Home Study Services

A home study is an essential part of any adoption. It can be confusing, but with more than 100 years of providing adoption services behind us, we’ll help break it down for you and explain each step. We know home study is just the start, and our community events, trainings, groups, community events and therapeutic services remain available to you throughout your family’s life.  

To learn more about completing your home study with us, email [email protected]call 212-400-8150 or join us for one of our upcoming webinarsWe look forward to getting to know your family. 


Within 100 miles of New York City 

  • Domestic and international home studies completed in as little as 2-3 months  
  • Kinship/relative adoption home studies 
  • Guidance through all documentation and clearances  
  • Pre-adoption training  
  • Post-adoption supports including individual consultations, community events, workshops and trainings 
  • Coordination of services with your attorney, placement agency or primary provider 
  • Access to Adoption Finance Coaching throughout your adoption process  

Domestic Adoption

  • Coordination with your attorney or placement agency to provide required paperwork to court 
  • Build connections with other adoptive parents 
  • Join in events throughout the year and hear from birth parents and adult adoptees.  
  • Gain the tools to feel confident talking about adoption with your future child, navigating openness with birth families and parenting across race 
  • Post-placement visits and reports 

International Adoption

  • Home studies completed for all countries offering intercountry adoption 
  • Coordination with your primary provider to ensure your home study meets statefederal and country requirements  
  • FREE 11-hour live international adoption trainings valued at $295 for families completing their home study with Spence-Chapin 
  • Help identifying local resources to support your future child’s social, emotional, academic and developmental needs 
  • An understanding of the unique adjustment needs of families adopting relative children 
  • Post-adoption visits and reports 

Kinship & Relative International Adoption

  • We work with US citizens adopting a child relative and who need a home study

  • Home studies completed for the country where your relative resides
  • An understanding of the unique adjustment needs of families adopting relative children 

Hague accredited services


As a Hague accredited agency, Spence-Chapin provides home study services that follow the guidelines of the Hague Convention on International Adoption. We have provided the below information to help you learn more as you explore our services and your next steps. 

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