Have you been to birth mom retreats? If so, what has your experience been? If not, would you like to and why?
I have been to other birth mom events. I’ve been to birth mom retreats. I’m an active member of BirthmomBuds.com and they hold an annual retreat in Charlotte, North Carolina each year. In the past 2 years I have been one of their speakers, their workshop speaker. I’ve just been contacted to be another speaker for this coming year. I do find that it is helpful. I am one of the older birth mom because a lot of the birth moms who do come to this event now have recently placed in the past couple of years but there are some birth moms who were about my age. We probably have about 10 or 15 birth moms or not even that many, maybe 6 or 8 at the time that are all about the age for our birth child. This retreat also has birth mothers who placed in the 1950s who have a very close adoption. Some of those birth mothers have been reunited with their children, others have not and others have located their children but the children have decided not to have any contact. So I do find that it is important to be at retreats like this if you can. I can give more details on the Birthmom Buds retreat if anyone is interested.