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

We are a Hague accredited organization with over 40 years of international adoption experience. We have made it our mission to find families for the children who are in need of adoption. 

Home Study Services

Spence-Chapin provides Hague international home studies for NY/NJ 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, and many more. Our home studies meet the highest legal regulations set for international adoption. We provide you the expertise, professionalism, and the support of an entire adoption team. READ MORE


We advocate for 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.

Pre-Adoption Coaching

We offer emotional support throughout the adoption process! Coaching sessions are available for anyone before or during their adoption process. A coaching session is an opportunity for you to speak one-on-one with one of our skilled social workers in our office or on the phone. Families come in to discuss a variety of topics, including: is adoption the right choice for my family, preparing to adopt a child of a different race, emotional support during the wait, and helping spouses who aren’t on the same page about adoption decisions.

Post-Adoption Support

Our post-adoption support is here for your family! We offer robust post-adoption support through consultations, counseling, and programs for adoptive parents and kids. LEARN MORE


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.