Mentor Orientation

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Adoption Network Cleveland says
Permanency Champion
(Noun) 1. The property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration.
(Noun) 1. A person who fights for a cause.
Mentor
(Noun) 1. A wise and trusted guide and advisor.

Permanency Champions are stable, mature adults who serve as mentors to youth in foster care while they are waiting for adoption. Adoption Network Cleveland's primary goal for these youth is to help them find a permanent, loving adoptive family, though we recognize that not all youth will be adopted. Permanency Champions can advocate for and provide support to teens as they transition either into a family or into adulthood on their own. Our hope is that these connections become lifetime relationships that enrich both the teen and the mentor.

If you are interested in becoming a Permanency Champion, there are several basic steps:

-Complete an application
-Attend an orientation training
-Get fingerprinted and have a background check completed (at our cost)
-Participate in a one-on-one assessment with our Mentoring Coordinator
-Provide three references

It is not a long process and participants have commented on the valuable information they gain through the training and screening process. Teens need positive stable adults in their lives, not always “perfect” ones. Ordinary people can be great Permanency Champions for teens!

RSVP to this orientation session to Robert.Gibbons@AdoptionNetwork.org
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By: Adoption Network Cleveland

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