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.

International WAiting Children

We regularly receive information from our international partners about children who are in need of immediate adoption. Visit our International Adoption page to learn more about our international programs.

Want to be considered for a current or future waiting child? Complete our free pre-application today.

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

Every Child Deserves A Family.


Pictures and videos of Fanka can be viewed by contacting our Adoption Team. Call us at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org to learn more.

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Alicia is described by her caregivers as being a warm and engaging young girl who is affectionate, fun-loving and has a generally calm demeanor. Alicia

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Meet David, an affectionate and resilient little boy who is in need of a loving, dedicated and permanent family. David has experienced some tough starts

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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. Contact our team for passwords to view private photos of waiting children. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.