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Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children - Brooklyn Office, Brooklyn NY

  • Agency Name
  • Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children - Brooklyn Office
  • Agency Location
  • 36 Plaza Street East
    Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • Contact Phone
  • (646) 539-2167
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  • Services Offered
  • Adoption and Adoption-Related Services
  • Description
  • SPENCE-CHAPIN IS AN ACCREDITED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION that has been offering quality adoption services for more than 100 years. Our mission is to provide adoption and adoption-related services of the highest quality. The organization focuses on finding adoptive homes for children who need families; promoting the understanding of adoption through counseling and public education; and improving adoption's image and practice. We are growing the pool of willing adoptive parents by lowering the financial barriers to adoption. We are educating these families as they consider adoption and we’re reducing their fears that can overwhelm the process. Through our Modern Family Center we are helping each family member navigate their individual adoption stories with clarity and confidence. Our mission is driven by the simple belief that every child deserves a family. Spence-Chapin's roots can be traced to the early 1900s and the pioneering work of Clara Spence, and Dr. and Mrs. Henry Chapin, who independently established nurseries out of concern for homeless infants abandoned in hospitals and shelters. The Spence and Chapin nurseries each broke new ground in developing social work techniques for adoption and, after the merger, continued to pioneer in the adoption field. Today, Spence-Chapin is proud of our role as a prominent voice and leading advocate for adoption, and of our commitment to the well being of all members of the adoption triad: birth parents, adoptive parents, and their children.
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Comment from Rosalie: My grandfather's sister came from Syria between 1918 and 1920 and she was pregnant. The family, to avoid shame, made her give the baby up for adoption and we know she was in Brooklyn. They then sent her to Columbia. We are not certain of her name but my mother years ago seemed to remember the following names which may or may not be linked to her - Edla Sayoud Assier Hayek or Aweeka (Awika). You could please let me know if you are the only agency that is over 100 years old in Brooklyn and what are our family's chances of finding any of our ancestors. Thank you so much.

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