New Project: Supporting Adoptees through Mentorship and Mutual Aid (SAMM)
JaeRan Kim
by JaeRan
3M ago
Faculty Fellows in Community Engagement – University of Washington Tacoma Office of Community Partnerships Summary of Project: SAMM is a series of activities aimed at supporting and growing peer mentorship communities for youth and adults with lived adoption histories. When adoptees begin to develop an adoptee identity and reflect on how adoption has impacted them, a sense of confusion and dissonance can occur. Adoptees report being in community with adoptee peers helps with feeling safe, heard, and supported. Mentoring programs focused on supporting the adoptee community are one form of prov ..read more
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New research study – adoptive parents of children with disabilities
JaeRan Kim
by JaeRan
4y ago
Are you an adoptive parent? Does your adopted child have one or more developmental, physical, or mental health disabilities? Dr. Claudia Sellmaier and I are seeking adoptive parent participants for a survey about parenting an adopted child with a disability. To participate in this study you must have at least one adopted child who is under 18 years old* and who has at least one developmental, physical or mental health disability. We are interested in learning more about the experiences of adoptive parents who have an adopted child with a disability and their experiences with adoption agencie ..read more
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