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We Can Help

Are you pregnant or have recently given birth?

If you or someone you know is facing an unplanned pregnancy and does not know where to turn, Spence-Chapin can help. Our compassionate and knowledgeable counselors can talk you through all your options, including adoption. We offer free, unbiased, and confidential counseling and community resources for expectant and new parents in New York, New Jersey, and Arizona.

We are here to help. All our services are free to anyone who needs them. 

We offer in-person and virtual counseling.

Contact us 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 

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"Spence-Chapin helped me understand the broad world of adoption....They helped me understand [the] process and made sure I was the one with agency and power in every turn. There are many uncertainties in life, but choosing Spence-Chapin to help me with my adoption plan was not one of them....With all the knowledge, support, and care from Spence-Chapin, I was prepared to make life-changing choices knowing that they were with me every step of the way."
Linda L.

Meet our Families


Raygine & Marco

Hi! We are Raygine (“Ray”), Marco, and “T”. We live in Brooklyn. We married in 2018 at a beautiful wedding surrounded by friends and family. …

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Peter & Christine

Hello! We are Peter and Christine and these are our two wonderful children Nathan and Joseph. Welive in New York City and were married in …

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Autumn & Rose

We live in a quiet, child-friendly suburb on Long Island with our dog, Percy. Although we’ve been close friends for almost twenty years, we decided …

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Abby & Harris

We have always known that we wanted to adopt.  We both adore children, and especially enjoy time spent with our little nephews and niece.  We …

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Will & Beth

We live in Brooklyn with our 3-year-old cattle dog mix, Mishka. We met in 2008 in Chinese class while doing the same study abroad program …

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Allison & Courtney

We’re Allison and Courtney! We believe it is every person’s purpose in life to give and receive love. We also have a strong belief that …

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Sarah & Durk

Hi! We are Sarah, Durk & Charlie. We are a fun and loving family in Northern New Jersey. Durk and Sarah have been together for …

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Matt & Steve

After a missed connection when meeting in high school, fate brought our paths back together again in California years later, where we became a couple. …

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Dana & John

Dana and John met twelve years ago on a friend’s porch and have been together ever since. We have shared the loss of a parent, …

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Bill & Joanie

Hi! We’re Joanie, Bill, and Naz (and our dog Oreo) from Brooklyn. We are excited for the chance to welcome another baby into our family, …

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We’re a loving family of two and live in a high rise in Chelsea with our cat, Oona and our dog, Pip. My daughter Matilda …

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Hello, I’m Hannah! I have been single woman living happily in New York for over 15 years. I am ready to grow my family through …

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Kristina & Mike

In 2017, we met as many couples do nowadays, through a dating app and, from our very first date, it’s been evident to both of …

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Michael & David

Adoption has always been our first choice for building a family. Part of what drew us to together was seeing the traits of good parents …

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Margaret & Todd

We met in 2016 at a local church during bible study. The first time we saw each other happened to be Todd’s first opportunity at …

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Hi there! My name is Lenora. I love my life and am really looking forward to becoming a mom. and expanding my already large family …

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I am a caring, generous, and enthusiastic woman who is excited to start building a family and welcome a baby into my life. I am …

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Brad & Brandon

We’re Brad and Brandon! We have been together in a committed relationship since 2012 and got married on March 31, 2018. We have always talked …

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Lauren & Carlton

We are Lauren and Carlton, a loving couple! We are so excited to adopt again! We have a dynamic and creative family and adoption is …

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Joseph & Kabir

Welcome! We’re Kabir and Joseph. We’re delighted to introduce ourselves. We come from different backgrounds; Kabir is of Indian origin born in the Middle East …

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Carrie & Jake

We’re Carrie and Jake! We met in 1995 as college students at the University of New Hampshire. We reconnected when Carrie moved to NYC in …

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Shan & Martin

We were both volunteers for 10 years and were waiting in the January cold for the doors of the facility to open. We had never …

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Craig & Henry

Craig and Henry have been together for 15 years (married for 6!). We met in college at the University of Delaware. We were both in …

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Dawanna & Raymond

We’re Dawanna and Raymond! Adoption is a natural extension of our giving hearts. Raymond spends time on medical missions providing free operations and care to …

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Dan & Amy

Meet Daniel and Amy! They live in a quiet neighborhood in northern New Jersey with their dog, Shadow. They met in 2016 on a great …

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Alina & Peter

Hello, we are Alina and Peter. We grew up on opposite coasts, with Alina in California and Peter in New York and Florida. We met …

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Eric & Mike

We met in 2015 while Eric was bartending at one of Mike’s neighborhood bars. After developing a friendship over a year, we started dating and …

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Eve & Ryan

We’re Eve and Ryan! In 2006, Eve was completing a Masters program in Fiction at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign, when she met Ryan …

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Hi, I’m Jen! I’m a dedicated Bronx Bombers (New York Yankees) fan, and after living in the city for nearly two decades, I consider myself …

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E.K. & Thomas

Thank you for stopping by our page and for considering us as potential adoptive family for your child. We are very excited about expanding our …

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Lara & Kip

Hi, we’re Kip and Lara. We’re two NYC enthusiasts who love to go jogging, cook healthy meals, and chill with our cat, Clara. Lara is …

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Ed & Mike

We’re a fun-loving couple who have been together for ten years and live in Harlem in New York City with our old cat, Olivia. Ed …

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Matt & Theo

We are both born and raised on Long Island, New York. After living together for a few years in Manhattan, we both longed for more …

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Vijay & Saheli

We are Saheli and Vijay! We met each other in 2013 through a mutual friend. Our first date included rock climbing, ping pong, and pottery …

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Tim & Barry

Hi! We’re Timothy & Barry. In 2004, we met in L.A. and quickly fell in love. Barry had been touring the U.S. as an actor …

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Alberto & Brian

In 2011, Alberto was visiting New York from Milan, Italy and met Brian. It was love at first sight, as we connected immediately over our …

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Ratna & Vishu

Hi, we are Ratna and Vishu! We met first in May 2019 through a dating site and instantly connected. Soon after that Ratna went on …

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Sean & Jean Yves

Picture it: Montreal, 2017. Jean Yves had been living in Montreal for several years, and Sean had just moved there for work. We first met …

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Paul & Ben

Welcome to our story! In 2010, Ben was traveling to the Berkshires to see a production of Sweeney Todd, where he caught the attention of …

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Alessandra & Juan

We are Juan and Alessandra and we met in 2013 while working at the Children’s Aid Society as social workers. We immediately bonded over our …

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Johanna & Mike

We met on an online dating website in 2003—20 years ago. Mike reached out through email to ask about my artwork (at the time, I …

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Craig & JJ

Please meet Craig and JJ, a married couple living in the Upper East Side who have been together since 2019. From our very first date …

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Rodney & Matthew

Hello, we are the Dunlap-Keener family! We are thrilled to welcome you into our lives as we share a bit about ourselves. Our family is …

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Melody & Jason

We’re Melody and Jason and we’re thrilled to be on this adoption journey! We met through friends 20 years ago and have been together ever …

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Suzanne & Darrin

We are Suzanne & Darrin, a happily married couple who have been together for 7 years. We have always dreamed of becoming parents and are …

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Sherene & Javon

We are a loving family of three, excited to welcome another child to our lives. Our storyis a special one: we have been together since …

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Nathaniel & Jack

We have been together for ten years, and married for just over one. We met at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill while studying …

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Albert & Douglas

Albert and Douglas met in Boston in 2012 and have been together ever since, Douglas moved to New York in 2013, and Albert joined him …

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Clarice & Elliott

We’re Clarice and Elliott! We met 17 years ago working at a museum cafe in college. Clarice accidentally spilled milk on Elliott’s backpack and we’ve …

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