Events Calendar

Spence-Chapin offers many exciting events throughout the year—from family playgroups to adoption webinars to cocktail hours and more. Whether you are beginning your adoption journey, looking to meet other adoptive families, or interested in supporting Spence-Chapin, we have an event for you!

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Upcoming Events

May

5

Birth Mothers’ Gathering

Date: Thursday, May 5

Times: 06:00pm – 09:00pm

Location:

May

18

Spence-Chapin Gala

Date: Wednesday, May 18

Times: 06:00pm – 09:00pm

Location: Guastavino’s

May

23

Adoption 101 Webinar

Date: Monday, May 23

Times: 06:00pm – 07:00pm

Location:

Apr

21

06:00pm – 07:00pm

Introduction to Adoption from South Africa

Our International Team is excited to host this webinar and to share information about adopting from South Africa. Spence-Chapin is proud to have the longest history of any US-based agency of facilitating adoption from South Africa and we work with adoptive families living across the entire United States.

Apr

23

12:00pm – 02:00pm

Junior Mentorship Program

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Apr

24

12:00pm – 01:30pm

Play Café

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Apr

26

06:00pm – 07:00pm

Introduction to Adoption from Colombia

Join us to learn about our Colombia Adoption Program. Our Colombia Adoption Program is open to singles, married couples, unmarried couples, and welcomes LGBTQ+ parents. In this webinar, we will detail the pathways to adopt from Colombia, including pathways available to individuals without Colombian Heritage as well as pathways available to individuals who hold a Colombian Cedula.

Apr

27

05:00pm – 08:00pm

Trauma Informed Parent Training

Parenting a child with a trauma history can feel like you’re following a different set of rules. Learn tips and techniques for building trust and addressing common behavioral challenges including tantrums and eating and sleep issues. This interactive virtual training will help you understand signs of trauma for specific developmental stages, provide suggestions on how to discuss trauma with your child and how to support healing for your child.

May

2

05:00pm – 07:30pm

Openness and Talking About Adoption: Finding the Right Words 

It can be hard to come up with the words in the moment - what if I say the wrong thing? For many parents, knowing the importance of talking openly with their child about adoption is the easy part and knowing what to say and how to say it can be more challenging. Learn how to talk with your child about their adoption story and birth family as they grow and how to respond to questions and comments from others.