The Adoption Mentoring Partnership program is a collaboration between the Rudd Adoption Research Program in the Psychology Department at UMass, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Hampshire County. This unique program seeks to match UMass students who are adopted with children in the community who are also adopted. Matched across a variety of factors, the mentors and the children are able to form friendships grounded in the similarities between them including their gender, race, ethnicity, and adoption story. By providing a same-gender, same-race mentor for adopted children, the mentors become not only friends, but role models as well. The mentors meet as a cohort biweekly throughout the year and discuss adoption related articles and issues. The program is always seeking new mentors!
AMP (Adoption Mentoring Partnership)
Program Type Course Name and Number: PSY 396A
Begin / End Date:
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020