Considering Adoption? You’re not alone.

We are a trusted and caring non-profit providing quality adoption services for over 100 years. We offer a safe space for you to explore your options with a counselor who will give you the information and support you need, and advocate for you and your baby. All services are free. We are experts at helping you learn about adoption so you can make the best decision for you and your baby.

Let us help you choose a family you can trust. Adoptive parents registered with Spence-Chapin have all been properly screened and are well-prepared for parenting and open adoption.  We have all types of waiting families you can choose from and meet. We’ll be there with you for support and help you create the level of openness and type of relationship you want with the adoptive parents. Your privacy and safety will always be respected, and you can choose a closed adoption if you prefer.


Our counselors are ready to help you.

Make a confidential call to a counselor 7 days/week.

CALL
1-800-321-5683 (LOVE)

TEXT (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
646-306-2586

EMAIL
helpline@spence-chapin.org


Get the Trusted and Caring Help You Deserve at Spence-Chapin

NO PRESSURE
Looking for an adoptive family alone or online can feel intimidating and make you anxious. At Spence-Chapin, you will have your own counselor who is focused solely on you and your wishes. You will not have to navigate this process alone or feel pressured to make a decision before you are ready.

LOCAL RESOURCES
We can assist you with transportation, pregnancy-related expenses and connect you to resources like prenatal care, housing, parenting support programs, health insurance, respite care, legal aid, WIC benefits, and more.

NEWBORN CARE
We care for you and your baby. You might need more time after giving birth to make a plan for your baby – that’s what we’re here for! You can use our free interim care program to care for your baby after leaving the hospital. Loving families are trained in  providing your baby the tender care he or she needs while you talk to your social worker and make a plan together. You retain all your parental rights while your baby is in interim care and are free to visit and receive updates. While you’re making a decision, our pediatrician checks on your baby every week.

ACCESSIBLE
You can call, text or email us anytime. Our counselors are on-call and will travel to meet you at a convenient time and place (within 100 miles of NYC).

NO JUDGEMENT
As experienced adoption professionals, we understand what others don’t. We’ll help you navigate any difficult conversations or unwanted questions/comments from your healthcare provider, or in the community throughout your pregnancy and after giving birth.

IN-PERSON, ON-GOING ADOPTION SUPPORT
We’re there to support you throughout your adoption planning. If you chose an open adoption, this may include Including when you meet the adoptive family, support at the hospital after your baby is born, and at the adoption ceremony.  We’ll be your advocate and your support system to help you get the care, privacy and respect you deserve. You’ll have access to our support for as long as you need. Read more

SPECIAL NEEDS
We can find families for babies of any background, including those with special medical needs. Please call us to get the confidential and unbiased support you need. Read more


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THIS IS YOUR DECISION AND WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

Call a Counselor
1-800-321-5683


Commitment to serving all people in need including minors, LGBTQ people, immigrants and undocumented immigrants, those with addiction, those with chronic illness and survivors of rape, incest or other crimes. Please call us for confidential assistance.