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Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children to March with LGBTQIA+ Families and Allies at This Weekend’s NYC World Pride | Stonewall 50

Published 06-26-19

Submitted by Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children

Spence-Chapin at 2018 NYC Pride March

Who: Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children (Spence-Chapin) has been offering exceptional adoption services for over a century. Our mission is to help find loving families for children whatever their needs or circumstances and provide counseling and support for all children and the families to whom they have been born or entrusted. Today, Spence-Chapin is proud of our role as a prominent voice and leading advocate for adoption, and of our commitment to the wellbeing of all members of the adoption triad: birth parents, adoptive parents, and their children. Spence-Chapin has been recognized as an Innovator in LGBTQ inclusion in the Celebrating Everyday Change-Makers in Child Welfare All Children - All Families (ACAF) 2019 report for the services we provide to the LGBTQ community, including children and prospective foster and adoptive parents.

What: Spence-Chapin is participating in NYC Pride March as one of the only stroller-friendly, family-friendly organizations for its fourth year in a row. Spence-Chapin invites LGBTQIA+ families connected to adoption and their allies to march in the parade and celebrate the beautiful and diverse ways in which families are created.

Where: The official World Pride | Stonewall 50 route can be found here: https://2019-worldpride-stonewall50.nycpride.org/. The march has multiple exit points, so marchers can join us for a few blocks or the entire route.

When: Sunday, June 30th at 2:30PM. 

Why:  NYC Pride is an opportunity to celebrate our families and show support for the LGBTQIA+ community. We believe it is important to showcase the diversity and beauty of LGBTQIA+ families connected through adoption. For this reason, we encourage all to participate, including parents with young children. As one in a short list of family-focused social service organizations to march each year, Spence-Chapin’s participation in NYC Pride has attracted increasing interest and attendance. We look forward to more than 200 people marching with us for World Pride.

More: To join Spence-Chapin at World Pride | Stonewall 50 please register at www.spence-chapin.org/Pride by Friday June 28 or contact Jeorjie Ornstein, Director of Special Events at  jornstein@spence-chapin.org.

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SPENCE-CHAPIN IS AN ACCREDITED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN OFFERING QUALITY ADOPTION SERVICES FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS. Our mission is to help find loving families for children whatever their needs or circumstances, and provide counseling and support for all children and the families to whom they have been born or entrusted. Our mission is driven by the simple belief that every child deserves a family.

Spence-Chapin 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. Through our Modern Family Center we are helping each family member navigate their individual adoption stories with clarity and confidence. 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.

Today, Spence-Chapin is proud of our role as a prominent voice and leading advocate for adoption, and of our commitment to the wellbeing of all members of the adoption triad: birth parents, adoptive parents, and their children.

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