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We offer a safe space to consider your options and get connected to local resources. If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy or have recently given birth, you have support in making the best plan for you. All services are free.
We can meet you anywhere in the New York City metro area. (all five boroughs, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Westchester, and New Jersey). We can also offer you virtual counseling sessions.
We can connect you to quality local resources, including medical care and insurance, housing, respite, benefits, parenting resources, etc.
We can communicate with you in YOUR language (English, Spanish, Chinese and more).
We offer FREE, confidential, and unbiased counseling, available 24 hours a day, 7-days a week.
Knowing all your options when facing an unplanned pregnancy can help you make a decision you feel confident about. Talking through your options with a social worker in a safe, unbiased, and nonjudgmental environment can help you choose the option that is best for you and help you put your decision into action.
In adoption, a birth parent selects a family to adopt her child. Birth parents can choose to have an open adoption, where they maintain contact with their child throughout their life, or a closed adoption, where there is no contact at all.
There are many things to consider when thinking about adoption as an option. We can answer all of your questions and let you know what your rights are in the adoption process. There may also be additional services available to you while you are making an adoption plan. We can guide you as you weigh your options and every step of the way.
Babies and children are often associated with feelings of joy and happiness, but parenting can also be overwhelming—emotionally and financially—and you may want some space to talk it out.
Whether you already have children or are thinking about parenthood for the first time, we can help you explore family and social supports that you may have to help you in your decision. We can connect you to local resources, and provide you with the space you need to make the best decision for you and your family.
Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy. We can help you talk through this option in an unbiased, nonjudgmental space.
Abortions are time sensitive, and the type of abortion your doctor recommends depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy. We will help you get connected to local abortion providers such as Choices Medical Center and Planned Parenthood to learn more about abortion as an option for you.
Spence-Chapin’s Interim Care Program allows babies to be cared for in a loving home by a nurturing caregiver straight from the hospital so that parents have additional time to plan. Parents retain parental rights while their baby is in Interim Care and are FREE to visit their child.
Depending on the situation, foster care, kinship care, or other arrangements may be an option for you. To find out more about all of your options, reach out to us today!
“To know that Spence-Chapin is there to help you out when you are very alone and very scared is a huge comfort.”
– Aline, on receiving free options counseling and adoption planning with Spence-Chapin
“They were very professional and understanding – they didn’t pressure me at all.”
– Melissa, on working with Spence-Chapin’s social workers
We are here for our community! Professionals and advocates from diverse backgrounds rely on Spence-Chapin for unbiased information and resources about family services, parenting, and adoption. We’ve trained over 400 healthcare professionals on options counseling and support for pregnant women and their partners.
Commitment to serving all people in need including minors, LGBTQ people, immigrants and undocumented immigrants, those with addiction, those with chronic illness and survivors of rape, incest or other crimes. Please call us for confidential assistance.