I AM INTERESTED IN FOSTERING/ADOPTING BUT HAVEN'T
YET ADOPTED OR FOSTERED. CAN I STILL ATTEND THE RETREAT?
Yay! We are thrilled that you are interested in fostering or adopting. Each adoptive or foster parent has unique needs and valuable wisdom to contribute. As such, we earnestly hope you seek out parents along the various stages of this journey and glean from their experience in order to become the best adoptive or foster parent you can be. While the women at this retreat would undoubtedly have much wisdom and insight to share, our focus is primarily respite. Thus, at this time, we are requesting that only those women that are currently fostering or adopting, attend the retreat.
CAN MY HUSBAND ATTEND WITH ME?
We love that your husband is interested in attending. Unfortunately, the retreat is only open to women who are currently an adoptive or foster mom.
WE HAVE A NEWLY PLACED/ADOPTED CHILD. AM I ALLOWED TO BRING HIM/HER?
In an effort to preserve a restful atmosphere, we apologize that we cannot accommodate infants or other children at this retreat. Please feel free to take advantage of our commuter option which allows you to come at a discounted rate.
As adoptive moms, we understand both the importance of attachment and the stress it might cause a child to be separated from you. If even a few hours of separation is too long, we encourage you to use this time to deepen your connection with your child and join us in a future year when your child is more securely attached.
I AM NURSING AN INFANT. MAY I BRING HIM/HER?
Yes! Non-mobile infants only please.
I CAN'T AFFORD THE PRICE OF A ROOM, BUT WOULD STILL
LIKE TO ATTEND THE RETREAT. IS THERE ANOTHER OPTION AVAILABLE?
Yes! We have a very affordable commuter option available. See here for pricing.
DO YOU PROVIDE ANY KIND OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
We hope to sponsor or partially sponsor women in need of financial assistance. If you would like to attend the retreat, but the cost is beyond your means, please contact us at HeartsEncouragedRetreat@gmail.com. In the event we are able to award you some assistance, we will contact you.
I WOULD LIKE TO DONATE MONEY TO SPONSOR OR PARTIALLY SPONSOR A MOM.
HOW CAN I DO THAT?
CAN THE HIDEAWAY MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MY FOOD ALLERGIES?
Yes! Please note all food allergies in the registration form.
WILL YOU HELP ME FIND A ROOMMATE?
Yes! Please make a note in your registration comments. We will do our best to accommodate all room requests, although we cannot guarantee it.