For more than 100 years, Spence-Chapin has been guiding families through the adoption process with comprehensive services and lifelong support. Spence-Chapin has supported thousands of families adopting domestically and we have the expertise to work with your family.
Spence-Chapin offers Domestic Adoption Home Study Services for families in New York and New Jersey and provides pre-adoption consultations for prospective adoptive parents throughout the country.
Our Full-Service Domestic Infant Adoption Program has connected thousands of babies in need of loving, permanent homes to families throughout New York and New Jersey. Our experienced staff will support you step-by-step to grow your family through adoption.
Families interested in applying to Spence-Chapin’s Domestic Adoption Program can attend an upcoming webinar or in-person information night.
Families pursuing domestic infant adoption often explore two paths: an organization or independent/attorney adoption. Spence-Chapin has provided home studies for hundreds of families adopting independently and we have the expertise to work with you and your adoption attorney. We provide domestic home studies for organization or independent (attorney) adoptions. Spence-Chapin provides home study and support services as you work closely with the attorney to navigate the legal process of adoption.
Spence-Chapin can provide recommendations for reputable adoption attorneys in the NYC area. Overall, Spence-Chapin recommends working with an experienced adoption attorney, preferably a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Read more about domestic home studies with Spence-Chapin on our blog.
Ready to begin the domestic adoption home study process? Submit the free Home Study Application today!
For over a century, Spence-Chapin has been finding loving adoptive parents for children in need of adoption in New York & New Jersey. The babies in need of adoption reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the birth families we serve in New York City metro area. Children in need of adoption often have risks and unknowns in their medical history.
The first step is to attend an upcoming domestic adoption webinar or an in-person information session. Our staff will share details about domestic adoption at Spence-Chapin – who the children are in need of adoption, the matching process, options counseling and support for biological parents, open adoption, steps in the adoption process, and more. All webinar attendees will receive the adoption application.
Only those who have attended the webinar or in-person information session will receive the adoption application. The webinar provides important information about the program and how it works to help families decide if the program is right for them before moving forward in the process.
Spence-Chapin strives to help prospective parents grow their families through adoption within a reasonable time frame, and therefore limits the frequency and capacity of our domestic adoption webinars in order to manage the number of applicants entering the program.
Families wait an average of 24-36 months after completing their home study.
Families should anticipate a $300 fee to submit the Domestic Adoption Application. The all-inclusive fee for the Domestic Infant Adoption Program is $51,000. Join our next Domestic Adoption at Spence-Chapin webinar to learn more or call us today about adoption expenses.
NOTE: The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2019-44 lists the Adoption Tax Credit adjusted numbers for 2020. The maximum amount allowed is set at $14,300 per child for 2020 (it was $14,080 in 2019). The tax credit starts to phase out for families with modified adjusted gross income in excess of $214,520, and is completely phased out for families with modified adjusted gross income of $254,520 or more.
Email our team to receive information about: common medical risks, open adoption, additional resources, who are birth parents, and upcoming events, as well as any questions you may have.
Spence-Chapin provides pre-adoption support for individuals, couples, and families considering adoption. Our pre-adoption support services include therapy, consultations, educational webinars, events, and more. Visit our events calendar to view upcoming webinars.