Waiting Child

Adoptions With Love, Inc., an adoption agency located in Massachusetts, is looking for an adoptive family for a little girl born in April of 2015. The following information was provided by Adoptions With Love:

The child was born with Chromosomal abnormalities. She is of Hungarian, Irish, and English heritage. She has significant brain damage and presently she is developmentally at a 3-4-month old level. She is fed via G-tube but does eat some baby food by mouth. She has Urinary/Kidney reflux with Multiple infections and has been on many antibiotics. She has also been diagnosed with Glaucoma. 

The child presently has 24/7 nursing care and is seen weekly by Early Intervention and receives Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech therapy. The child’s birth parents will want periodic updates and possible visits. 

If you would like more information about this child, please contact:
Amy S. Cohen, LICSW

** Please note that Spence-Chapin is not involved in any aspect of this adoption. We have no further information and all inquiries should be directed to Adoptions With Love, Inc.


Little boy M is reported to be a sweet, lively five year old boy who has lived in JCW’s care since he was one years old. He is part of the Granny program and is so connected to his Granny that he often cries when she leaves in the afternoon. M is a physically healthy boy whose cognitive and motor skills are significantly delayed; it is reported that he is functioning in most areas as a three year old. While his speech is delayed for his chronological age, he can now speak in sentences. He is reported to have hypotonic cerebral palsy, connected to his low muscle tone. He has overall severe developmental delays, including not being able to use the toilet on his own. Doctors report that he will likely need long-term special educational accommodations and services and he may never be able to live independently.

We are currently awaiting photos of M coming soon.

If your family is interested in learning more about little boy M and feels you may be the right family to meet his needs, please contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org


Santiago is a loving 18 month old boy living in Colombia. Santiago has been diagnosed with developmental delays, although he is reported to be showing improvement through the physical, occupational and speech therapy he receives at his children’s home.

Santiago is in need of a family who can provide support and a lifetime of love. He is ready to be matched with a family immediately! Images of Santiago can be viewed on our password protected page here. If you think you could be Santiago’s forever family, contact our Adoption Team at (212) 400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

Waiting Child (International):
Yennifer, Age 6, Colombia

Yennifer is a sweet 6-years-old girl with Down syndrome living in a children’s home in Colombia. Yennifer has been described as an affectionate and calm young girl who enjoys playing games and loves animals and other young children. It has been said that nothing brings a bigger smile to Yennifer’s face than being able to play with her musical instruments and having others play along with her! 

It is reported that Yennifer receives therapies to support her speech and development. As a young child, Yennifer underwent corrective surgery for a congenital heart condition and currently takes medication for hyperthyroidism and hypertension. 

Yennifer is in need of a family that can provide consistency, support, and a lifetime of love. Yennifer is ready to be matched with a family immediately! Images of Yennifer can be viewed on our password protected page here. If you think you could be her forever family and want to view photos, please click here or contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

Kevin (domestic special needs Waiting Child)

We are looking for an adoptive family for an adorable one-year-old boy.  
Kevin was delivered full term, weighing 5 pounds with Apgar scores of 8 at 1 minute and 8 at 5 minutes. He was immediately transferred to the NICU for multiple congenital anomalies.  Kevin was born without external ears and external auditory canals. He has conductive hearing loss and will require a bone conduction hearing aid.  Kevin was also born with micrognathia (a small jaw) and is fed through a G Tube.   He will need follow up with a craniofacial surgeon as he develops and consistent Early Intervention to address his developmental delays.

Kevin’s mother is a lovely young woman who moved to the United States from Guatemala when she was nine years old. A single parent, his mother works six days a week to support Kevin and his four-year-old brother.  Quick to point out Kevin’s big cheeks or the way he signs when he wants something, she is incredibly proud of her son. She sees his potential and wants nothing more than for him to fulfill it.  Kevin's birth mother has chosen to make an open adoption plan and came to Spence-Chapin for support, guidance, and expertise. Kevin’s mother expresses her hope that with excellent medical care, love and support, Kevin will thrive in his adoptive home.
If you think you could be an adoptive family for this baby boy, please complete our free online pre-application and send us a copy of your current home study (completed within the past 12 months), conducted by a licensed adoption agency.

All families who have completed the online pre-application and submitted their current home study are considered active prospective adoptive families. We will contact you if your family is a potential match for a current or future waiting child.

For additional questions, please contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or asap@spence-chapin.org.

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