If you’re interested in owning a spider monkey, you must research extensively to gain a better understanding of what you’re getting into. Spider monkeys, while potentially adoptable, cannot be kept as pets legally in most states.
You must live in a state that allows for the possession of primates, and even then, ownership of a primate usually requires a license. Depending on the laws in your state, you may be able to own a spider monkey via a sanctuary, rescue, or breeder. Additionally, owners must provide top-notch health care, specialized diet, and appropriate housing for any primate they choose to bring home.