NEW YORK, NY: Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children has launched a new podcast, Adoption Talk by Spence-Chapin, that brings together a multitude of voices and perspectives to discuss important and timely issues around adoption. Featuring in-depth examinations of a variety of topics as well as a diverse array of personal stories, Adoption Talk seeks to grow awareness around adoption and elevate the voices of those within the adoption community.
In the United States today, 56% of American adults report that they are not at all or only somewhat familiar with adoption, and yet 40% of Americans know someone who is connected to adoption, according to the Dave Thomas Foundation’s 2022 U.S. Adoption and Foster Care Attitudes Survey. The report also points to persistent misconceptions around adoption that can perpetuate negative stereotypes and leave those connected to adoption feeling isolated and misunderstood. Adoption Talk strives to provide clarity and insight around all aspects of adoption and the adoption community, and to improve understanding and acceptance around the world.
Kate Trambitskaya, CEO of Spence-Chapin, says of the endeavor, “We are proud to discuss the multitude of factors that impact the lives of those who are touched by adoption. Spence-Chapin has been a pioneer in this field throughout our 110-year history, and this podcast continues that tradition by bringing diverse voices and important topics on adoption to the forefront.”
The first season of Adoption Talk includes episodes on parenting across race, birth parent stories, open adoption experiences, and adoptee identity. Guests include Black to the Beginning’s Dr. Samantha Coleman and Sandria Washington discussing the unique experience of being Black and adopted; Florencia Lalor, founder of the online space for adoptees from Latin America, La Voz del Hijo; Planned Parenthood’s Director of Specialty Training and Programs, Sue Wendelgass; and more.
To listen to Adoption Talk, go to http://spence-chapin.org/podcast or subscribe on Spotify, Stitcher, or Apple Podcasts.
About Spence-Chapin: 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 www.spence-chapin.org.