Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. Pictures and video of Aleksi can be viewed on our   password protected page  .    Contact    our team for password information. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.

Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. Pictures and video of Aleksi can be viewed on our password protected page. Contact our team for password information. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.

Aleksi, Age 8, Bulgaria

Pictures and videos of Aleksi can be viewed on our password protected page. Contact our team for password information.

Aleksi is a very energetic and curious little boy who likes to explore his surroundings! He will be happy if you invite him to play and you will be surprised by how quickly he learns. Aleksi’s caregivers share that Aleksi is a sweet child who loves being cuddled. He loves to play outdoors and with his musical toys.

Aleksi has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a congenital heart malformation. Aleksi attends a school for special education where he has just finished 1st grade. According to his foster mother, Aleksi adapted well to the adjustment to his new school and really enjoys his time there. Aleksi is making great progress, particularly in the area of speech. His vocabulary is rapidly improving, and he can now say full sentences of several short words. He understands what is being said to or asked of him, and he can perform simple commands and tasks.

Aleksi recognizes those familiar to him and has close bonds with his caregivers. He sometimes struggles with activities that require long periods of concentration and learns best when he is in a familiar and calm environment where he is able to focus. He would benefit from a structured home environment and parents who are loving, supportive and excited to help him develop his abilities to the fullest.

He is ready to be matched with a family immediately!

Pictures and videos of Aleksi can be viewed on our password protected page. For password information and to learn more about Aleksi, contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

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Alicia, Age 8, Colombia

Alicia is described by her caregivers as being a warm and engaging young girl who is affectionate, fun-loving and has a generally calm demeanor. Alicia has been living in a children’s home since shortly after her birth, where she has been, and continues to be, supported by an adult caretaker and a professional team.

Alicia was diagnosed with global developmental delay (including an expressive language deficit), focal symptomatic epilepsy (a type of epilepsy where people have both generalized and focal seizures), right- sided hemiparesis (weakness of one entire side of the body) and Intermittent exotropia (a form of eye misalignment). She currently receives seizure medication to treat her condition.

Alicia’s development presents more accurately as a 3-year-old girl’s chronological age and she requires constant support carrying out daily activities. She needs help eating but also enjoys feeding herself. She finds it difficult to get dressed by herself and needs support when walking due to severe bilateral retraction of the Achilles tendons which prevents her from completely resting her feet on the floor.

Alicia receives special education supervision at the children’s home and does not attend school. She receives weekly personalized physical therapy to support her psychomotor development and assist her walking and functional skills. She also receives hearing and language intervention to support her communication and cognitive skills. With dedication and support, she is making great strides in every area of her development!

Alicia has been able to develop strong emotional bonds with her caregivers and the support team at the children’s home, which has enhanced her ability to acquire new skills. Alicia expresses joy while playing games with her adult caregivers and loves swinging, roller coasters and riding in her wheelchair. Her caregiver commented: “She’s so sweet, loves to be walked or played with. She’s a special girl - so warm and engaging! She went down the slide and was in heaven.”

It was noted that Alicia sometimes struggles with social issues like interaction and participation in games with peers and would benefit from opportunities to engage in education programs with other children that might present her with the opportunity to practice these skills more in the future.

To learn more about Alicia, contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. Pictures and video of Kamen can be viewed on our   password protected page  .    Contact    our team for password information. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.

Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. Pictures and video of Kamen can be viewed on our password protected page. Contact our team for password information. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.

Kamen, Age 8, Bulgaria

Pictures and video of Kamen can be viewed on our password protected page. Contact our team for password information.

We are looking for a loving, permanent family for an adorable young boy named Kamen. Since the age of 3, Kamen has resided at a children’s home in Bulgaria. Born in March of 2011, he is now 8 years old. He really needs his forever family.

Kamen is described by his caregivers as a cheerful and friendly little boy. He enjoys listening to children’s songs and poems and playing with his toys. He loves to push his stroller of dolls and does well playing with other kids and adults.

Kamen has been diagnosed with a mild form of Cerebral Palsy called Quadriparetic Syndrome. His motor function is well developed for his age and he is able to move about freely. He can walk and run without help and climbs up and down stairs holding a support.

While Kamen’s speech and vocabulary are not yet developed, he is able to understand and react to commands given to him. In order to support his development, Kamen attends a school for special education where he receives individualized tutoring. He is just nearing the end of first grade, which he really enjoyed! Kamen’s caregivers report that with continued support and the love and encouragement that comes from having his own family, Kamen will have the potential for great success.

Kamen is ready to be matched with his forever family immediately! Pictures and videos of Kamen can be viewed on our password protected page. To learn more about Kamen, contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

MATEO, AGE 1 & SAMANTHA, AGE 5 (SIBLINGS), COLOMBIA

Meet Mateo & Samantha, a sweet sibling group that have been living in the care of a group home for the past 2 years.  Mateo & Samantha are described by their caregivers as having a close bond to one another.

Samantha was born in September of 2013 and is described as being a happy and motivated little girl who enjoys playing with toys, teddies, colors, and baby dolls.  Her caregivers have noted that her curiosity and level of language and cognitive development lead her to frequently ask questions about the environment and world around her.  Samantha has been diagnosed with Klippel Feil syndrome, cervical osteomyelitis with cervio-thoracic scoliosis which can make some gross motor activities difficult for her such as jumping on one foot.  Samantha exhibits developmental delays compared to peers her age and receives therapy services to help strengthen her gross motor skills and fine motor skills.  Samantha enjoys playing with other children, cutting paper with scissors, imitating figures and drawings, and is described as maintaining the harmony in any group she is a part of.

Mateo was born in October of 2017 and is a calm and socially adaptable child who gets along well with his caregivers and other children.  When Mateo entered care, his integral development was observed to be on a lower level than expected for his age but has since made great strides in his development through receiving various therapy services.  Mateo has even begun to execute taking steps on his own.  Mateo is a good eater and who is working on strengthening his eating habits as he can be quite selective.  Mateo is a happy boy who enjoys playing with various objects, babbling, smiling and being talked to by his caregivers.

Mateo & Samantha are in need of immediate adoption and a permanent, loving family to call their own.  If you think you could be the forever family for these sweet siblings, contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. Pictures and video of Orhan can be viewed on our    password protected page   .    Contact    our team for password information. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.

Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. Pictures and video of Orhan can be viewed on our password protected page. Contact our team for password information. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.

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Orhan, Age 9, Bulgaria

Pictures and video of Orhan can be viewed on our password protected page. Contact our team for password information.

Meet this sweet boy, Orhan. Orhan is an active, gentle, and adorable little boy, born in August of 2009. He is 9 years old now and he really needs his forever family.

Orhan lived with his birth family until the age of 6 when he came to be in the care of his current foster mother. He is a physically healthy child who loves music and does well playing with other kids. His favorite activities are bicycle riding, playing outside and watching cartoons.

Orhan is described by his caregivers as “shy, humble and timid” and a “friendly and hard-working boy.” His foster mother shared that during the summer break “he readily helps with the farm chores, taking care of the animals and vegetable garden.”

Orhan is currently in 2nd grade and works with a resource teacher to support him. In school, he is learning to write and perform simple arithmetic operations. His favorite subject is math!

Orhan is slightly behind his peers developmentally and has been diagnosed with Hyperkinetic Disorder (ADHD) that is currently managed with medication. His specialists share that they believe his condition is the result of his tough beginning. They express optimism that with the support and encouragement of a permanent, loving family (which, unfortunately, cannot be provided by the foster mother at this point), and with continued work with a resource teacher, he will be able to catch up.

Orhan is in need of a loving, supportive, and encouraging family. He is ready to be matched with a family immediately! Pictures and video of Orhan can be viewed on our password protected page here. If you think you could be Orhan’s forever family, contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. Pictures and video of Sergey can be viewed on our    password protected page   .    Contact    our team for password information.

Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. Pictures and video of Sergey can be viewed on our password protected page. Contact our team for password information.

SERGEY, Age 4, BULGARIA

Pictures and video of Sergey can be viewed on our password protected page here. Contact our team for password information.

We are looking for a loving, permanent family for sweet Sergey! Sergey was born in January of 2015 and has been living in a children’s home in Bulgaria since shortly after his birth.

Sergey has been diagnosed with DiGeorge Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder associated with congenital cardiac malformation. Sergey needs a surgery to correct the condition, which, unfortunately, cannot be performed in Bulgaria. Families interested in learning more about Sergey should be prepared for this and have the support systems and resources needed for his treatment.

Sergey is a cheerful child who enjoys playing with other children. As his caregiver recently reflected: “He is very tender and loving. He is not troublesome and usual steps back if he gets involved in a fight with another child, for example, for a toy.” Sergey loves building towers with his blocks, playing catch and running around playing games and listening to music. He can be nervous when first going to a new and unfamiliar place and takes comfort in cuddles and affection from his caregivers to help him acclimate.  

Sergey’s medical condition has resulted in multiple hospitalizations and in order to protect him from getting sick during recovery, he has needed to be isolated from the other kids after each visit. This, of course, has impacted his development, and he needs to catch up with his peers in several areas. But, as his caregivers share with us, he is a resilient child who is able to catch up quickly!

Sergey is a playful and expressive little boy. His vocabulary has been increasingly growing and he enjoys challenging himself to learn bigger and bigger words.

Sergey is in need of a loving and dedicated family. He is ready to be matched with a family immediately! Pictures and video of Sergey can be viewed on our password protected page hereIf you think you could be Sergey’s forever family, contact our Adoption Team at (212) 400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. Pictures and video of Smail can be viewed on our    password protected page   .    Contact    our team for passwords. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.

Spence-Chapin takes the privacy rights of the children whom we are seeking to place very seriously. We don’t publicly use a child’s photo unless we have permission from their guardian. Pictures and video of Smail can be viewed on our password protected page. Contact our team for passwords. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.

SMAIL, Age 9, Bulgaria

Smail is a friendly and charming 9 year old boy living in a children’s home in Bulgaria. Smail’s caregivers describe him as “a positive, smiling and radiant child” who loves to play with other children and proactively seeks contact and approval from the adults around him. He loves to sing and to try new activities and curiously participates in his educational assignments.

Smail displays a cognitive delay and doctors have diagnosed him with congenital Ankylosis which results in physical malformation. As a result, Smail presents a delay in his motor development. He cannot walk on his own and needs a wheel chair or the support of an adult.

Despite the challenges he has been faced with, Smail is a very active child and is making improvements in every area of his development. He uses his hands well. He is able to take off his socks and shoes independently but needs some help to dress and undress. He is able to feed himself without assistance. As his caregiver shared with us: “He is a good eater. In fact, there is no food he dislikes!” When greeted, Smail likes to shake his friend’s hand. He enjoys building with pieces from his construction set, and also likes to paint – challenging himself to stay within the lines of his artwork as best as he can.

Smail lives in a children’s home and receives support through an individual education program at a special education support center. According to the specialist he works with there, Smail has “enough intellectual capacity and potential to achieve a much better development.” He is in need of a family that will provide him with lots of love and a lifetime of support.

Smail has good receptive language and actively participates in conversation. He displays a significant speech delay and works with a speech therapist to support his development. He answers simple questions and understands almost everything which is being said. He follows simple commands, knows his body parts, and the animals observed in his picture book. He cannot read but counts to 10.

Smail is in need of a family who will love and support him and encourage him to reach his full potential. He is ready to be matched with a family immediately!

Pictures and video of Smail can be viewed on our password protected page here.

If you think you could be Smail’s forever family, contact our Adoption Team at (212) 400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.