Today, Spence-Chapin is proud of our role as a prominent voice and leading advocate for adoption, and of our commitment to the well being of all members of the adoption triad: birth parents, adoptive parents, and their children.
Spence-Chapin's roots can be traced to the early 1900s and the pioneering work of Clara Spence, and Dr. and Mrs. Henry Chapin, who independently established nurseries out of concern for homeless infants abandoned in hospitals and shelters.
Every child deserves a family. It's a notion that has always driven the very concept of adoption. Connecting children with permanent homes, deep parental love, and a lifelong sense of security — that's why we do what we do.
The Modern Family Center at Spence-Chapin is committed to building and strengthening today’s modern families. Our staff offers culturally sensitive, adoption-competent, bi-lingual, and LGBTQ-affirming care. We offer mental health counseling, workshops for kids and teens, social events, community education, and much more.
Services: open to all community members o Mental health counseling o Community events: social events for families o Community education: trainings for professionals, community groups, faith communities, etc. about child development, parenting, adoption, and family building
Spence-Chapin's mission is to find loving homes and families for every child without one. The sad reality is, however, that many children are born into situations where the love of a family is not immediately available to them. We are determined to help these children, whether they are ultimately adopted, or live out their childhoods in orphanages.