Birth Mothers Retreat

You know what it’s like to be with others who “get” you. Well, birth mothers rarely have people in their network of support who really “get” their adoption choice. In fact, in the past few years, Adoption Option Council of Minnesota’s board of directors has recognized a very real need for emotional support and fellowship among birth mothers.

That’s why we are pleased to present AOCM’s first-ever Birth Mother’s Retreat. On Sept. 19-21, 2014, at a beautiful Minnesota retreat center, we will gather up to 20 birth mothers for a weekend of friendship, learning and support. Learn more and show your support…

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Classroom presentations

The Adoption Option Speakers Panel provides thousands of Minnesota high school students with real-life perspectives from birth parents, adoptive parents, adopted persons, birth grandparents and social workers. Why should you offer this 50-minute program in your school?
- Adoption is relevant to more students than you may know
- Trained panel members answer students’ honest questions
- Students learn to be more supportive of each other
- Educators find this presentation to be one of the most popular
Available in-person or by video. An incentive is available to educators who use the video presentation and offer feedback via a brief survey. Learn more at

Minnesota Loves Adoption

Celebrating the many ways adoption has touched their lives, Minnesota individuals and families have come together to share their stories. Adoption Option Council of Minnesota is pleased to present those stories in a beautiful hard cover book called “Minnesota Loves Adoption.” Click on the image below to learn more about this program and how you can get involved.

AOCM is not a political or religious organization.

AOCM Sponsored Websites

ITK (In the Know) Teens is a resource created to engage teens about the subject of adoption. Minnesota Loves Adoption is an online scrapbook, providing a forum for Minnesotans to share their real stories of adoption with others.

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Adoption Option Council of Minnesota
P.O. Box 75, Elk River, MN 55330
952.944.0866 or

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  • Message from President Kate: My grandma has finished making the blankets for the AOCM Birthmothers Retreat and I have to say, they are perfect! I can't wait to share them with the women attending the retreat. But these blankets, and the other wonderful gifts donated for this special weekend, still need a way to be packaged together! We would love to purchase custom tote bags for each retreater to use for transporting their gifts and take-home materials that will help them on their journey after the retreat. Would you consider a donation to help us purchase these bags? The total cost is approx. $300 for 20 bags. Every little bit helps! Donations can be made online at Thank you for your support!

  • This video made a big impact last November when we asked supporters to invest in AOCM's goal of educating 10,000 students about adoption. As we gear up for a new school year, it's really worth watching this video again to reflect on the important goals and dreams for the organization. We are so grateful for the help of our generous and talented partners at Christiansen Creative, our donors who fund school outreach marketing, and the 60+ volunteers who share their stories with thousands of students!

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    Fundraising presentation video Christiansen Creative developed for the Adoption Option Council of Minnesota. is our minimal webpage. Looking for...
  • All of the donated gifts for the women attending the Birthmothers Retreat are starting to arrive and each one is simply wonderful! We are so grateful for our donors! We are still in need of beautiful tote bags to put everything in. Would you be willing to donate 20 reusable bags or cover costs for AOCM to purchase them? Please contact if you're able to help. Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. Join us as a sponsor and be a part of something special.

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    On Sept. 19-21, 2014, Adoption Option Council of Minnesota will host its first-ever retreat for birth mothers. How can you show your support? Spread the word Please post this flier in your communit...
  • The "Stronger Together" birth mothers retreat now has its very own beautiful brand, thanks to the team at Christiansen Creative! The logo incorporates two of AOCM's asymmetrical hearts tilted together to create a heart for love, shield for strength and flower for tranquility. What a perfect symbol for the retreat! Six registrations remain available for birth mothers to attend the retreat. Learn more at

  • The women who are registering for AOCM's fall retreat are sincerely relieved to know they will soon have a time and place to talk about their unique journey as birth mothers -- openly, honestly -- in some cases for the very first time. How can you show your support? Your online gift today could finance one of the retreat meals, activities or materials. Thank you!

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