Community Programming

Be part of a beautiful community.

Spence-Chapin provides adoptive families with programming for every life stage to help them thrive. From toddler playgroups, to identity workshops, to mentorship programs, our team of dedicated and caring professionals is there to help guide you and your family and connect you to a supportive community.

For up to date information on all of our programming and events visit our events calendar!

We are always adding great new programming for families!


Our playgroups are a great opportunity for children to make friends and connect with other adoptees. It’s also a wonderful space for parents to share stories and tips with other parents. Social workers are always on hand to provide parenting advice and helpful resources such as books and articles. Bagels & Blox is our playgroup for children between 0 to 6 years old. Play Café is for children 6 to 9 years old.


Our interactive and creative workshops are crafted by Spence-Chapin’s team of professionals to help parents and children of different ages explore issues around adoption. Lifebook Workshop is for children ages 6 and older. Through words and pictures, children will explore who they are and where they come from. Adoption Identity & Mask-Making is for tweens and teens ages 10 and up. During this workshop, children will explore their inner and outer selves, including how adoption influences both.


Our one-of-a kind program allows adopted middle or high school students to join an inclusive adoption community. Mentors and Mentees meet monthly for fun, social gatherings that allow them to make new friends, build self-confidence, and connect with others who can relate to them. Adult adoptees can also serve as a role model to a young person.


For all the exciting special events we offer throughout the year, including our annual Halloween Party, our adult night out Cocktails & Conversations series, and more, visit our events calendar!


Spence-Chapin is not currently offering birthland trips, but can help you prepare for a birthland trip through another agency and organization through our coaching services. Our experienced team of adoption professionals can guide you through the emotional and mental process leading up to and following your trip. We also encourage you to view our list of birthland tours offered by other agencies and organizations.

Please note: Spence-Chapin does not endorse or recommend any birthland tours not affiliated with Spence-Chapin. For more information about the birthland tours listed, please contact that agency or organization.