Beyond Adopteen

Embracing a lifetime of connections

Beyond Adopteen is adult adoptee programming for adult adoptees. With annual retreats, community events, and tour trips for ages 18+ and 21+, Beyond Adopteen is dedicated to providing community connection opportunities and resources for adult adoptees, whether you are navigating new worlds, entering the workforce, or starting a family of your own.

Beyond Adopteen: Adult Adoptee Retreat is open to ALL adult adoptees, ages 21+

Join us for an unforgettable weekend of connection and celebration with adult adoptees from around the world! A full weekend of workshops, keynotes, group excursions, and mouth-watering meals in the beautiful Pacific Northwest? What more could you ask for? Whether Beyond Adopteen: Adult Adoptee Retreat is an excuse for a family vacation or a chance to get away, we promise this retreat will be the vacation you need and we cannot wait to meet you.

Beyond Adopteen: Adult Adoptee Retreat offers workshops, keynotes, and group excursions scattered throughout the weekend and every one of them is is a fantastic chance to make new connections! To make the most out of the weekend, it is highly encouraged to participate in all activities, but ultimately the decision is yours. We are here for community and a chance to recharge our batteries. Whatever amount of “official” programming you want to participate in is up to you, but we hope that you are inspired to embrace the experience as much as possible. 

Please Note: This is an adoptee-only event. Partners, family, and friends traveling with attendees are welcome to stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites with the same group rate but will not be able to attend the program.

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Beyond Adopteen

Together at last.

Getting Around

Our 2022 Beyond Adopteen: Adult Adoptee Retreat was hosted at Fairfield Inn & Suites in Bremerton, WA, just across the Sound from Seattle, WA.

Attendees flew into Seattle (SeaTac International Airport) to catch the SoundTransit Link Light Rail (1 Line Northgate – 30 minutes – $3) to Pioneer Square and walk to the Seattle Ferry Terminal for the Seattle/Bremerton Fast Ferry (Pier 54 – 30 minutes – $10 cash). After a beautiful ride across the Sound, Fairfield Inn & Suites was just 4 blocks north of Bremerton Ferry Terminal.

Total transit time: ~80 minutes

Don’t worry! Group public transportation coordination available. *Phew*

Bremerton, WA winter waterfront
Seattle, WA skyline at sunset

In true Seattle fashion, attendees were able to ferry between Bremerton and Seattle (as well as neighboring port towns) safely and efficiently to make sure they made the most of their Beyond Adopteen free time.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Bremerton standard double queen room
Convenient Accommodations

We worked hard to ensure that 2022 Beyond Adopteen: Adult Adoptee Retreat was not only comfortable and inspiring, but also affordable.

If you chose to stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites, we booked your room for you! The hotel was just 4 blocks from Bremerton Ferry Terminal and near the water. All rooms were standard double queen rooms, with a handful of single king rooms and ADA accessible rooms available upon request. Breakfast was included and amenities include a business center, gym, pool, and snack mart.

By default, all hotel rooms will be assigned to two same gender attendees per room. If you would prefer a room to yourself, or if you are traveling with a non-attendee (partner/friend/family, etc.), please select “Private Room” when registering.

All workshops and keynotes were held at Fairfield Inn & Suites. Attendees could choose not to stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites and make their own housing arrangements.

Planning Committee

Our Beyond Adopteen Committee is an incredible team of passionate adult adoptee volunteers from across the U.S. and Canada dedicated to creating and reimagining new ways to engage, support, and empower the adult adoptee community. Interested in joining their ranks? Let us know!