Voices of adoption

Created by and for Adoptees.

Spence-Chapin’s Voices of Adoption is a space for Adoptees to come together to share in an open space with other Adoptees. In Fall of 2022, we launched a Teen Voices of Adoption that creates the same safe and open space, but for teens 13-17. Learn more below!

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Voices of Adoption (18+)

Voices of Adoption is a space created by Adoptees for Adoptees! Adoptees 18+, born internationally and domestically are invited to share in this open space to meet, connect and create community via discussion. Hosted by Jessica M. Luciere, a transracial Adoptee and Adoptee Advocate. 

Learn more about Voices of Adoption through our FAQ!

Teen Voices of Adoption

Teen Voices of Adoption (VOA) is a virtual event held for adoptees ages 13- 18 that meets throughout the year. In this virtual space, adoptees from all around the world are welcome to join in an evening of conversation, while hearing from others who have a deep shared experience. Teen VOA is hosted by Jessica M. Luciere, a Colombian adoptee and Adoptee Advocate; she is the Manager of Community Engagement at Spence-Chapin, overseeing all programs that support adoptees and their families.

Teen Voices of Adoption is a community-based group and does not offer clinical support. If you or your family are in need of additional support please visit Post-Adoption Counseling | Spence-Chapin to see if our counseling services are right for you.

Registration for Teen VOA is free to all adoptees 13-17 years old.

Learn more about Teen Voices of Adoption through our FAQ!

Program Facilitator

Jessica is a transracial adoptee born in Bogota, Colombia who grew up in Long Island, New York. She is an Adoptee Advocate, working to create supportive spaces for adoptees and their families. Jessica was one of the founding mentors in the NYC Teen Mentorship program which began in 2006, and now is the Manager of Community Engagements at Spence-Chapin, overseeing all community programming. Jessica’s passion for connecting with adoptees and their families has always been the driving force in her work and is the reason she continues to create spaces for adoptee stories and voices.

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To register for Voices of Adoption, click on an event below that you would like to attend.

Upcoming Events
  • Voices of Adoption
    • August 25, 2022
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Our next Voices of Adoption (VOA) will be on August 25 from 6-8pm EST via Zoom! Voices of Adoption is a space created by Adoptees…

  • Voices of Adoption
    • November 10, 2022
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Our next Voices of Adoption (VOA) will be on November 10 from 6-8pm EST via Zoom! Voices of Adoption is a space created by Adoptees…

  • Teen Voices of Adoption
    • November 16, 2022
      6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Our first Teen Voices of Adoption (TVOA) will be on November 16 from 6-7:30pm EST via Zoom! Teen Voices of Adoption is a space created by…

  • Voices of Adoption - After the Holidays
    • January 5, 2023
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Our next Voices of Adoption (VOA) will be on January 5 from 6-8pm EST via Zoom! Voices of Adoption is a space created by Adoptees…

  • Voices of Adoption
    • March 16, 2023
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Our next Voices of Adoption (VOA) will be on March 16 from 6-8pm EST via Zoom! Voices of Adoption is a space created by Adoptees…

  • Voices of Adoption - Pride Month
    • June 22, 2023
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Our next Voices of Adoption (VOA) will be on June 22 from 6-8pm EST via Zoom! Voices of Adoption is a space created by Adoptees…

  • Voices of Adoption
    • August 31, 2023
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Our next Voices of Adoption (VOA) will be on August 31 from 6-8pm EST via Zoom! Voices of Adoption is a space created by Adoptees…