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Retreat 2012

Location: Lake Lanier Legacy Lodge and Conference Center
Date: January 27-29th, 2012
Registration: September 1, 2012
Cost: $165
Rooms: $109/night

Registration is full! To be added to the retreat waitlist please email and write "waitlist" in the subject line. Thank You.

The 2012 retreat is scheduled for January 27-29th at the Lake Lanier Legacy Lodge and Conference Center. Registration will begin September 1, 2011. Our first retreat filled up in 48 hours to please stay tuned and consider signing up for the newsletter to get registered for 2012!

If you would like to come one day early we will have a special day created just for the mom that really needs an added getaway. This year the resort is giving us every room and meeting room so with theater seating we will be able to accommodate more adoption moms, but space is still limited. The link to register will be here on the website beginning September 1st.

The cost includes retreat t-shirt, meals beginning with Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast, snacks, sodas, and retreat materials. Rooms can be split 4 ways to lighten the cost and are booked separately.


Friday – January 27th
2 – 6 pm Registration / Check-In in Veranda Room
4 - 5:30 pm “Fun” Breakouts – Breakout Session 1
(Includes 5 options: African American Haircare, Photography 101, Creative Quite Time, Blogger Panel “Using Your Blog for Outreach and Ministry”, Fun-Raising for Your Adoption); Snacks and Coffee served in registration room during this time
6 - 7:30 pm Dinner in the Plantation Ballroom
8 – 9:30 pm Welcome & Heart of Weekend, Worship and Main Session 1 in Grand Ballroom
(concluded with panel of adoptees and siblings)
9:30 pm “Adoption and Chocolate” – Coffee, chocolate desserts and Chat time (designated in different rooms by country/agency)

Saturday – January 28th
7 – 9 am Breakfast in Plantation Ballroom
9 – 10:30am Worship & Main Session 2 in Grand Ballroom
11:30 – 1 pm Lunch in Plantation Ballroom
1:30 – 3 pm Breakout Session 2 (6 options)
3:30 – 5 pm Breakout Session 3 (6 options)
6 – 7:30 pm Dinner in Plantation Ballroom
7:45 – 9 pm Evening Session in Grand Ballroom followed by worship and prayer time
9:30 pm PJ Party Panel – adoption moms answer questions and share on topics of adoptingbabies, older children, sibling groups, HIV & special needs children AND other topics including home school, cocooning & thriving as a big family

Sunday – January 29th
7 – 9am Breakfast
9 – 10:30 am Worship & Final Session & Challenge to our callings as moms
10:30 am Checkout – Optional Share Session & Slideshow
11:30 am Final departures