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. The children listed here are in immediate need of an adoptive family.

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Domestic Special Needs Waiting Children

Spence-Chapin is currently accepting applications from families who are open to adopting a child with significant medical needs. View our Special Needs Adoption page to learn more about the Special Needs Adoption Program. In order to be considered, complete our free pre-application and send us a copy of your current homestudy (completed within the last 12 months) conducted by a licensed adoption organization.

Read more FAQs on our blog!


International Waiting Children

We regularly receive information from our international partners about children who are in need of immediate adoption. Visit our International Adoption page to learn more about our international programs.

Want to be considered for a current or future waiting child? Complete our free pre-application today.

What is an International Waiting Child? Read more on the blog.

SERGEY, 4 YEARS OLD, BULGARIA   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.    Read More

SERGEY, 4 YEARS OLD, BULGARIA

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.

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ORHAN, AGE 9, BULGARIA   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.    Read More

ORHAN, AGE 9, BULGARIA

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.

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ALEKSI, AGE 8, BULGARIA   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.    Read More

ALEKSI, AGE 8, BULGARIA

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.

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SMAIL, 9 YEARS OLD, 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.    Read More

SMAIL, 9 YEARS OLD, 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.

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KAMEN, AGE 8, BULGARIA   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.    Read More

KAMEN, AGE 8, BULGARIA

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.

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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.    Read More

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.

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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. We are happy to share photos and videos of these children to families who email us about international adoption. Contact our team for passwords to view private photos of waiting children. These images may not be released, copied or distributed in any form. Impermissible disclosure of the images may result in legal action.