On a sunny afternoon in February 2011, dozens of Spence-Chapin families gathered to celebrate Black History Month with noted author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe.
Spence-Chapin’s 20th African-American Adoption Benefit will take place on Thursday, May 20. This year, supporters will get to see the critically acclaimed performances of Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in August Wilson’s Fences. It is one of Wilson’s extraordinary plays chronicling the African-American experience through each decade of the 20th Century. Proceeds from the benefit will help fund the agency’s African-American infant adoption program offering services for birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees.