Spence-Chapin is proud to continue our tradition of supporting African American, Black, Latino and Hispanic parents who want to adopt. We are actively seeking families representative of these cultures to become a part of our community. We invite you to our Manhattan office to meet with our Adoption Team to learn about the current landscape of adoption at Spence-Chapin. We will cover all aspects of our Domestic Adoption Program, including the application process, open adoption, the backgrounds of children we serve, the matching process, options counseling for biological parents, services to birth parents, and more!
In 1946, the agency challenged the then-popular notion that African-Americans were not interested in adoption by creating a program specifically for African-American adoptive families. And in 1991, AAPAC was formed as a community of parents of children who are Black and African-American, providing input on matters concerning African-American adoption and bringing families together as a community. We continue to serve children and biological parents of diverse backgrounds and believe it is necessary to recruit prospective adoptive parents from diverse backgrounds as well.
Please bring your questions! And we thank you for allowing us to assist you in your journey to adopt.