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  1. Baby Announcements 2018

    She knew what she wanted for her baby’s future. Yet a hurricane interrupted her plans, and then there was family opposition to contend with, and host of other complications to overcome. Many states away, unbeknownst to each other, there was a couple who knew what they wanted for their family’s future. Yet the abrupt closure of their national adoption agency interrupted their plans, and then there were financial ramifications to overcome, and a couple of other failed opportunities along the way. What is mean to be, however, has a way of coming together, however. And today, by the grace of God, both families’ dreams came together, for the love of one adorable four-month-old boy. May he grow up strong and sure, and be forever blessed by their shared commitment to his future.
  2. In Memoriam

    We were ever so sorry to hear from another Abrazo family that AbrazoDad Joe Gomez had another stroke last week and passed away in Kentucky. Joe was a great dad with a bad heart, who became a single dad after he and his wife divorced. He had a debilitating hemorrhagic stroke in December at the age of 49 and although this former Eagle Scout struggled valiantly to recover, another stroke this month felled him. We lift Joe, his family (including former wife Teena) and their son in our thoughts and prayers. He was a good man, and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Joe!

    This talented Texas couple was originally planning to adopt through another agency, but that agency went out of business, so Jeremy & Karen had to start all over again. We're sorry they went through that heartache, but we're glad they're Abrazo's clients now, because we know they're going to be awesome parents! They enjoy music and the arts and their home is filled with light and laughter. If this sounds like the sort of life you want for your child, let Abrazo know and we'll put you in contact with Jeremy & Karen today. (Seeking an Anglo and/or Hispanic infant of either gender. Paper-ready and waiting since before February, 2018.)

    This long-and-happily married couple from Minnesota has a big circle of family, neighbors and friends who can't wait to see them adopt! And they can't wait, either, but because of infertility, it's going to take the help of a very special birthparent to make parents of Brad & Jen. If you want to talk with them and learn more about the wonderful life they can offer your child amidst the four seasons, let Abrazo know and we'll be happy to put you in touch. (Seeking an Anglo and/or Hispanic infant of either gender. Paper-ready and waiting since February, 2018.)

    Nicholas and Crystal are a fun-loving, down-home TN couple who long to become first time parents through open adoption. If you're looking for the kind of folks you can really become family with, let us help introduce you today! (Seeking an Anglo and/or Hispanic infant of either gender. Paper-ready and waiting since March, 2018.)
  6. What is Open Adoption?

    If you've never seen Abrazo's video channel, here's one of our little videos about open adoption... enjoy! Open Adoption Means "You're Invited!"
  7. What is Open Adoption?

    WHAT IS OPEN ADOPTION? It's about: * being able to get to know personally the people you choose to adopt your child, * sharing identifying information about yourselves with each other through visits/phone calls/correspondence, and * building a genuine friendship in which contact can continue directly throughout the child's lifetime, so that your child, once adopted, can grow up with accurate information about and access to you and our family. Adoptions that are open are safe, legal and confidential under Texas law. WHY ARE OPEN ADOPTIONS BETTER? Studies show that children in open adoptions tend to be happier, healthier, and better-adjusted. Studies show that birthparents with open adoptions tend to be more at peace with their decisions afterwards because they have the comfort of knowing how well their child is doing in his or her new home. Studies show that adoptive parents who have done open adoptions are more secure in their parenting roles and tend to help their children have more positive feelings about their adoptions and their birthfamilies, as well. WHAT IS OPEN ADOPTION NOT ABOUT? It's not about: * "co-parenting" or foster care * being able to change your mind about the adoption after it's been done * having someone else raise your child until you're ready to take over. Open adoptions are not "easy"; all good relationships take work. Openness is not a "right", but a privilege. It's a matter of trust between parties. Contact agreements are not enforceable in Texas, so it is up to the adoptive parents and birthparents to keep their promises to each other, because neither courts nor adoption professionals can force either party to keep in touch. WHY IS ABRAZO SO BIG ON OPENNESS? At Abrazo, we believe that the best adoptions for children of all backgrounds are open and honest ones. Because everyone knows that secrets aren't good for children, and closed places aren't healthy places in which to grow any living being.

    Abrazo's next orientation weekend is coming up in May, and we have a large demand right now for childless couples and for Texans, so if you're either (or both) and you have concluded fertility treatment and you're ready to devote all your efforts to adoption instead, please apply now! Contact Martha at Abrazo (210-342-5683) if you need additional information or have specific questions after reviewing our website.

    It's a nice problem to have, but a problem nonetheless... after a flurry of matches and placements, Abrazo is in need of new adoptive families!! We have a particular need for childless couples, especially from Texas, and have nearly depleted our supply of families awaiting children of full Hispanic descent. Abrazo currently has only a half dozen families still "in-waiting", and more than three times as many birthmoms waiting to find the adoptive parents of their dreams, for babies due between now and June! Please help us spread the word... our next orientation weekend is the first week in April, and interested candidates should call Angela at Abrazo to get the necessary paperwork in place before then! Thanks, all.

  11. Baby Announcements 2018

    "So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you." -- John 16:22 Somehow, after all the darkness and cold of winter, it seems only appropriate to mark the first day of Spring with the placement of a(nother) beautiful baby girl! She was born a month ago, but her proud new parents didn't even know it, at the time. These Abrazo againers had just rejoined our program a month before, after suffering the loss of a daughter to cancer last year, and they surely weren't expecting their nursery to be filled by Easter. But this being the season of resurrection and rebirth, the Good Lord surely heard their prayers, and answered them bigger and better, as only He can. God sent them a child already-born, and ready to join their loving family without delay-- thanks to the courage of a birthmother who put her child's needs even before her own, and even without her own parents' support. We celebrate with (and for) this beloved Abrazo family, and we wish them a long and happy life together as a family of four, once again. Happy Spring-- and a very joyous Easter to all!
  12. Baby Announcements 2018

    Today’s placement was actually foretold by the adoptive mother’s recent dream, yet nothing could possibly have prepared these Happy Endings (2/17) graduates for all the twists and turns in their latest adoption quest. They may undoubtedly have gotten discouraged at times, but they never (ever) gave up hope, and we’re so grateful for the trust they invested in the process, for it ultimately led them to the precious baby girl who became theirs tonight. We wish this newly-expanded family every joy in their life together... blessings, all!

    © Abrazo


    Mitch & Chrissy, from right here in San Antonio, have adopted through Abrazo twice, and they know beyond any doubt that God is ultimately in charge of their family. If you’re looking to place with a doctor and his wife who truly walk in faith, then this is a family that you should know! (Seeking an Anglo or Hispanic baby girl only. Paper-ready and waiting since March 2018.)
  15. Baby Announcements 2018

    Just over nine months ago, an excited and artistic couple who had survived years of infertility and still longed to become parents joined us for our May 2017 orientation weekend, 15 Seconds in Partick, Arkansas. They couldn't have known all the hills and valleys their journey would entail, but they knew in their hearts they were meant to be somebody's mom and dad. So they did all the necessary paperwork and jumped through all the required hoops and entered into a match that sadly was destined to end in disappointment. They could've given up then, of course. But they didn't. (And that has made all the difference.) For just miles and months away was a young couple who would need someone just like them; approachable, caring, open-minded, and longing to parent. The birthcouple would have dearly loved to raise their baby girl themselves, but they knew they were not able to do so. Still, they wanted the best for her. They knew their child's future could best be shaped by an adoptive family, and they realized the best family for their child was this one remarkable couple-- whose adoption journey, ironically, spanned the entire duration of this pregnancy. (They couldn't be happier about that, now.) Today, the placement paperwork is official, and they now share a beautiful baby girl, as a result. We wish our newest forever family every joy in their lives together, and we hope their darling daughter always knows how very loved she is-- by all of them.

  17. Prayer Requests

    Abrazo asks you to lift in your prayers one of our adoptive moms from years ago who was recently diagnosed with cancer, and her worried family, as well! She is a beloved, longtime member of our community and while she is not yet ready to "go public" with her identity, we ask you to keep her and her family in your thoughts.
  18. Prayer Requests

    Our beloved friend and AbrazoMom Susan M. (wife of Bill and mother of Tasia and Electra) needs our fervent prayers, as does her family, as her ovarian cancer has returned, just about the time that her dear mother passed away. Bill, Susan, Tasia and Electra, please know that the Abrazo community stands behind you and sending our condolences and our healing wishes your way, and we continue to lift each of you in our prayers.

    Jason & Jennifer are an active, outdoors-loving sort of couple, who live in Tennessee and look forward to introducing a new son or daughter to the joys of the four seasons. If you'd like to hear more about them and what life in Tennessee is like, call Abrazo and we'll gladly introduce you. (Seeking an infant of any race and either gender. Paper-ready and waiting since February, 2018.)
  20. In Memoriam

    Abrazo is saddened to learn of the death of adoptive mother Theresa Meuer, who died of heart problems at the young age of 49. Theresa and her husband Mark were members of our Parents-R-Us orientation class of April 1996. We wish her family peace, comfort and healing as they mourn the loss of their beloved Terry...

    Joshua and Laura are a San Antonio couple eager to become first-time parents! They look forward to an open adoption changing their lives forever. (seeking an Anglo and/or Hispanic infant of either gender. Paper-ready and waiting since 1/18.)
  22. Baby Announcements 2018

    The best possible reason to miss out on Abrazo’s Parents of Tomorrow weekend is because your prayers were already answered, meaning the baby of your dreams found you before you could find yourself at orientation... and so it is for a San Antonio couple! They were to have attended orientation later this month, but being proactive, they’d expedited their admission already by having Abrazo do their homestudy and background checks in advance. So when a mom who’d long considered this option for her son decided she was ready and that only a Texas couple would do, they were ready, as well. We wish them all peace and comfort as they adapt, and may the Super Bowl always remind them of this precious boy, undoubtedly the champion of all their hearts!

  24. Baby Announcements 2017

    Familia todo porque quatros personas se enamoraron... One week ago, they were just one more couple from our Candy Cornholes orientation of October 2016, who were anxiously waiting for their homestudy agency to get their study done and submitted to Abrazo. They were busy with the holidays, like everyone else, and had no idea whatsoever that their lives were about to change forever. But in a land far away, in a city where folks regularly speak their second language, a young couple was anxiously waiting for answers to their prayers, regarding a baby on the way at a time in which they felt the least prepared to manage another child. That baby was born, and the prospective birthparents fortuitously found their way to Abrazo. The much-needed homestudy was swiftly forwarded and approved, enabling the introduction which today changed everything for all of them, as these four parents met for the first time and joined hands and hearts to bless one very much-loved baby boy. We celebrate the precious son they now share, and we wish them every joy as they build a forever family relationship that will guarantee that this child will indeed always be family to all of them! Happy New Year, everyone.