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Black History Month

Spence-Chapin has been a leader in African-American and Black infant adoption as well as recruitment of African-American adoptive parents. We celebrate the efforts made by those who have fought to break barriers, continue in our mission of finding adoptive families for all children in the New York tri-state area and abroad as well as recruiting African-American, Black, bi-racial, and multi-racial adoptive parents.

FEATURED EVENT

Cocktails & Conversations: Raising Black Children Through Adoption

A Conversation with Michael Funk
Moderated by Antoinette Cockerham, Executive Vice President, External Relations & Family Services, Chief Operating Officer

Monday, February 24th, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Spence-Chapin, 410 East 92nd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10128

FEATURED Interviews

Here and Now ABC 7 Interview

Antoinette Cockerham, Ian Rowe, and Latoya Sinclair discussing Spence-Chapin’s history in finding permanent homes for African American children for adoption.

Brooklyn Savvy: Transracial Adoption Revisited

Antoinette Cockerham of Spence Chapin talks about the challenges of transracial adoption.

FEATURED BLOG POSTS

REFLECTIONS ON SPENCE-CHAPIN HISTORY DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

This month as we celebrate Black History Month, I have found myself taking time to reflect on the history of African American adoption, the role that Spence-Chapin has played in that history, and the many encouraging changes I have witnessed in my 25+ career working in adoption.

ADOPTION IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

In honor of Black History Month, we revisit the efforts made by those who have fought to break barriers, making African-American and Black children a focus and a priority.

SPENCE-CHAPIN, A LEADER IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND BLACK INFANT ADOPTION

In honor of Black History Month, we revisit the efforts made by those who have fought to break barriers, making African-American and Black children a focus and a priority.

SOUTH AFRICA ADOPTION STORY: KERRI AND NATHAN

An adoptive mother reflects on her family brought together through adoption from South Africa and Ethiopia.

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