Parent Mentors

Parent Mentors

Would you like to connect with a parent whose child has a similar diagnosis as yours? We have specially-trained parents who want to share what they've learned while taking care of their own children.

Whether you're seeking a peer for emotional support or to learn more about what to expect from a certain medical diagnosis, our parent mentors have volunteered to share their insights about dealing with a similar situation.

Find a Parent Mentor

Once you’ve selected the person you’d like to talk to, you may send a message to the parent using our online form. They have agreed to respond to you by e-mail within 24-48 hours. We also have parent mentors who are not listed in the database. If you don't receive a response from one of our online mentors, or would like to reach a mentor offline, please contact parentengagement@akronchildrens.org.

Featured Parent Mentor
Nicole M.
Nicole M.
Nicole and her husband Chris adopted their daughter from Ethiopia in 2009. She was 7 months old. She had been living in an orphanage since birth. Their daughter has been diagnosed with febrile seizures, ADHD, Blount's disease, a submucous cleft palate and developmental delays. She receives speech and occupational therapy weekly and has received physical therapy in the past.
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