore adoption. “The hospitals and institutions that serve pregnant women increasingly value the confidential counseling services we provide to women,” Cockerham says. “And as a result, many more are turning to us for support and counseling. This enables us to help more birth parents make an informed choice for their child’s future,” says Cockerham.
About Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children
Spence-Chapin is an adoption and family service agency bringing over 100 years of experience in finding families for children. Spence-Chapin’s fundamental belief is that Every Child Deserves A Family. Through their Modern Family Center, Spence-Chapin has broadened their impact and provides support, workshops, and counseling services for: birth parents, adoptive parents, families formed through adoption, teens, children with special needs, and adoptees at every life stage.
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.