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A child's healthy development requires positive physical and emotional contact from the day they're born. Spence-Chapin's humanitarian programs help fill that need.
Vulnerable Children, Here and Around the World, Need Your Help
Over the years, we have happily and eagerly used our networks to help families make donations directly to organizations, in-country orphanages, and causes they care about. Now, as our own mission has shifted to a humanitarian one - focused on moving children most in need out of orphanages, and foster care - every dollar of every contribution we receive is directed to our adoption services. We believe this is where Spence-Chapin, and our donors' generous contributions, will have the greatest impact.
To learn more about how you can make the biggest impact for children in orphanages abroad, please contact the Spence-Chapin Development office at 212-360-0204.
Along with adoption services, Spence-Chapin's international work involves a commitment to children living in orphanages around the world who are waiting and may never find permanent homes. Research shows that the early attachment between a child and a primary caregiver is a strong predictor of that child's lifelong emotional health. In 1998 Spence-Chapin started The Granny Program to provide critical one-on-one attention to children in orphanage care.
In the Granny Program, retired local women are trained to engage children one-on-one in activities that stimulate physical and emotional development and attachment. They also provide these children with the individual love and attention that they need. Children with a range of physical, cognitive and/or emotional needs thrive because of this critical individual attention. The connections made with the grannies are invaluable to the children, and enable them to develop in a healthier way while institutionalized and in preparation for joining a family.