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  1. MATCH PENDING!

    David & Kate did an international adoption when they found their son, but his brother and sister-in-law did an open adoption at Abrazo, and having seen how well that turned out, this Texas doctor and his wife decided their second adoption would be both open and in Texas. If you're interesting in placing with experienced parents, call us and let us put you in touch with David & Kate today! (Seeking to adopt an Anglo and/or Hispanic and/or Asian and/or part African-American female infant. Paper-ready and waiting since December 2017.)
  2. MATCH PENDING!

    Ian & Victoria have an open adoption with their daughter's birthmom and it has been such a blessing to them, they can't wait to add another child and his or her birthfamily to their lives. If you're looking for someone who truly "gets" how important open adoption is, call us and let us put you in touch with this NC family today. (Seeking an infant or baby of African-American ancestry, of either gender. Paper-ready and waiting since January, 2018.)
  3. In Memoriam

    He wasn't a staff member, exactly, but somebody who had been a "behind-the-scenes" support to the Abrazo staff passed away this past week, and we want to honor him by remembering him here. Guillermo ("Willie") Arellano was the building engineer here at Abrazo's office building, and had been for many years. He was a magnificent human being; someone who lived his faith daily and who went out of his way to help others, but especially, the AbrazoChicks. It didn't matter to Willie if it "was his job" or not; if the Abrazo staff needed his assistance, Willie always found time to be here for us, and time and time again, he went above and beyond the call of duty to support Abrazo in its mission. Willie, who was a beloved father and grandfather, went home to Mexico over the New Year's holiday to see his relatives, and on the evening of January 2, Willie was unexpectedly felled by a stroke at the young age of 52. Our hearts hurt for his widow and his family, because we know how very much he will be missed. May you rest in eternal peace, Willie, knowing that your work is done at last, and may we all follow the extraordinary example of selfless service which you so clearly set for us. Vaya con Dios, amigo.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. WELCOME, EMELIA SARA!

  7. Baby Announcements 2017

    An extremely young but mature teen contacted Abrazo about making an adoption plan for her coming baby, and with her parents' support, she perused profiles and selected a childless couple with whom she felt at home. That couple, graduates of our 15 Seconds in Partick, Arkansas orientation group of May, 2017 were more than happy to return to San Antonio on short notice, and as a result, this is sure to be one Christmas they will never (ever) forget, because it's going to be their first in Texas, their first as parents, and their first spent as a family of three. Merry Christmas, indeed!
  8. Baby Announcements 2017

    Even the devastation of the recent hurricane could not distract this loving Houston mother from doing what she felt was best for her comng baby. She knew she could rebuild her home and continue to provide for the children already in her care, but she felt the new baby would need a new home with two parents able to provide for his every need. She found the family of her dreams in our Keep It Quiet (Tried Twice in the Morning) orientation class of August, 2017, and today, they gratefully added this precious newborn baby boy and his birthfamily to their forever family circle. Blessings, all!
  9. WELCOME, BABY JOSIAH!

  10. DEFONZA & KARENA (TX)

    Being from Austin, you probably already know this couple is active, fun and ready to be great parents, but for that to happen, Defonza & Karena need the help of a loving birthmother. If you are interested in getting to know more about them and why open adoption is their dream, call Abrazo and let us put you in touch today! (Paper-ready and waiting since November, 2017. Open to an infant of any race and either gender.)
  11. WELCOME, ABIGAIL GRACE!

  12. Baby Announcements 2017

    It took a trio of angels to help our newest angel find her way to her new parents. One was a prospective birthmother last year who chose not to place, and two were Abrazo birthmothers who didn't know each other. But all three were instrumental in guiding their mutual friend, who was pregnant and unable to parent, to Abrazo. She knew she wanted the kind of life for her coming baby that she herself had never had. She knew she wanted for her child to have adoring, stable and devoted parents who could secure her future as she herself could not. And she found the family of her dreams in one childless couple from our 15 Seconds in Partick, Arkansas orientation group of May 2017. They are adorable. (Check!) And stable. (Check!) And devoted to being family to this precious new daughter of theirs (check!) and to her birthmama (bonus check!) We couldn't be more thankful for this baby girl, for all her parents, and for the three special angels who helped her find her way home for the holidays. Blessings, all!
  13. Baby Announcements 2017

    Having come through our Keep It Quiet (Tried Twice in the Morning) orientation of 8/17, these newest new parents isn’t have much time to prepare, but fortunately, they came ready. They quickly matched with a beautiful expectant mom who fell in love with them (as they did with her) and as a result, the precious newborn son they now share will surely grow up knowing (and loving) the best of all of them. Blessings, all!
  14. WELCOME, BABY GIOVANNA!

  15. Baby Announcements 2017

    Lo que debe ser, siempre encontrará su camino. These againers from our Keep It Quiet: Tried Twice in the Morning orientation group of August, 2017 probably never imagined that they would be the first of their group to return to Texas to take placement just two and a half months later. (After all, the first child they adopted through Abrazo had come to them rather quickly, and you don't expect that kind of good fortune twice.) Plus, they had a specific gender requirement this go-round, and adoptive families can tell you the lecture they get from adoption agencies about how long the wait may be, when they arbitrarily elect to eliminate nearly half their placement possibilities by specifying that they will only accept a child of one certain gender. But they knew in their hearts they really, really wanted a girl this time, and they were willing to wait, and they're really good parents who have been really good about keeping their open adoption promises, so they sent in their profile and their homestudy update and hunkered down for a long, patient wait... ...Only to be chosen very quickly by a mother in her final trimester, who saw in them people she could trust, and the parents she wanted for her baby girl. So this weekend, the baby was born, and today, the paperwork was completed, and for the rest of her life, this tiny daughter they all love so will know she is precious and treasured by all. Blessings, everyone!
  16. Baby Announcements 2017

    "Climb ev'ry mountain, ford every stream... follow every by-way, 'til you find your dream." -- Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein When they came to Abrazo by way of Colorado, our newest adoptive parents (from our 15 Seconds Width Partick, Arkansas orientation group of 5/17) could never have imagined the role their home state might eventually play in their adoption story. Yet for one hospitalized physics student who'd previously attended college in Colorado just to experience the landscape and snow, the thought of her beloved newborn daughter growing up amidst the Rocky Mountains with fun, active parents who enjoy sports as she does was nothing short of magical. And so it is that a couple who began the week with no idea that a return trip to Texas was in their immediate future are ending this week as the proud new parents of a beautiful baby girl... less than half a year after their adoption journey with Abrazo first began. We wish them every joy as they grow as a forever family, and we celebrate the precious child whose life has brought them all together in the most amazing of ways. Blessings, all!
  17. NEW PLACEMENT

    Tyler & Jessie are a loving, young MD couple who adopted their son through Abrazo, and we're delighted that they're back to adopt again! Because not only do they speak Spanish, they truly "get" open adoption, and they keep their promises. (Seeking an Anglo-Hispanic or Hispanic baby girl only. Paper-ready and waiting since October, 2017.)
  18. NEW PLACEMENT

    Patrick & Kelly are a warm, loving couple from Minneota. They welcomed their first daughter and her birthfamily into their lives through open adoption, and they are seeking another successful adoption to grow their family. If you want to talk with them, call Abrazo and we'll gladly introduce you! (Seeking an infant of any race & either gender. Paper-ready and waiting since 9/17.)
  19. Baby Announcements 2017

    They might never have guessed how drastically and how beautifully their lives would change, between the weekend of their orientation and Labor Day, but the newest new parents from our 15 Seconds Width Partick Arkansas (May 2017) are snuggling their newborn son already, and loving every minute of how their journey to parenthood turned out! Blessings, all.
  20. WELCOME, HUNTER!

  21. NEW PLACEMENT

    This fun-loving Louisiana couple met on Christian Mingle, so Tarik & Emily are hoping the internet might also lead them to the birthparents of their future baby, who will be their first child and the center of their universe. If you're interested in learning more about them, call Abrazo and we'll be happy to make an introduction! (Paper-ready and waiting since August 2017. Seeking an infant of any race and either gender.)
  22. NEW PLACEMENT

    This loving couple from Missouri is eager to find the son or daughter of their dreams and become a family through open adoption. If you are looking for folks you can trust to be who they say they are and to adore your child always, call Abrazo and let us introduce you to Scott & Kelsey today. (Seeking an Anglo and/or Hispanic infant of either gender. Paper-ready and waiting since August, 2017.)
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