About Spence-Chapin

SPENCE-CHAPIN IS AN ACCREDITED NONPROFIT ORANIZATION that has been offering quality adoption services for more than 100 years. Our mission is to find adoptive homes for children in need here and in countries around the world.

Spence-Chapin’s roots can be traced to the early 1900s and the pioneering work of Clara Spence, and Dr. and Mrs. Henry Chapin, who independently established nurseries out of concern for homeless infants abandoned in hospitals and shelters. The Spence and Chapin nurseries each broke new ground in developing social work techniques for adoption and, after the merger, continued to pioneer in the adoption field.

Today, Spence-Chapin is proud of our role as a prominent voice and leading advocate for adoption, and of our commitment to the well being of all members of the adoption triad: birth parents, adoptive parents, and their children. 

A Century of Service