2017 Retreat Recap

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”  Psalm 73:26

  • I can honestly say I have not been to a better, more thoughtful retreat where I was pampered and loved.
  • Not only was it an informative event, it felt very intimate and personal, and your attention to detail was spot on!
  • I was in awe by the quality of speakers. Such solid and meaningful content. Very applicable – even for a weary, waiting mom. Bottom line, it all blew me away!
  • I feel a sense of healing after bonding with women I had never met in a such a deep way. It's something I can't even explain to others.
  • Laughing, having heart to hearts, and then laughing again...I can't tell you how refreshed I feel!

"Every speaker challenged me and called out some of the lies that I've been believing.  I've never been so encouraged and refreshed.  God has spoken so powerfully to me through this retreat.  My heart is so much lighter and my soul is open to my child in a way that it hasn't been in a long time. "

-WOVEN 2017 attendee



"There was so much thought put into every detail, the food, the snacks, the tulips on our pillows, the pajamas, the slippers, the comedy, the chocolate fountain, the bags, the chapel was beautiful and even smelled good!  It's such a nice feeling to come out of class and someone has prepared a snack for you!"

-WOVEN 2017 attendee

"The Woven by Love Retreat is so much more than a much-needed get-away for adoptive moms. It’s a sacred space where real life meets real hope; an invitation to be empowered by Jesus, encouraged by community and equipped with truth.  You may come exhausted and empty, but you will leave filled, fueled, and forever changed."

- Alicia Bruxvoort, WOVEN 2017 speaker

"We walk closely with parents throughout the adoption process, but once they're home with a new son or daughter, we know the adoption experience isn't over. Connections with other parents are so vital, to know you're not alone in the uniqueness of adoptive parenting. The Woven By Love retreat is a wonderful opportunity for adoptive moms to fellowship together while receiving some much needed pampering as well, and we are so pleased to be a small part of it each year."

-Michelle Dykema, director of Adoption Associates, Inc.