Spence-Chapin's roots can be traced to the early 1900s and the pioneering work of Clara Spence and Dr. and Mrs. Henry Chapin. To celebrate our 100+ years of service, we are collecting stories from the Spence-Chapin community and we want to hear from you! Please consider sharing a favorite family photo or a personal statement about what Spence-Chapin means to you. 

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What People Are Saying About Spence-Chapin

"Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards Spence-Chapin for giving us the opportunity to raise our daughter, who is an answered prayer."

"Thanks Spence Chapin for helping make our family 18 years ago. The amazing experience lives on!"

"I believe that if you are a family like us with a child with a special condition and struggling, I would recommend contacting Spence-Chapin…They will help to build a bridge of love between your family and the adoptive family."

"My adoption was in 1965, and my brother's adoption was in 1968. Thank you Spence-Chapin for giving us our parents."

"Thank you, Spence Chapin, for helping our three baby girls find their way home."

"Spence-Chapin is wonderful! They're friendly, informative, responsive, and encouraging. Their programs and resources are impressive. I highly recommend them."

"We could not have been happier with our experience with Spence-Chapin. The entire staff is incredible, and we feel so lucky to be part of the Spence-Chapin family."

"The people at Spence-Chapin are professionals. You can count on them for the expertise and organization you need in a completing your home study. Truly A+. And they've been doing it a very long time."

The Social Workers are so kind and so professional and so helpful and the whole structure approach is of such striking quality. This process made me very happy to have chosen to work with Spence-Chapin.”


Meet Christine and Ricardo's family!

Mentors Talk about the Benefits of an Adoption Mentorship Program. 

Birth mothers talk about their choice to make an adoption plan

Mariah shares her story about making an adoption plan for her son.

Scott shares his story about seeking support when making a plan for their third child.

Meet Dalila and Tony's family!

Adoptees share stories for prospective adoptive parents.

Latoya talks about the support she found at Spence-Chapin after making an adoption plan for her baby.

Adopting a waiting child story.

Aline shares her story about making an adoption plan for her son.

Melissa shares her story about making an adoption plan for her daughter.

This story highlights one family's journey & the impact your gift has on their ability to welcome their son home.