International Adoption

Spence-Chapin's international adoption programs are in Bulgaria, Colombia and South Africa.

We have made it our mission to find families for the children who are in the greatest need of adoption- school-age children, sibling groups, and children of all ages with special needs. We are a Hague accredited organization with over 40 years of international adoption experience.


Through our International Adoption programs, we have made it our purpose to find adoptive families for the children in the greatest need of adoption in Bulgaria, Colombia, and South Africa. We advocate for all children waiting for adoption as we support and guide families through the adoption process. We strive to reduce barriers to adoption and that’s why Spence-Chapin advocates fiercely for all types of parents to be eligible to adopt, sets our Professional Service fees lower than average adoption costs, and provides financial resources whenever possible. All families adopting through Spence-Chapin have access to the Adoption Finance Coach, a private coach who offers adoptive families the tools they need to create a customized financial plan to fund their adoption. Our goal is to find adoptive families for children in need and to prepare, support, and guide that family for their lifetime.


Spence-Chapin provides home study services in NY, NJ, and CT. Our adoption team has a long history of working with families living across the United States. Spence-Chapin collaborates with established adoption agencies to assist families in completing an international home study in their home state.

Ready for the next step? Submit the adoption application!