Monday, November 16, 2009

THIS WEEK: "Choices: Adoption" & anti-Stupak phone banks

Exciting updates about "Choices: Adoption" this Wednesday (11/18) and Health Reform.  A birth mother, who placed for adoption through Spence-Chapin agreed to join our panel and share her experience.  "Choices: Adoption" will be a very special way to end our "Choices" series and we really hope you can make it. I have copied all the updated info below, included a Facebook invite and attached the flyer.  RSVP today and please feel free to forward widely to your friends and networks -- all are welcome!
We are also holding phone banks on Tuesday (11/17) and Thursday (11/19) to urge US Senators not to include the Stupak amendment in the Senate Health Reform bill.  You can participate from anywhere using our web-based system - all you need is a computer with high-speed internet access and a phone.  For more info, check out our website here:

Thanks, hope to see you all soon!
Lalena Howard, MSW
Community Organizer
NARAL Pro-Choice New York
470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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Choices: Adoption
Wednesday, November 18th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NARAL Pro-Choice New York, 470 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, NYC

NARAL Pro-Choice New York in partnership with co-sponsors Spence-Chapin and The LGBT Center's Center Kids program present "Choices: Adoption" on Wednesday, November 18th.  "Choices: Adoption" will highlight the work being done to ensure that all people have access to and are supported in the process of adoption.

Presenters will share their experiences with adoption and the work they do to ensure that birth mothers are heard, that professionals are trained to include adoption when options counseling, that the socioeconomic factors underlying transracial adoption are discussed and that all individuals and families, regardless of race, sexual orientation and class are recruited as adoptive parents.

Presenters include:
Antoinette Williams, Assistant Director of Domestic Adoption at Spence-Chapin
Marci Lieber, MSW, Healthcare Advocate at Spence-Chapin
Molly HyoJung Bidol, LMSW, Counselor, Coach, Consultant on Transracial Adoption
Birth Mother who placed for adoption through Spence-Chapin

Event is free and open to all with RSVP to Lalena Howard at or 646-520-3506.

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