Welcome To Seas The Connection

Seas the Connection is a community-based support organization based in Tampa Bay where ALL mothers of adoptive and foster children are welcome .We seek to serve fellow foster and adoptive moms by providing respite retreats in the Tampa Bay area.

Not only are we based in Florida, but we as women and moms recognize the healing power of the sea for both mental and emotional care. Seas The Connection was inspired by our original venue, Little Harbor for its seaside atmosphere and resort amenities as we believe this type of location best meets our goal of providing foster and adoptive moms with the most relaxing and connecting weekend ever!

Seas the Connection was created with you in mind! No matter what you need to recharge and relax, you are welcome to here. There are no obligations for to be anywhere or do anything. We provide you with a relaxing atmosphere, fabulous keynote speaker, delicious food, mom connections and all the peace you could ask for!

Come join us for an unforgettable four days connecting with other foster and adoptive moms in Riverview, FL. Located directly in the Tampa Bay region on the Alafia River, our 2023 venue offers a private dock, private beach, putting green, plenty of parking, a life-sized chess set and a private swimming pool and hot tub.   We can’t wait for you to come and relax in our little piece of paradise!

What’s New?

The lodging spots at our Riverbend Retreat are currently full. However, there are still 6 spots for conference registration. Lodging can be secured within one of our hotel blocks or with other accommodations in the Riverview/Brandon area.

Hilton Inn and Suites Riverview/Brandon 

Embassy Suites Tampa/Brandon 

Registration for our Sea, Peace and Love Retreat is now open! Our 5th annual retreat will be at the amazing Riverview Retreat in Riverview, Florida! Located on the Alafia River, Riverbend Retreat is the perfect location for a peaceful mom’s getaway. This location offers six bedrooms, including three in the guest house, two kitchens, multiple living areas, a large outdoor area with a private doc and beach, putting green, life-sized chess board, private pool and hot tub and stunning river views!


Sea, Peace and Love in 2023 Retreat 

January 27-30, 2023

Riverview, FL

$110 non-refundable fee. In case of cancellation, your registration will become a tax-deductible donation to “A Mother’s Rest”.

Includes registration fees and all meals and snacks from 7:00pm on the 27th to breakfast on the 30th.

Keynote Speaker: Cindy Newland

Register Here

Please be sure register for the event with a, “Conference Ticket” through A Mother’s Rest using the “Register Here” link above.

Hilton Inn and Suites Riverview/Brandon 

Embassy Suites Tampa/Brandon 


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