Submitted by Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children
WHAT: Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children (Spence-Chapin) is hosting various activities throughout the month of November including Voices of Adoption: Adoptee Stories About Search and Reunion, in honor of National Adoption Month. The event is hosted by Jessica Luciere, an adoptee and adoption advocate.
WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6–8 p.m.
WHERE: Spence-Chapin; 410 East 92nd Street; New York, NY, 10128
WHY: Spence-Chapin’s mission driven by the simple belief that every child deserves a family. The renowned New York City not-for-profit organization has created and supported families through adoption with integrity and compassion for over 100 years and envisions a world in which adoption is a celebrated choice, every child belongs, and all families are embraced.
If you are an adoptee thinking about starting a birth parent search or want to hear stories from others who have reunited with birth relatives, please join us for a night of conversation about the complexities of search and reunion. No matter where you are in the search process, you'll walk away having connected with other adoptees who can relate to your experiences.
HOW: This event is free and recommended for adult adoptees 18 and older. Advance registration is required. To learn more, contact us at (646) 539-2167 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Spence-Chapin has several initiatives occurring throughout the month of November to help raise adoption awareness. Please go to https://www.spence-chapin.org/NAM to find out more.
About Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children
Spence-Chapin has been offering exceptional adoption and family services for more than 100 years. Its mission is to help find loving families for children whatever their needs or circumstances and provide counseling and lifelong support for all children and families to whom they have been born or entrusted. Spence-Chapin’s roots date back to the early 1900s with the pioneering work of Ms. Clara Spence and Dr. and Mrs. Henry Chapin, who established nurseries for infants abandoned on the streets of New York City, led humanitarian efforts, and created families through adoption. Spence-Chapin has since expanded to include other comprehensive support programs. The organization’s award-winning efforts have served more than 25,000 women, children, and families through domestic, international and special needs adoption, post-adoption support, and humanitarian aid programs such as the Granny Program. Find out more at spence-chapin.org.
Contact: Rose M. Crichton
Director, Marketing & Communications
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.