About Spence-Chapin

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.

How To Adopt

Begin your adoption journey with confidence and ease. Our expert team of professionals will guide you every step of the way.


From coaching and counseling to events, and more, our Pre & Post Adoption Services are there for you and your family.

Waiting Children

Visit our waiting child page to learn more about children currently awaiting their forever families.

Cocktails &

In celebration of Black History Month, Spence-Chapin’s very own Antoinette “Toni” Cockerham, COO, will sit down with Michael Funk, Ph.D., professor at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, to discuss raising black children through adoption.

Upcoming Events

To see all upcoming events at Spence-Chapin, please view our events calendar


Domestic Adoption Webinar: African-American, Black, and Latino Prospective Adoptive Parents

Date: Wednesday, February 19

Times: 12:00pm – 01:00pm

Location: Online


Manhattan Birth Parent’s Support Group

Date: Thursday, February 20

Times: 06:00pm – 08:00pm

Location: Spence-Chapin


Cocktails & Conversations: Raising Black Children Through Adoption (In Celebration of Black History Month)

Date: Monday, February 24

Times: 06:30pm – 08:30pm

Location: Spence-Chapin

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Spence-Chapin is a proud recipient of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “All Children – All Families” Innovator in LGBTQ Inclusion seal of recognition for 2019. Spence-Chapin is committed to equality in adoption and is proud of the many children we have placed in loving, stable, same-sex households. Find out more about our adoption pathways for LGBTQ+ families!

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