Frequently asked questions…
What is the cost and what does it include?
The retreat cost is $175 and must be paid when you register. (If you register but do not pay—your registration is incomplete and you’ll need to re register.) This includes ALL meals beginning with dinner on Friday evening to breakfast on Sunday, coffee, drinks, unlimited snacks, retreat materials and retreat journal. (You will not need any spending money for the weekend…unless you want to buy some tees and such from ministry tables.)
Rooms (at the rate of $109 per night) are booked separately to accommodate different budgets. (This is a crazy good rate for this resort!) If you want to make this weekend as thrifty as possible, you can split your room with up to 4 people at just $34 a night! You pay for the registration fee when you register (beginning August 15th) and you do not pay for your room until you check out on Sunday morning. Room reservations may be made after you register.
Can you hook me up with roommates? I don’t know anyone!
While we offered this service the first year, we are accommodating more moms and we’ll spare you the details the feat of Congress this was! If you need a roommate, you will need to coordinate this on your own. You can also go to our Created for Care Facebook page and give a little shout out there to try and find other moms coming who are also looking for roommates. Thumbs up to you mommas we have already seen doing this! Be sure to say how many roommates you are looking for and scroll through past comments to see if someone still has the same need.
Can I bring my friends who are interested in adoption or mom/MIL/family?
YES! And we even have a special breakout designed just for support coming (Support 101)! We had several moms accompany their daughters last year—and lots of friends who also came also! This IS a women’s retreat—so as long as they are women…they are welcome to join you-even if they are not adoptive moms!
What is the child policy?
Babies, toddlers and children will not be allowed in any retreat area including main session rooms, breakout session rooms, meal rooms or snack areas.
We have spent the last year preparing to serve so many of you–most of you who are in GREAT need of a rest and a retreat away from little ones. We want to serve every mom to the utmost–and while we realize there may be a mom or two that has a special circumstance regarding not being able to leave their child–we ask that you please join us in serving and honor the guidelines we have set to best serve everyone.
To respect those in need of a retreat, this policy will be strictly enforced. If you are unable to leave your child at all because of being newly home and bonding, it will probably not be best for a little one in the bonding process to be around such a big crowd or such a stimulating environment. We WILL be offering recprdings of the breakouts on our website after the retreat for moms unable to come and for spouses who would also like to listen to sessions. Remember it is healthy for little ones to have the opportunity to also bond with their fathers–and this weekend will provide that beautiful opportunity for many. What a beautiful thing we teach our children when we show them that mommies take care of themselves, daddies are able to also care for them and mommy comes back! If you can’t come, we encourage you to get the recorded sessions so you can still be encouraged and blessed from the retreat breakouts. It is our heart’s desire to serve EVERY mom whether they are able to be with us physically or not.
What airport to I fly in to–and how do I get to the retreat from there?
You will need to fly into the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Code: ATL. On a Friday–we recommend flying in BEFORE 2pm if possible…and even earlier if you can! From the airport, you’ll need to rent a car (priceline.com has great rates). You’ll want to visit the Legacy Lodge and Conference Center website for driving directions.
Can we come a day early if we would like to?
For moms who need a little extra get away or who find a much better flight rate for Thursday arrival, we usually have dinner at that resort and you are welcome to join us! Reservations at Wellness gym and spa are available Friday morning and restaurants on site are open for meals. Any Thursday and Friday meals and events (anything prior to the retreat beginning at 4pm on Friday) will be paid for separately and directly to the resort. We’d love to see some of y’all a day early!