Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2018 Refresh Conference a success!We look forward to seeing you next year on March 15-16, 2019.

We understand what it’s like to raise kids who come from traumatic pasts. We know firsthand what it’s like to make the sacrifices. To be weighed down with shame and sheer exhaustion. We know. We are right there with you. That’s why we started Refresh back in 2011.

Some people say Refresh shouldn’t be called a conference because it really is more of an experience. And you know what? They might be right. So, call it whatever you want, but just come and check it out.

Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

Refresh is a Christian conference designed for foster and adoptive parents, kinship providers, grandparents, and others who care for orphaned and vulnerable children. We understand firsthand that this journey can be difficult and lonely. The Refresh Conference is a time for you to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be physically, emotionally, spiritually refreshed, and inspired. Refresh is not a foster/adoptive recruiting conference. It is all about supporting parents like you on your post placement journey.

The Refresh Seattle Conference is a Christian conference hosted by Overlake Christian Church, but the conference is not limited to only people of the same faith. All are welcome.

During the conference there are 4 main sessions, plus a variety of workshops broken into breakout sessions , on topics designed specifically to equip you on this journey.