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Journey of Strength and Hope: A Birth and Adoptive Mom’s Story

The Present

Jacqui adopted a beautiful baby girl named Carina through Spence-Chapin in August 2018. When we asked Jacqui why she chose to work with Spence-Chapin, she said that she was first introduced to Spence-Chapin as a birth parent seeking counseling and support many years ago. And after finally finding this support, she knew this was an organization she could trust to treat birth parents with respect.

Domestic Special Needs Adoption at Spence-Chapin: Who Chooses the Adoptive Family?

Families often have questions about what the matching process is like in our Domestic Special Needs Adoption Program. Similar to Spence-Chapin’s Domestic Infant Adoption Program, the matching process in our Domestic Special Needs Program is driven by birth family whenever possible.

BUILDING FAMILIES, NURTURING COMMUNITIES: THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF SOCIAL WORKERS IN ADOPTION

Two Infants, Two Families

Monica Baker, a social worker with Spence-Chapin for more than ten years, understands well the delicate balance of emotions involved in her work. She spends her days enabling connections between infants and the families who can provide forever homes for them.

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