Home Study Services
All families adopting, either through Spence-Chapin or another agency or attorney, need to complete a home study. Spence-Chapin has the expertise and accreditation to provide home study services for families pursuing an adoption who are living within the counties listed below.
We provide adoptive families with expertise, professionalism, and the support of an entire adoption team. With over 100 years of experience in adoption, we know how to support adoptive families, birth families, and adoptees!
- Expert Home Study Services
- Domestic home studies completed in 4 weeks
- Hague International home studies completed in 3-4 months
- Kinship/relative adoption
- Flexible appointments: weekends, evenings, and early mornings
- Customized parent preparation and training
- All needed documentation and clearances for pre-certification and approval
- Coordination of services with your placement provider (agency or attorney)
- Pre and post-adoption services
Families pursuing a private, infant, domestic adoption often explore their two paths: an agency or independent/attorney adoption. Spence-Chapin has provided home studies for hundreds of families adopting independently and we have the expertise to work with you and your adoption attorney. We provide domestic home studies for agency or independent (attorney) adoptions. Spence-Chapin provides home study and support services as you work closely with the attorney to navigate the legal process of adoption.
Spence-Chapin can provide recommendations for reputable adoption attorneys in the NYC area. Overall, Spence-Chapin recommends working with an experienced adoption attorney, preferably a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Submit the home study application today to get started on the adoption paperwork!
We provide international home studies for families working with agencies throughout the country and adopting from many countries around the world, including South Korea, Jamaica, China, Ethiopia, India, Haiti, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Our home studies are of the highest caliber, and meet the highest legal regulations set for international adoption.
To move forward with the home study process, you will need to be connected to a U.S. Based Hague Accredited Primary Provider. This is required due to the Universal Accreditation Act. We recommend reviewing potential Primary Providers through COA or the National Council on Adoption. Our team may also be able to make a primary provider recommendation – give us a call! Visit the U.S. State Department adoption website to learn about international adoption for American parents.
Spence-Chapin offers home study services to families living within 100 miles of New York City in New York and New Jersey including the counties listed below. Families living within the listed counties, but outside of 100 miles from NYC may be subject to a travel fee.
New York City
- Richmond/Staten Island