Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children is a non-profit organization that has been providing adoption and adoption support services for over a century. The Spence-Chapin Way is to provide guidance and support to children, women, and families throughout all our program areas.
Begin your adoption journey with confidence and ease. Our expert team of professionals will guide you every step of the way, from home study to placement, and everything in between.
If you or someone you know is facing an unplanned pregnancy and don’t know where to turn, Spence-Chapin can help. Our caring and compassionate experts will talk you through all of your options. We offer free, unbiased, and confidential counseling and community resources for expectant parents.
For more than 110 years, Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children has supported thousands of children, women, and families. Throughout that history, we have always strived to ensure that our services and programs evolve as the communities we serve change and grow, and that we are able to respond to the needs of children, whatever their challenges or circumstances. What began as two small nurseries providing care for infants and growing families to adoption, is today an expansive community and family services organization with a global reach. We felt it was time that our logo and brand reflected that.
Spence-Chapin is excited to announce that our headquarters has moved to a new location! Our new home is located at 120 East 16th Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10003.
Centrally situated in the heart of Irving Place in Union Square—a district with as rich and vibrant a history as our own—our new headquarters will be more accessible to the children, women, and families we serve. It will provide us with the space to host a variety of new and exciting community events and programs, to offer our wide range of therapy and counseling services to meet different needs and ages, and to continue to connect families through adoption.
Once the dust has settled, we will invite everyone in the Spence-Chapin Family to visit our new headquarters during our Space to Grow Launch Party in March of 2023, with more details forthcoming. In the meantime, we will be updating our Space to Grow: New Headquarters page on our website with photos and videos of the new location. We can’t wait to show you around!
This film, Every Step of the Way, premiered at the Spence-Chapin 2022 Gala and chronicles the adoption journey of a family from the moment the birth mother meets with adoptive parents, to the adoptee’s high school graduation. Every step of the way, Spence-Chapin was there to offer support through our counseling services, community programming, and more. This film depicts just one journey, but represents the unique journeys of so many individuals and families who are connected through adoption.
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