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Waiting FamiliesOur 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alex & Catherine
We are Catherine and Alex, and we first met on a ski trip in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Who would have thought that someone would have to travel 2,000 miles away from home in order to meet the love of their life, only to discover that back home, we lived a mere 10 miles apart. We have been married for over 3 years and we are thankful every day that we both made that journey out west.
Amy and Doug
Amy and Doug met on the dance floor of a wedding more than 13 years ago. We danced and laughed and fell in love immediately that night. And we’ve been dancing and laughing and falling in love a little more every single day since then. Now we’ve been married for 10 wonderful years and have a 5 year old son, Henry. Read More
Anita and Andreas
We are a happily married couple for 12 years and we come from homes with loving and close-knit families. We both have siblings who have had several children - there are 6 nieces and nephews in our family and we have had years of seeing them grow, sharing laughter and stories with them, and also wishing for children of our own. English Español
Anthony and Trisha
We are grateful for this opportunity to write to you and thank you for considering us in your search for a happy loving home for your child. We will not pretend to know how you feel, what you are going through or how difficult the decision you make must be. But, if you decide that we are the parents to whom you entrust your child to, you will become a special person in our lives. Read More
Chris and Erica
What seems like such a simple task, putting pen to paper, has never taken on a more important meaning for us ….the potential of a family of our own. While we will never fully understand what you are going through, we certainly appreciate and respect your strength as you read this letter.
Claire, Benoit, & Basile
Thank you so much for taking some time to read our letter. We imagine you are facing one of the most difficult time in your life, deciding what is best for you and your baby. Through this letter, we will try to give you the best possible description of who we are as parents and as a family so you can picture ourselves right. English Español
David and Brant
Emily and Adriano
We are Emily and Adriano and are very excited to build our
family though adoption.
Six years ago we discoverd that we would be unable to get pregnant without the help of a medical treatment called IVF. After many failed attemps to become parents this way we had to come to terms with the reality that it would never happen. It was a sad and difficult thing to face.Read More
Kelly and Neil
We are Kelly and Neil, and we’ve been best friends since we met in photography school in 2004, together as a couple since 2005, and married since 2008. Kelly is a photographer and Neil works as a photo editor at a magazine. Kelly is warm and kind, has a lively and spontaneous personality, and is also extremely practical and organized. Neil is calm, thoughtful, and patient, and also has a great sense of humor. We love being married to one another — we support each other, complement each other’s strengths, and feel lucky to have found one another and made a life together. English Español
Larry & Fiona
Laura & David
We imagine that you have many tough decisions ahead of you. If you choose adoption, we hope you will find peace knowing that the baby is loved unconditionally and thriving. Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to introduce ourselves. Our names are Laura and David. We met in 2006 and have been happily married since 2009. Laura is loving, smart, outgoing, and energetic. David has a great sense of humor, and is warm, thoughtful, and sincere. Together, we enjoy an active lifestyle riding our matching red bikes, running in local 5K races, frequent trips to Manhattan, traveling, entertaining friends and family at our home, taking ballroom dancing lessons, and making each other laugh until we cry. Our latest project has been starting a blog on home entertaining combining David’s computer skills with Laura’s party planning ideas and recipes. Read More
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.
It seems funny to write a letter in the first-person plural, as if we were royalty or something; after all, we don’t always think alike. But on this issue we speak with one voice. We want a child very much and will do everything we can to provide him or her with a loving home.Read More
Mario and Maria
Maria is a Professor at New York University, and she will take a semester off to care for the new baby. Mario is a freelance Spanish interpreter, and he is usually hired on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis, so he can take time off to care for the baby, as well, for as long as necessary. After we return to work, our babysitter Carmelina, will take care of the baby. Carmelina is from Guatemala and she has been with us since Sebastian was a year old. Sebastian and Sabrina adore her, and we trust her one hundred percent.
Mary and Glen
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. Read More
Rich and Jess
We are Rich and Jess and we want to thank for taking the time to consider adoption. We wish you strength, peace and love on this journey.Read More
Robbi & Ray
We are Robbi & Ray, a married couple living in New York City, and appreciate the time you are taking to learn more about our family.
Roger & Vanessa
Our names are Vanessa and Roger, we are two loving, nurturing and generous people who are hoping and praying to adopt a child. We met at our church in downtown Brooklyn 4 years ago. We had both been waiting a long time for the right person to come along, and now we’re firm believers in the expression ‘good things come to those who wait.’ Before getting to know each other we had seen each other around our church and we had both noticed qualities in each other that we were attracted to.English Español
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
Sandy and Geoff
Sarah and Francesca
Sharon, Eugene & Alex
Steven and Shelly
Teodoro Pulvirenti and Antonio Arosemena
Tim and Tom
We’re very grateful that you’re considering creating an adoption plan for your child. We know choosing the right family is an important and difficult decision; hopefully, we’ll be able to give you some sense of what your child’s life with us would look like. Read More
Veronique & Cedric
Vincent and Daisy
When we realized we would not be able to have children of our own, we learned about open adoption. We embraced this concept because we feel that it is important for the child to have a strong sense of identity, by knowing his or her roots. We want our child to grow up to be strong and confident, secure in the knowledge that he or she will always be loved. English Español
Ziki and Fred
We met eight years ago in Brooklyn and on one of our very first dates we expressed to each other how much we wanted to raise children one day and how important it was for us to have a family. This desire was one of the things that drew us to each other and now keeps our bond strong. We have been inseparable from the beginning! It didn't take long for us to realize that we wanted to spend our lives together, and last year, we got married surrounded by our friends and family. English Español