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Waiting Families

Our waiting families come from all walks of life and want to adopt for many different reasons. What they have in common is a deep desire to share their love with a child. These are some of the waiting families who have completed the home study process at Spence-Chapin and are ready to adopt. If you want to learn more about one of these families, please call 1-800-321-5683 or e-mail

Amy, Dave and Eliana

Dear Birth Parent,

Eliana knows her adoption story.  We often talk to her about the joy of being chosen to be her parents.  She asked that we let you know how much she wants a sibling. 
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Dalila and Tony

We are Dalila and Tony and we would like to thank you for reading our letter.  We know that this is a very challenging time for you as you are making the decision for the future of your child.  We wish you lots of strength as you continue on your journey and know that whichever path you decide to take it will be a decision based on the deep love that you have for your child.  We came to Spence Chapin four years ago to start our family.  We always knew that adoption would be the way we would start our family.  English Español

Eli and Donna

We have been married for 14 years and are blessed to have three wonderful sons, Ethan (age 9) and Donovan (age 11), and Joshua (who is 24 and lives in Texas).   Coming from large extended families and Donna having an uncle who was adopted, we are excited to expand our family through adoption.  With a lot of love to share, we are so looking forward to becoming parents again!  Our sons have been asking for a little sister or brother and we know they will love your baby as they love each other. English Español


Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  My name is Frances.  I work as a nurse at a hospital in the New York City area and I make a good living.  I enjoy my work and taking care of the patients.  I live in a beautiful area in Queens where there are parks, lots of trees, restaurants, and many young families with small children.  It is ethnically diverse with people from many different cultures and beliefs.  I would love to have my own baby and take walks in the park and around the block. I have a happy life, and I come from a loving family.  I promise to be the best possible parent, and for the child to grow up in a loving, stable home filled with hope, warmth and security. English Español

Francesca and Sarah

We are so happy you are reading this letter! Thank you for considering us. We imagine this could be one of the most difficult choices you have ever faced. We are in awe of your strength. By way of these words, we want to give you an idea of who we are and of our life together.

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My name is Heather and I am truly looking forward to starting a family through adoption. My heart has always been open to loving a child of my own. I have been blessed to work with special education preschool children for the past twenty years. My passion for teaching and learning has helped me appreciate every day. I have a positive outlook on life and see the glass as half full. My students have taught me how important it is to laugh, make friends, overcome obstacles and be true to yourself Read More

Jennifer and Isabelle

Hello! We are Jennifer and Isabelle. We would like to thank you for taking the time to read our profile and considering us as potential adoptive parents for your baby. We admire your courage in considering making an adoption plan for your baby. We recognize that your decision is being made out of pure love for your child and we want you to know that our decision to adopt is also being made with great love.

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Julius and Ian

Our names are Ian Fernando and Julius Ramon. We are both in our late 30s and come from mixed backgrounds. We were both born in the same year and island of Leyte, Philippines. We were classmates until 5th grade. Then in 1988, Ian and his family immigrated to the Lower East Side of New York City. So it was not until sixteen years later that we were reunited in San Francisco, California. This was in 2003, more than ten years ago. We have been together ever since. In 2007, we were married.
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Leslie and Anthony

Our names are Leslie and Anthony, and we have been married for 12 years. We have been trying to start a family together and have turned to adoption to make that happen. Read More


It’s a pleasure to present my story to you as I start my journey to motherhood. I am humbled by the thought of the challenging time you must be going through as you decide on an adoption plan.

It has long been my dream to be a mother; and I greatly appreciate your consideration as I start my family through adoption.
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Mary and Tam

Our names are Mary and Tam, and we have been together for 13 years.  We have an 18 month old daughter, Amelie, and our dog, Scotch.  We’re both extremely fortunate to have very stable careers.  Mary is a project manager for an investment bank, and Tam is a systems manager for an aerospace company.  We love to entertain and invite close friends over for dinner.  We also enjoy exploring other cultures by trying new restaurants around the city and traveling to other countries.  
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Retha and Jen

We are a married same-sex couple that has been together for over ten years in a relationship that is solid, supportive and loving. We enjoy time together, supporting each other as individuals and as a couple. Our role as parents has strengthened our commitment to each other and we've always planned to grow our family through adoption.
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Rolando, Dawn and Hope

We realize that your decision is a difficult one.  We hope that you can take some comfort in knowing that we will love, protect and cherish your baby just as we have cherished our time with Hope. Hope is reading and writing and enjoying life and she is looking forward to being a big sister. English Español