Raising Awareness on Orphan Sunday

On November 12, 2017 the world will join together to learn about the millions of orphans here and around the world who are waiting for a loving and permanent family. This year, Spence-Chapin once again joins the Orphan Sunday movement to bring awareness to the children here and around the world in need of adoptive families and to promote the need for post-adoption support for all members of the adoption constellation. Spence-Chapin advocates for children in New York and around the world in Bulgaria, Colombia and South Africa. In New York and around the world there are infants and children waiting for the love and stability of an adoptive family.

We are committed to the idea that all children deserve a forever family, regardless of their age or medical condition, and we focus on finding families for the most vulnerable children: the thousands of pre-school and school-age children, sibling groups, and children with medical needs living in orphanages and foster care around the world.  All the children profiled on Spence-Chapin’s website are part of our Special Needs or International Adoption programs. The children are in immediate need of an adoptive family.

Please help us bring awareness to the need for more adoptive families! So many families are eligible to adopt – married and unmarried couples, single men and single women, LGBTQ parents, and families of all ages, income levels, and religions!

Join us for an event during National Adoption Month! Our Voices of the Triad Panel Discussion is on Tuesday, November 14th in New York City. We also have a full schedule of free webinars throughout November: Adoption Options for LGBTQ Singles and Couples on Tuesday, November 14th, Adoption 101 on Wednesday, November 15th, or Introduction to South Africa Adoption on Tuesday, November 21st.

Orphan Sunday is an opportunity to raise awareness of the children here and around the world in need of adoptive families and to promote the need for post-adoption support for all members of the adoption constellation.

To learn more about adoption domestic and international adoption at Spence-Chapin, or to view profiles of Waiting Children ready to be immediately matched with an adoptive family today, contact us at 212-400-8150 or at info@spence-chapin.org.

National Adoption Month CharityBuzz Auction

Charity Buzz_AM_ShoppingSpence-Chapin is thrilled to join families, adoption advocates, policy makers, judges and volunteers who all come together and celebrate adoption in communities large and small across the nation.

At Spence-Chapin, we are celebrating with our Charitybuzz online auction.  Visit our auction site to browse and bid on…

  • Meet Michael Franti & Spearhead And Introduce Them On Stage At The Concert, Plus 2 Tickets To The Show, Vip Passes, And Entry To The After-Party
  • 2 Club Level Seats To The See NY Jets Host The Oakland Raiders Dec. 8 With Parking Pass
  • Meeting And Newsroom Tour With Roy Sekoff, Founding Editor Of The Huffington Post And President And Co-Creator Of Huffpost Live.
  • Framed Photo By Spence-Chapin Adoptee Yasmine Arman, “I Can See A Widow From A Mile Away”

The holidays are right around the corner, so make Spence-Chapin’s National Adoption Month Online Auction your one-stop shop as you search for the perfect gifts for family and friends.  Your bids will get you great rewards – the perfect gift and the knowledge that you have helped a child find the stability and deep parental love that every child deserves across the nation.

Help make the auction a success..!

  • BID on an auction item!
  • TELL YOUR FRIENDS. The success of this online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. We need your help.
  • SHARE our site with your contacts on  Facebook and Twitter.


National Adoption Month


National Adoption Month is celebrated every November across the United States.

We know adoption is not a moment in time, but a life long journey. While we celebrate the many ways people become a family, we know it takes work to grow a happy family. Spence-Chapin’s Adoption Resource Center (ARC) offers counseling, mentorship and workshops that provide the building blocks, education, and support that families may need.

In 100+ years we have found homes for 20,000 children and guided over 5,000 parents, young adults, teenagers, and children whenever they’ve faced challenges. Our commitment to helping the adoption constellation remains as strong as ever.

If you are inspired to create or share a message about adoption in your family, visit us on Facebook and post your video.