Find a mentor with our new mentor matching service:

Fill out an application to start the process. Wodaj has partnered with MentorCore, to offer mentor matching services. Once your application is completed, we will scour mentor applications to identify the best possible match for your child. We expect the process to take about 5-6 weeks, as we are actively recruiting mentors.

We ask that families seeking a mentor support the operations of Wodaj with a $30 application fee. Please click on the Donate link below to pay.

Mentee Application

Families who adopt a child internationally can provide the most foundational and critical needs of a child such as love, belonging, and provision on multiple levels. However, inherent in international adoption is the loss of connection to their birth county, culture and people group. This loss is a significant one and is crucial in their identity formation. Families who demonstrate value of their child’s birth culture and make efforts to form connections with that culture help to diminish the loss and access the gains of connection to their birth culture. Mentorship with a native Ethiopian is a phenomenal way families can integrate their child’s birth culture into their family and their child’s life. I am thrilled, as an Ethiopian adoptive mother and therapist working with adoptive families, that an organization to help families establish mentorship relationships exists!

Marcia Pritchard