March 24-26  2023

Foster care is full of ups and downs, that's for sure.  The Fearless Fostering retreat helps you to know (and feel!) that you're not alone - in any of it.  I utilize my skills as a therapist to help you process your emotions and take the next right step, as well as connect you with other amazing foster mamas who completely get what you're going through.  Delicious food and drink, your own luxury hotel room, and an intimate conversational setting are the icing on the cake!

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New York, NY

Foster care has brought our family incredible joy, as well as incredible opportunities for growth.  Sometimes, that growth can be painful.  In seasons when it feels like you're fighting an uphill battle, or that no one else in your life really "gets it," or well-intentioned loved ones say the wrong thing, you just yearn for a different type of support.  You deserve it.  And frankly, you need it.  Foster care isn't something we were meant to do alone.

You're stronger than you think you are. But if you're anything like me, you need a little guidance and support at times.  In other words, you just want someone to tell you what works.

this is the retreat for you.

"The retreat was the perfect amount of group time, solo time, and time in the city.  I left with practical skills for how to continue improving my mental was amazing!"


felt so refreshed:


You get to have Cathleen there with you, giving you the support you need!"


got the right support


real results

Results that last well beyond one weekend:

The Fearless Fostering Retreat provides stillness, and true rest in a luxury hotel setting. You'll also get a fun girls night out with other amazing foster mamas!

not your average foster care retreat

The skills I'll teach you are ones that will continue to improve your mental health throughout your foster care journey (and life)!

led by a foster care informed therapist

Those who want ongoing support in a small group setting can do so through the Fearless Fostering group coaching program.

Opportunity to stay connected

“I used to think you had to be special for God to use you, but now I know you simply need to say yes."

— bob goff

Support that lasts...

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This transformational six month program for foster mamas combines a curated community of foster mom friends, and ongoing coaching with me.  Don't miss this chance to foster with the exact level of support you need.

Retreat attendees have the exclusive opportunity to join the Fearless Fostering Group Coaching Program for ongoing guidance and support


You're looking for a group of mom friends who GET it, and ongoing guidance from a therapist who does, too.

What can I expect on the retreat?

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The Fearless Fostering Retreat combines restorative stillness practices like meditation, prayer, and gentle yoga, intimate conversational sessions with our speakers, and mindfulness training led by me!

The full itinerary is emailed to participants the week of the retreat!

The retreat programming begins at 10 am Saturday, and wraps up at 5 pm Sunday. There is also a super fun girls dinner at 7 pm on Saturday evening!

Wondering what you'll be DOING at this retreat?


You want to learn the exact skills necessary to overcome anxiety + stress.

"Forever changed by these women, changed by a weekend away to recharge and refocus..."

It doesn't always feel safe to reach out to your case worker or post in a Facebook group when you're struggling. If you're feeling overwhelmed or frustrated by any aspect of fostering, Fearless Fostering is the perfect safety net.


changed for good

Yes, it really works...

"My latest foster care experiences are so much better, despite how difficult they are, because of you and the support group that you have built. Thank you!"

Carmen Maria

felt deeply supported

"Love this group! Foster mamas, if you're looking for support, encouragement, giggles, and fun, Fearless Fostering is a perfect choice!"

Evidence based stress reduction training + an inner circle of foster mom friends = the perfect level of foster care support. 


loved the friendship + Laughs


Kids in foster care in the USA alone


Kids in foster care waiting to be adopted


Of parents who adopt from foster care say they would do it again


Of profits from my course sales go to organizations that support foster youth + foster families
Save your spot!

My FREE class "Solutions for Foster Care Stress" is happening soon!

but wait, there's more!

January 16th, 2023
8 pm eastern/7 central/6 mountain/5 pacific