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Birthmom-to-Birthmom Mentor Program


 

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 PROGRAM ARE NOW CLOSED. APPLICATIONS WILL REOPEN IN JANUARY 2022 FOR THE NEXT SESSION.

 

On Your Feet Foundation's Birthmom-to-Birthmom Mentor Program aims to provide one on one support to birthmothers by birthmothers in the On Your Feet community. In doing so, we will help birthmothers become more comfortable talking about their feelings around their adoption by creating a safe and empathetic space, enable birthmothers to achieve goals within their adoption and become better connected to the On Your Feet community in order to receive ongoing support, fostering a community which shares responsibility in the growth and support of its members.

 

 


Program Participant Expectations Include:

  • Be polite and courteous: Be responsive, but respect boundaries (no middle of the night texts/calls/DMs)

  • Be honest and authentic: the best work is done when you are being your true self

  • Actively engage: Respond to communications in a timely manner

  • Be positive: Share problems and work to identify solutions; avoid focusing on grievances

  • Communicate: bring any issues or concerns to the Program Manager


Birthmom to Birthmom Mentee Application

Please answer all questions. The more information you can provide, the better we will be able to pair you with an appropriate mentor. Incomplete applications will not be considered. By submitting this application, you agree to the terms of the program and commit to being an engaged participant. If you are not selected for this session, your application will be held for consideration for a future session. The Fall session starts July 15th and runs through February 15th. Applications will open for the Spring session on January 1st with the session beginning on February 15th. The number of mentees accepted will depend on how many mentors are available. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please send an email to the Program Manager, Jessica Figlio.

Application Deadline: July 1st, 2021

**In order to meet in person, proof of Covid vaccine must be provided.

First Name
Last Name
Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code
Is your adoption:
Did you place in a transracial adoption?

Are you currently or have you ever been in therapy?
Have you ever attended a retreat, call, or event with On Your Feet?

Do you have any specific goals?
Do you agree to the expectations of the program?
To be considered, you must check all items and agree to the program expectations.

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