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Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children


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Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, a licensed and accredited non-profit organization with more than a hundred years of service, provides support and guidance for children, women, and families throughout all our program areas in adoption and beyond. From birth and adoptive families to adoptees to children awaiting their forever homes and living in adversity, Spence-Chapin is here to provide compassionate and expert care and services to support each individual we serve. Spence-Chapin also offers a wide range of c... read more

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120 East 16th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY, 10003, United States

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Mon9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tue9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wed9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thu9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fri9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Jane Ratcliffe 
5 months ago

Spence-Chapin ruined my life and stole my twins in 1993 using psychological abuse and coercion. I was forced to sign away my parental rights recovering from a brutal c-section, vomiting pain medication and sobbing. I was told if I didn’t sign within 4 days after giving birth I would have to pay the cost of the NICU and would suffer financial ruin, even though the hospital would have worked with me to cover costs. They just kept lying. I was “matched” with a couple with whom I bonded and was told that I “couldn’t let them do... read more

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Lara Deaton 
10 months ago

I was adopted in 1969. I could not have asked for a better set of patents. Later when I was over 18 I contacted Spence-Chapin and they gave me all the info they had on my birth family. It was a private adoption and I was not given names. I was happy with the info that I received. The staff that helped me was kind and professional. 

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Belinda G 
2 years ago

My story is very unique. I can speak from both sides of the fence. In 1969 I gave my son up for adoption and in 1986 I adopted my daughter. Both took place through Spence. In 1969, I was 14. Abortions were illegal . I stayed in a home for unwed mothers, had my baby and Signed release papers 3 months later. I was later informed that my son had been placed. Closed adoptions were the only option. I wrote several letters and sent him a gold cross. I never heard anything. In 1985 my husband and I started an adoption process, ... read more

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E Cole 
6 years ago

I am a birth mother. Once the adoption was finalized, it seems like they just forgot about me. I was told I would be provided counseling. 6 session provided and paid by them, and the rest would be on my private insurance. That's fair. I told them up front that I would need counseling right away. I still haven't been contacted to sign up for ANY counseling. I gave birth almost 3 months ago. I was told by my case worker that an "open adoption agreement" would be signed right away by both parties. Saying that I was to receiv... read more

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Joey Odell 
3 years ago

Our family used Spence-Chapin from 2014-2017 as our home study agency to adopt three times from China. We are a large family with Christian religious beliefs, and though we might not be a ‘typical’ family that Spence is used to working with, we were treated respectfully and we never felt judged. Our social worker, Lauren Jiang, was professional, thorough, and always went the extra mile to get things done in a timely manner exceptionally well. We moved from NY, otherwise we would use them again for our current Bulgarian adopt... read more

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Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children has a 4.8 star rating with 19 reviews. 

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