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This is a podcast about all things adoption brought to you by Spence-Chapin, an adoption services and support nonprofit organization based in New York City with over a century of experience. There are many voices that make up the adoption constellation. This podcast aims to hear from all of them because each voice brings an important perspective & story about adoption. Twice a month, this podcast brings you conversations with adoptees, birth parents, adoptive families, adoption professionals and health and social service experts as they share their experiences and discuss all things adoption.

Adoption Talk by Spence-Chapin Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children

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This is a podcast about all things adoption brought to you by Spence-Chapin, an adoption services and support nonprofit organization based in New York City with over a century of experience. There are many voices that make up the adoption constellation. This podcast aims to hear from all of them because each voice brings an important perspective & story about adoption. Twice a month, this podcast brings you conversations with adoptees, birth parents, adoptive families, adoption professionals and health and social service experts as they share their experiences and discuss all things adoption.

    Episode 4: Navigating the Holidays for Adoptive Families

    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 Tangel, and Manager of Community Programming and transracial adoptee, Jessica Luciere. Let's get started.

    • 27 min
    Episode 3: The Unfiltered Truth from Birth Parents (Part 1)

    Episode 3: The Unfiltered Truth from Birth Parents (Part 1)

    Today’s episode is the first of two parts. This episode begins the conversation with birth parents Linda and Jack as they speak with Spence-Chapin Director of Domestic Adoption Programs and Outreach, Monica Baker, about their decisions to make an adoption plan, their experience with open adoption, and how they have been working through the challenges and emotions they’ve faced along the way.

    • 28 min
    Episode 2: A Conversation with Sue Wendelgass of Planned Parenthood

    Episode 2: A Conversation with Sue Wendelgass of Planned Parenthood

    On today’s episode, Spence-Chapin veteran and licensed clinical social worker, Toni Cockerham, speaks with Sue Wendelgass, Director of Specialty Training and Programs at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, who, for the last decade, has been counseling pregnant women on their options and referring those considering adoption to Spence-Chapin. Sue and Toni discuss myths around adoption, what open adoption means for birthparents, and what is involved in a birthparent-led adoption planning process.

    • 30 min
    Episode 1: Talking about Race: The Parenting Across Race Series

    Episode 1: Talking about Race: The Parenting Across Race Series

    On today's episode, Spence-Chapin Director of Pre- and Post-Adoption Services, Christine Tangel, speaks with Raven Bowie, an MSW who works with adoptive families at Spence-Chapin, and Jessica Luciere, a transracial adoptee and Manager of Community Programming at Spence-Chapin, about the new "Parenting Across Race" series and the importance of providing adoptive parents with the tools to be able to talk about race and racism with their children and families.

    • 45 min
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    This is a podcast about all things adoption brought to you by Spence-Chapin, an adoption services and support nonprofit organization based in New York City with over a century of experience. There are many voices that make up the adoption constellation. This podcast aims to hear from all of them because each voice brings an important perspective and story about adoption. Twice a month, this podcast brings you conversations with adoptees, birth parents, adoptive families, adoption professionals and health and social service experts as they share their experiences and discuss all things adoption. Let’s get started!

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