Navigating the Holidays for Adoptive Families

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Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Youtube Episode 4: Navigating the Holidays for Adoptive Families On today’s episode, we hear a timely and important conversation on how to navigate some of the challenges that may arise for adoptees and adoptive families around the holidays, led by Director of Pre and Post Adoption Services at Spence-Chapin and therapist, Christine […]

Normalizing Transracial LGBTQ Adoption with Actor Raymond J. Lee and Life-Coach Robbi Kearns

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Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Youtube Normalizing Transracial LGBTQ Adoption with Actor Raymond J. Lee and Life-Coach Robbi Kearns On today’s episode, Broadway, TV, and film actor, Raymond J. Lee, and husband, Robbie Kearns, life-coach and founder of Guidance from Gratitude, discuss how they’ve used television and print ad opportunities to help normalize transracial LGBTQ families, advocating […]

Back to School: Adoption-Specific Tips and Advice from Spence-Chapin Counselors

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Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Youtube Back to School: Adoption-Specific Tips and Advice from Spence-Chapin Counselors On today’s special episode we discuss Back to School with Spence-Chapin therapists, Christine Tangel and Amy Silverman. Together, they tackle topics like preparing your child and family for conversations that may come up around adoption, how to speak to teachers and […]

Sarah Saffian on being a Memoirist, Psychotherapist and Adoptee

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Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Youtube Episode 16: Sarah Saffian on being a Memoirist, Psychotherapist and Adoptee On today’s episode, Director of Pre- and Post- Adoption Services and therapist at Spence-Chapin, Christine Tangel, speaks with Sarah Saffian, fellow therapist and also memoirist and adoptee, about her memoir, Ithaka, her therapeutic writing workshops for members of the adoption constellation, and […]

LGBTQ+ Family Formation Options & Adoption Pathways with Brian Rosenberg of Gays with Kids and Lauren Jiang and Sophia Gardner of Spence-Chapin

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Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Youtube Episode 15: LGBTQ+ Family Formation Options & Adoption Pathways with Brian Rosenberg of Gays with Kids and Lauren Jiang and Sophia Gardner of Spence-Chapin On today’s episode, Adoption Talk delves into the topic of LGBTQ+ family formation pathways, speaking with Brian Rosenberg, co-founder of Gays with Kids, about his family’s journey, […]

Ethics in International Adoption

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Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Youtube Episode 14: Ethics in International Adoption On today’s episode, we discuss the very important issue of ethics in international, or intercountry, adoption, beginning with the very basic question: Why does intercountry adoption exist at all? This thoughtful conversation with Spence-Chapin Senior Director of International Adoption & Humanitarian Aid, Lauren Jiang, and […]

Birth Fathers & Open Adoption

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Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Youtube Episode 13: Birth Fathers & Open Adoption On today’s episode, we hear from birth father David and adoptive mom Sarah about their experiences in an open adoption, and from Spence-Chapin Director of Domestic Adoptions, Monica Baker, and Associate Director of Birth Parent Services, Mary McCabe, about the importance of open adoption […]

Mixed Roots Foundation and the Foster Care Challenge

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Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Youtube Episode 12: Mixed Roots Foundation and the Foster Care Challenge On today’s episode, Holly Choon Hyang Bachman, founder of Mixed Roots Foundation and The Foster Care Challenge speaks with Spence-Chapin Director of Marketing and Development, Christine Pohl, about National Foster Care Month and new initiatives to support adoptees and foster care […]