Spence-Chapin Announces Expansion into Arizona

For more than 110 years, Spence-Chapin has been committed to our mission that every child deserves a family, and has worked toward our vision of a world where every child belongs, adoption is a celebrated choice, and all families are embraced. Today, we are taking another step closer to that vision by expanding into the state of Arizona. Beginning in 2024, Spence-Chapin will be offering comprehensive Birth & Expectant Parent Services, home study services, and a full-service Domestic Adoption Program through our new regional office in Tucson, Arizona. 

In consideration of opportunities for growing our geographic reach, we carefully explored a multitude of factors, and identified Arizona to be a state with a great need for comprehensive and inclusive adoption services, where our programs would have a profound impact on the lives of those we plan to serve.

We are thrilled to be able to expand to Arizona, while continuing to provide the same high-quality and comprehensive programs and services throughout New York and New Jersey. 

We look forward to providing more details and information on our expansion into Arizona in the weeks and months ahead. 

Learn More about this next chapter of Spence-Chapin

We will continue to provide updates as we embark on this exciting new chapter for Spence-Chapin. Below you will find some initial FAQs, but please check back to this page for more developments as we have them. 

Why Arizona?

For over a century, Spence-Chapin has been providing adoption and adoption support services with primary concentration in the New York City area, on Long Island, and in New Jersey. With our experience and expertise, Spence-Chapin is excited to grow by expanding our services to a new state. In consideration of opportunities for expansion, we carefully explored a multitude of factors to help us determine in which state we would choose to begin our expansion. We have identified Arizona to be a state with a great need for comprehensive and inclusive adoption services. We are thrilled to announce that The Arizona Department of Child Safety granted Spence-Chapin our Arizona License in November 2023.

What services will Spence-Chapin be providing in Arizona?

Under our Arizona license, we are excited to be offering options counseling to birth and expectant parents, adoption home study and post-placement services to adoptive parents, as well as adoption placement services to birth and adoptive parents. All services will be provided by Spence-Chapin social workers who are based in Arizona.

Will Spence-Chapin be accepting Arizona families into the Domestic Adoption Program?

We will be accepting applications from prospective adoptive parents into our Domestic Adoption Program beginning in 2024. If you are in Arizona and interested in learning more about our Domestic Adoption Program, please contact us at AZinfo@spence-chapin.org.

What services to birth and expectant parents will be provided by Spence-Chapin in Arizona?

We are looking forward to serving women and couples in Arizona by offering the same comprehensive birth parent services that we currently provide in New York and New Jersey. Spence-Chapin offers free, confidential, and nonjudgmental counseling on all of the options available to those who are unsure about parenting. 

All options counseling services will be provided by a Spence-Chapin social worker who is based in Arizona and will be available to meet with our birth parent clients in-person and in the communities where they reside. We are excited to partner with many health and social service organizations across Arizona to connect birth and expectant parents to additional local resources and support. For women and couples considering adoption for their baby, Spence-Chapin will guide them through every step of the process, just like we’ve always done. We will ensure that our birth parent clients have a free independent attorney, and we will offer pregnancy-related financial assistance as permitted by state law. If you or someone you know would like to speak to one of our counselors, please contact us.

Will Spence-Chapin be offering Therapy and Community Programming in Arizona?

Spence-Chapin is not offering therapy and community programming services in Arizona at this time, but we look forward to expanding these services to Arizona in the near future.

Can Spence-Chapin provide home study-only services in Arizona?

Yes, Spence-Chapin is licensed to provide adoption home study services for individuals residing in Arizona who are seeking placement through an independent attorney adoption or international adoption. These services will begin in 2024. To learn more about our home study services please contact us at AZinfo@spence-chapin.org or 480-207-5050.

Please Note

Spence-Chapin continues to operate our offices throughout New York and New Jersey.

Headquarters 120 East 16th Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10003

Albany Office 200 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12203

Bronx Office 349 E. 149th St. Bronx, NY 10451

Brooklyn Office, inside AG Urgent Care, 9525 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212

Long Island Office, 1373 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 20, Hauppauge, NY 11788

New Jersey Office, 50 Park Place, Suite 1538, Newark, NJ 07102

Jackson Heights, 8211 37th Avenue, Ste LL12, Jackson Heights, NY 11372