New York, NY, OCTOBER 16, 2015 Spence-Chapin, a New York City-based non-profit adoption and family services agency, announced today that they are now accepting applications for their international Primary Provider Program.
The Primary Provider Program supports Spence-Chapin’s mission of providing adoption and adoption-related services of the highest quality. This program is open to prospective parents adopting a child who is related to one of the adoptive applicants; this typically includes grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. “We have seen a tremendous need for kinship adoption. As a Hague-accredited agency, we decided that it was important to support these families, so we launched the program in order to meet the unique needs of a growing community,” says Lauren Jiang, Program Manager of Adoption Services, Spence-Chapin.
New York and New Jersey residents living within 100 miles of New York City are welcome to apply to the program. The children being considered for adoption must meet the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ definition of an orphan (non-Hague cases) or the definition of a convention adoptee (Hague cases) in order to be eligible for International adoption. The child must be under the age of 16 or under the age of 18 with a sibling under the age of 16. The sibling must have been or will be adopted by the same adoptive parents. International kinship adoption can be quite complex and each situation will need to be reviewed before being accepted into the program. To learn more about fees, timing, and eligibility for the program, call 646-539-2167.