Stork and Cradle

The mission of Also-Known-As, Inc. is to empower the voice of adult international adoptees, build cultural bridges, transform perceptions of race, and acknowledge the loss of the birth country, culture, language and biological family experienced by international adoptees.

Teen Mentorship


Join us for the 2017-2018 Also-Known-As Mentorship Program!

Attention parents of international adoptees and parents who are international adoptees!
Come participate in our youth or teen mentorship program.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 year!

Program Mission

The mission of the Also-Known-As Teen Mentorship Program is to provide a community in which international adolescent adoptees ages 13-18, or children in that age range of international adoptees, can begin exploration of identity and race.  The principal objectives are:

  • To provide a community in which international adolescent adoptees can build friendships with others who share in the international adoption experience.
  • To encourage discussion about identity and race.
  • To provide a community in which international adolescent adoptees can feel empowered and find their own voices.


  • The program will meet one Saturday a month from September through May
  • A group of international adult adoptee mentors will be present at each of the events
  • The events will focus on fun as well as on exposure to adoption issues
  • Adult mentors and teens must agree and adhere to behavior guidelines
  • Families of the enrollee must pay a fee of $400 to cover the cost of the 9 events
  • Families must be members of Also-Known-As ($50 for annual family membership)

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Information for Parents

Please fill out the following forms if you would like your teen son or daughter to be a part of the Teen Mentorship Program: 


Information for Mentors

We invite prospective mentors to seek this opportunity to become role models, to become a friend, and to be an enriching addition to a young person’s life:


Past events have included:

  • Rock climbing
  • Cooking
  • Ping Pong
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Beach Day
  • Ice skating
  • Apple picking
  • Bowling
  • Laser tag
  • Trapeze


Contact Information

Misha Ulrichmisha 91x117 is the Director of the Teen Mentorship Program.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about the program or to submit an application to be a Mentee or Mentor.

Misha was adopted with her twin sister from South Korea when they were three months old where they grew up in New York City.  Misha graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a B.S. in Public Relations.  During her time as an undergrad, she studied abroad on Semester at Sea in the Spring of ’09, and at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea in Fall ’11.  After graduating, she spent time traveling through Europe before moving to Melbourne, Australia to study international relations at the University of Melbourne.  Upon returning to New York, Misha became a mentor in Also-Known-As’s teen mentorship program and is excited to step up as the Director this year.  She is also a member of the AKA Board of Directors.

2017 - 2018 Calendar

All dates are Saturdays:

 September 16    December 19    March 10 
 October 14   January 20   April 21
 November 18   February 10   May 12 

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