Created by transracially adopted person, April Dinwoodie, AdoptMent (adoption+mentoring) is a specialized mentoring program where adults who have been adopted and/or spent time in foster care mentor young people who have been adopted or have a plan for adoption. April’s vision was to create a fun, nurturing and safe space to inspire connections via shared life experiences. The mission of AdoptMent is to provide young people with an enriching mentoring experience that offers a unique layer of support, advocacy, and guidance from caring mentors who have personal connections with adoption and/or foster care.
AdoptMent focuses on encouraging personal development, healthy identity, cultural awareness, and relationship building. Creative, thoughtful, and engaging programming coupled with mutual validation of feelings and experiences, helps to manifest meaningful, long-lasting relationships for the mentee/mentor matches and the group overall. Currently, AdoptMent is in partnership with New Alternatives for Children and Mentoring USA.
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