Fireweed Retreat is founded by author, Jennifer Mae. The retreat is named after her book (See book for a description of the flower, Fireweed, and its significance ).
Fireweed Retreat is a Christ-center retreat for Birthmothers looking to connect with other women who placed and are wanting to find the hope of Jesus in their stories.
Age of Birthmother, year of placement, and adoption status (closed, open, reunited) and agency in which one placed does not impact a first mother's invite- all are welcome.
Fireweed Retreat will be a chance to learn more in-depth with Marriage and Family Therapist, Michelle Harris, about your Enneagram number- how God made you see and function in the world while in health and stress. And how to transform that number into healthy self-care.
A panel of Adoptive Moms will be joining us to answer questions us first mommas have for them. Learning to build empathy and understanding between sisters-in-triad is a step towards healthy relationships among each individual triad each first momma represents.
Cost for Birth/First/Biological Moms for the 2020 digital retreat: $0
Registration will be opening in August 2020 where you will be given the space to include your questions for the adoptive mom panel to answer.
To learn more about our choice to go digital check out our blog post.
WIth COVID-19 impacting we decided it was best to make this year's (2020) Fireweed Retreat digital. 2021 is already being planned and will be on location at Beulah Beach. Dates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed by Beulah Beach.
If you would like to be a part of our board/planning committee reach out to Jennifer Mae at