Spence- Chapin provides individualized support and counseling for pregnant women and families preparing for adoption. We understand that you may need time and space to decide about the future of your family, especially after the recent birth of a child.  
Our Interim Care Providers are here to help. They play an essential role in the work of our organization, by providing a safe, stable, and nurturing environment for a child while biological parents plan for the future.
If you’re interested in applying for Interim Care for your child or in becoming an Interim Care Provider for countless children, please see how to get started below.  
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What is interim care?

Volunteer Interim Care Providers care for a newborn baby in their own homes under the guidance and supervision of Spence-Chapin staff. Each Provider family is screened and certified by the organization. A baby may remain in care for several days or several weeks. The Provider is a person who is dependable, nurturing, committed to making a difference in the life of a child and believes in the mission and values of the organization.

Interim Care Providers are Required to: 

  • Provide a safe and nurturing family atmosphere 
  • Give each infant the attention and care that they need, to promote healthy development and attachment
  • Document milestones by taking pictures and writing down observations
  • Attend trainings quarterly
  • Participate, if requested by Spence-Chapin, in any scheduled visitation with birth parents or adoptive parents
  • Attend all well-baby visits and medical appointments

Do you need interim care?

Interested in interim care for your baby? Placing your newborn in Interim Care allows biological parents to continue counseling to fully explore your options while knowing your baby is being cared for by a nurturing caregiver in a loving home. 

Who is Interim Care for? 

  • Are you pregnant and think you might need more time to consider your options, including parenting and adoption?
  • Have you recently given birth and need more time to consider adoption for your baby?
  • Do you need more time while receiving counseling and guidance from Spence-Chapin?
  • Are you a recent parent feeling overwhelmed and needing time to speak to a counselor about your options?

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