Instituto Colombiano de Beinestar Familiar

Colombia's Changing Adoption Landscape

Associate Director of International Adoption Ben Sommers shares his perspective on the changing landscape of adoption in Colombia.

Spence-Chapin presents child welfare training to ICBF and Colombian child advocates.

Spence-Chapin presents child welfare training to Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar (ICBF) and Colombian child advocates.

Colombia Program January 2012 Update

Two exciting updates from Instituto Colombiano de Beinestar Familiar (ICBF): Spence-Chapin was re-accredited by ICBF this past summer and the organization has recently appointed a new Director General, Diego Molano Aponte. Molano Aponte was the Presidential Advisor for Social Action and has been one of the pioneers of the Social Action Programs and Red States in Colombia. In addition, he leads the Government's efforts to eradicate poverty. Spence-Chapin is currently exploring a unique summer host-to-adopt program for children 8 and older.  If you believe that an older child (or siblings) would be good fit for your family, this could be an opportunity for you.  We believe in the resiliency and adoptability of older children who are in need of permanent and loving homes.  For more information, please call 212-400-8150.

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Cultural Events

Dia de los Reyes Magos (aka Epiphany) is celebrated on January 6, 2012.  This is a national holiday celebrated in Colombia and officially marks the end of the holiday season.  It is a commemoration of the day when the three kings arrive with their gifts.