About

Spence-Chapin has been offering exceptional adoption and family services for more than 110 years. The organization helps find loving families for children whatever their needs or circumstances and provides counseling and support for all children and the families to whom they have been born or entrusted. Spence-Chapin’s roots were established in the early 1900s with the pioneering work of Ms. Clara Spence and Dr. Henry and Mrs. Alice Chapin, who created nurseries for infants abandoned on the streets of New York City, led humanitarian efforts, and created families for children of all abilities through adoption. Spence-Chapin has since expanded to include other comprehensive, award-winning support programs and has served more than 25,000 children, women, and families through domestic, international and special needs adoption, post-adoption support, therapy and counseling services, and humanitarian aid programs such as the International Granny Program. Find out more at spence-chapin.org.