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Please join us for the first annual

Take Heart & Thrive Conference for Adoptive & Foster Parents!

Steal away some time with a room full of people who understand the joys and challenges of being an adoptive or foster family. Be encouraged, be educated, build new friendships, and return home ready to dig back in with your family. This will be a fun, informative and restful weekend for anyone in the trenches of foster care or adoption.

You'll hear from former foster youth and adult adoptees, birth mothers and social workers. You'll hear tips and tricks, and shared stories. You'll hear from people who are probably a lot like you. And not only for adoptive families or those currently doing foster care, if you want to know more about adoption or have considered being involved in foster care, you'll find an extended family here eager to share experiences and make connections that prove to be such a lifeline when navigating the special nature of this parenting journey.

Wherever you're at and whatever your story, our hope is that you won't walk away the same...We look forward to seeing you!

Featured Guests

Mike and Kristen
Mike and Kristin Berry

        from Confessions of An Adoptive Parent

Mike and Kristin Berry are authors, bloggers, speakers, adoptive parents, and former foster parents. They are creators of the blog site Confessions Of An Adoptive Parent read by more than 50,000 people monthly around the world. In 2015, they co-authored the book, The Adoptive Parent Toolbox, an insightful guide to just about every aspect of the adoptive journey. They have been married for 17 years and have 8 kids, all of whom have been adopted.


Frank Tate

Frank Tate is a husband, father, entrepreneur (5 Minute Walk Records /Super Franks Fun Adventure), and author who has a passion for sharing his story, hoping to encourage and motivate those thinking about foster care or adoption. Frank spent 10 years in foster care (ages 8-18) and shares how being invited into a loving foster home literally changed his story and allowed him a path to being the dad he never had.

Guest Worship Leader
Justin McRoberts

        Justin McRoberts

Justin has been singing, writing and speaking and in the Diablo Valley for going on 20 years. He has a compassionate heart, a unique gift of words and insight and a passion for passing those things on. Justin will be leading a time of worship Friday night and Saturday morning.

APRIL 28 AND 29, 2017

Hillside Covenant Church - 2060 Magnolia Way Walnut Creek, CA

$65/person      $100/couple

Andrea DeBoer

Lisa Sweet