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 need of adoption. We are a Hague accredited organization with over 40 years of international adoption experience.



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.


Spence-Chapin provides home study services in NY and NJ. 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.

Home Study Services

Spence-Chapin provides 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 more. Our home studies meet the highest legal regulations set for international adoption. Read more.

Ready for the next step? Submit the adoption application!