Waiting Children

Every child deserves a family.

In New York and around the world there are infants and children waiting for the love and stability of an adoptive family. The children listed here are in immediate need of an adoptive family. To receive updates on waiting children, please subscribe to our newsletter

Domestic Special Needs Waiting Children

Spence-Chapin is currently accepting applications from families who are open to adopting a child with significant medical needs. View our Special Needs Adoption page to learn more about the Special Needs Adoption Program. In order to be considered, complete our free pre-application and send us a copy of your current homestudy (completed within the last 12 months) conducted by a licensed adoption organization.

Read more FAQs on our blog!

International WAiting Children

We regularly receive information from our international partners about children who are in need of immediate adoption. We are able to share the profiles of children who are considered to be the most in need and are waiting internationally to be matched with an adoptive family. The children featured on this page have been waiting for the longest to find families and consist of children who are older, part of a sibling group, or children with a diagnosed medical condition. Visit our International Adoption page to learn more about our international programs.

What is an International Waiting Child? Read more on the blog.

Every Child Deserves A Family.

Josh12

JOSHUA, AGE 9, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for an adorable little boy that our team met with while visiting Colombia in November 2023. Joshua is 9 years old and

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Jasper1

JASPER, AGE 9, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for a sweet little boy, Jasper, whom we met with in Colombia. Jasper is 9 years old and currently resides in a

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WYATT, AGE 9, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for a sweet little boy named Wyatt. Our team recently had the pleasure of meeting with Wyatt during our trip to Colombia.

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Michael

EDWARD, AGE 3, COLOMBIA

Edward is a sweet little boy who has had a tough start to his young life. Edward is currently diagnosed with several medical conditions including but not limited to: severe

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Michael1

MICHAEL, AGE 6, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for an adorable little boy named Michael. Michael is 6 years old and lives with a foster family in Colombia. He has

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Jason2

JASON, AGE 3, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for an affectionate little boy named Jason. Jason currently resides in a foster home in Colombia. Jason is described as a happy,

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Megan

MEGAN, AGE 2, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for a spunky little girl named Megan. Megan currently resides in a foster home in Colombia. Megan is described as a happy

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02viv

VIV, AGE 4, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for a sweet little girl named Viv. Viv is currently living in a foster home in Colombia. Viv is described as a

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Andrew12

ANDREW, AGE 6, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a patient and attentive adoptive family for a little boy named Andrew. Andrew resides in a children’s home in Colombia. Andrew loves spending time outdoors and

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MELANY1

MELANY, AGE 8, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for a little girl named Melany. Melany resides in a foster home in Colombia and is described as social and quick to

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MARK, AGE 7, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for a social little boy named Mark. Mark is 7 years old, is in the 2nd grade and he has been living

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AnthonyStars

ANTHONY, AGE 8, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for a little boy named Anthony. Anthony is currently 8 years old and resides in a foster home in Colombia. Anthony likes

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Zara2

ZARA, AGE 7, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a forever family for an affectionate little girl named Zara. Zara is 7 years old and resides in a foster home in Colombia and has formed

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Molly 1

MOLLY, AGE 8, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for a little girl named Molly. Molly currently resides in an institution in Colombia and benefits from Spence-Chapin’s Granny program. Molly is

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CARRIE, AGE 9, COLOMBIA

We are looking for a loving adoptive family for a sweet little girl named Carrie who is currently living in a foster home in Colombia. She is described as an

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nora

NORA, AGE 2, SOUTH AFRICA

We are looking for a loving, dedicated family for a sweet girl named Nora. Nora is currently 2 years old and resides in a children’s home in South Africa. Nora

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Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. We are happy to share photos and videos of these children to families who email us about international adoption. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.