Adoption Services Since 1908

Accreditation | Spence-Chapin Adoption Services


Spence-Chapin is fully accredited under the U.S. Intercountry Adoption Act (IAA) in accordance with The Hague Adoption Convention. This Full Accreditation was renewed in October 2012 and will be valid through 2016. This designation signifies that the United States Department of State recognizes Spence-Chapin as one of the agencies authorized to conduct intercountry adoptions under the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.

HRCSpence-Chapin Services to Families and Children has earned the Human Rights Campaign All Children-All Families seal of recognition by meeting the required criteria for fully inclusive policies and practices in working with the LGBT community.


Spence-Chapin is a proud member of the Joint Council, a coalition of over 260 international, non-profit, child-welfare organizations. Together, we attend to the needs of orphans and vulnerable children by: advocating on their behalf, marshaling the resources they need, educating those who serve them and mobilizing those who care.

Throughout Spence-Chapin's 100-year history, we have always been responsible, strategic stewards of our resources by ensuring they are directed where they have the greatest impact. We are proud to be acknowledge on Guidestar and Charity Navigator, two trusted sites that provide transparent information about nonprofit organizations.

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