Fireweed Retreat

Christ-Centered Retreat For Birth Mothers

September 6-8th, 2024

Pink flowers

"It's important to me to create an environment where birth mothers who may not know Jesus can feel just as seen, honored and respected as much as Christ-following birth mothers while receiving a weekend filled with pampering, validation, Biblical truth, and Christ-centered tools for their self-care tool belts."

~ Jennifer Mae, Birth Mom and Founder of the Fireweed Birth Mom Retreat

The Fireweed Retreat for Birth Moms is a Christ-centered retreat for only natural/first/birth mothers who are looking to connect with other women who placed and are wanting to find the hope of Jesus in their stories. 

Every participant gets to enjoy a cottage (with one roommate) with a private bathroom, seating area, and kitchen on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie, and guest speakers, crafts, activities, a plethora of snacks, and all meals. 

2024 Retreat Dates: Sept 6-8, 2024  

Please note: Age of birth mother, year of placement, adoption status (closed, open, reunited, etc.), and agency, attorney, or services in which one placed does not impact a birth mother's invite.  

At first I was quiet because I didn't know anyone. But I felt comfortable right away. I'm so glad I came!

- Birth Mom

I feel so special! People went to a lot of trouble for us to have a really nice time!

- Birth Mom

That was amazing to spend time with other birth moms, because we all understand each other!

- Birth Mom

I've been to a lot of retreats, and this is the one I wouldn't miss!

- Birth Mom

Photos from 2023

Woman holding candle
We're Glad You're Here sign
You are M&M: Magnificent and Marvelous
3 Minute Devotions for Hope and Healing
Daughter of the king
Flowers and display saying "I am God's Masterpiece"
heart shaped waffles
Food setup with decorative fireweed sign
Woman holding up quilt
Bunk room
Camp fire
Camp fire at dusk
Dessert and fruit
Decorative plate
Walking trail
Decorated table
Sitting area
Beulah Beach
Dinner set up
Retreat grounds
Gift bag

Promise To Our Participants:

In order to honor and respect birth moms' privacy and confidentiality, we do not publicly share any group photos from the retreat.  

SOFA logo with flower

All of These People Loved Serving YOU!

Food and decor prep
Jennifer getting ready to address retreat members
Volunteers signing
Volunteer with quilt
Center pieces
Volunteer speaking
Volunteer stocking fridge with drinks
Spiritual lead gives a talk
Volunteer & staff
Volunteers and staff
Group of volunteers
Volunteers working on decor
Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church
In His Steps Foundation logo
DLA Financial

Thank You All for Your Support

Hope, Healing, Jesus.  Fireweed.
Isaiah 61:3

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