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Saturday, August 13, 2011

4th annual birthmother retreat!



the retreat is for birthmothers of all ages and stages, even us non-mormons! expectant/hopeful birthmoms with an adoption plan are also welcome. the best airport to fly into is in seattle, wa. when you rsvp be sure to let the organizers know if you need a ride in the area.

*** if you are wanting to carpool from portland
you must tell me, desha, deshawood at gmail, 
the sooner the better as im leaving the country in 9 days 
and wont be back till late the night before the retreat. ***

hope to see you there! its the best part of my year and i always plan my entire summer around this awesome event! 

for more info and to ask any questions,  refer to the facebook event page

5 comments:

jodilee0123 said...

So I would like to know more about what you do at this retreat...what kinds of activities, do you have experienced counselors, do you just talk, etc. It would be neat to get something like this for birthmothers in my state (MN). I am an adoptive mother, but would love to get some things like this planned for birthmothers in our area--just curious what you love about it and what works and what is important to have to make it successful. This is awesome!

Kayli said...

I'm wondering the same as jodilee0123 -- I am a birthmother from Texas

birthMOM said...

im not on the planning committee, the ladies in seattle are the experts. their email addys are on the postcard, give them a shout out and glean from their wisdom to get something organized in your area.

i love the sisterhood, the camaraderie, the opportunity to be surrounded by others that share such a remarkable experience- for some it was great, for some it was awful, and most fall somewhere in the middle- but to be together is what makes it amazing. its humbling, its inspiring, its motivating. last year was less structured than the previous year as far as counselor lead activities, most of the activities we do are looking within at ones own personality and not centered on anything specifically adoption related. we do do some grp things like put messages in balloons that are specific to our adoptions.

its truly a retreat for the mind body and soul, it just so happens that we all share an extra bond of birthmotherhood. we dont sleep much, we talk a lot and eat and share pics and laugh and joke and swim in the lake and hike and star gaze and tell stories and have a blast.

jodilee0123 said...

Thanks! I totally want to make something like that here!

Jerusha Hannah said...

Hey! I'm a birth-mother in ohio, who is a public speaker on abortion/adoption (Living currently in ohio) I have a facebook group for birth-mothers, and father, called Beauti of adoption http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeauti/ ... PLEASE JOIN!
And also, I'd love to go to this next retreat you all are talking about!

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