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What Is Road Trip?

Let's begin with what Road is NOT. It's NOT a retreat, NOT a conference, and NOT a church men's retreat. It's a conversation. 

Weird, right? What does that even mean? At Road Trip we're all about invitation. Simply put...you attend a retreat. You're invited into a conversation. And the best part? You can choose to participate, or just listen. In any case, Road Trip is safe space for foster and adoptive dads to share their greatest fears and greatest struggles, without judgement.  

In the midst of this conversation, you also get a chance to getaway and participate in fly fishing, hiking, exploring, napping (if you need it), micro-brewery trips, horseback riding, and much much more! 

At Road Trip, you'll discover...

Your True Focus As A Father

A New Direction For Parenting Kids From Hard Places 

Camaraderie With Fellow Dads Who Get It 

Safe Space To Share Openly & Honestly 

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ROAD TRIP helps foster and adoptive dads understand how not alone they are by introducing them to fellow dads across the country who are on the same journey as they are. See for yourself...

Meet The Leaders Of Road Trip...  


Mike is a Best-Selling author, award-winning podcaster and blogger, and a sought after speaker and trainer in the adoption and foster care space. He and his wife, Kristin, co-founded The Honestly Adoption Company which specializes in providing virtual support to foster and adoptive parents worldwide. He is the father of 8 children all through adoption. He's been married to Kristin for 20 years. They live on a farm north of Indianapolis, Indiana.


Jason leads Austin New Church, a missional, Methodist, fully inclusive faith community in the cultural district of South Austin.Jason and his wife, Alison, have 5 daughters; 4 bio and one adopted. Jason values honesty, vulnerability, and a demythologized approach to parenting built on a commitment to create and maintain the conditions required for mutual thriving. On a good day, Jason is a happy dad. On any day, he accepts that as his work to do, not his kids.


Andrew is founding attorney behind the Children’s Law Center of Washington, a 501c3 law clinic offering free & low-cost legal services to achieve permanence for Washington State’s orphaned and vulnerable kids. Andrew and his wife Michele co-founded the Refresh Conference eight years ago. Andrew is particularly passionate about the roles of dads in foster/adoptive families.

2019 Road Trip Dates & Location...

This year we're offering back to back identical Road Trip sessions: 

RT 1: 

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RT 2: 


Road Trip 2019 takes place at Beautiful Bear Trap Ranch in the mountains surrounding Colorado Springs, CO

Learn more at www.beartrapranch.org

Registration For Road Trip 2019...

Click Here To Register For Road Trip Session 1



*Registration price includes meals, lodging, bedding, and materials onsite at Bear Trap Ranch. Price does not include air or ground travel, meals offsite from the ranch, or recreation costs.

*Refunds are available until July 15, 2019 (less a $50 reservation and processing fee). After July 15th Road Trip is non-refundable. Reservations are transferable, and refunds can be issued in the event that another participant takes your place.  

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