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 adoptive parents.
What: Spence-Chapin is participating in NYC Pride March as one of the only stroller-friendly, familyfriendly 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-worldpridestonewall50.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 [email protected]