Waiting Children

Every child deserves a family. 

In New York and around the world there are infants and children waiting for the love and stability of an adoptive family. All the children profiled below are part of our Special Needs or International Adoption programs- Spence-Chapin has eliminated our Professional Services fee for these adoptions. The children listed here are in immediate need of an adoptive family. We take the privacy of children seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. Contact our team for passwords to view private photos of waiting children. 

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Domestic Special Needs Waiting Children

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Waiting Child (Domestic Special Needs): Angela, 10 weeks old

Angela’s birth parents are working with our social workers to make an adoption plan and are reviewing adoptive family profiles. 

Waiting Child (Domestic Special Needs): Heidi, Newborn

We are looking for a family for a beautiful newborn baby girl named Heidi. 

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International Waiting Children

Why aren’t there photos for all the children?

We take the privacy of children seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. We are happy to share photos and videos of these children to families who email us about international adoption. 


Eve is a 15-year-old girl residing in South Africa. She is described as "very sweet with a soft spoken voice." She is in need of a loving family to call her own. Read More



Kimberly is a 14-year-old girl living in Colombia, it is important for her to share her life with a family that will provide her with love, trust, security and support. Read More

Ruben (International Waiting Child)

Ruben is a nine-year-old boy living in Colombia. He is a happy and curious child who is in need of a caring family. Read More



Samanta is a bright, joyful and charming 13-year-old girl living in a children’s home in Bulgaria.
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David, Mayer, and Lorena are living in Colombia. All three siblings have expressed that they want to be placed with a loving family together. Read More


Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.