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  1. 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.

  3. Baby Announcements 2017

    Lo que debe ser, siempre encontrar√° 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!


  6. 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!

    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.)

    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.)
  9. 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.

  11. 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.)

    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.)
  13. Nursery Notes

    We need to hear from any homestudy-ready families within Abrazo's program who may be interested in an Anglo-Caucasian baby boy due soon, who will have something called Left Heart Syndrome and possibly double valve intake and other related issues. This infant will likely be delivered early, and will need extended hospitalization and corrective surgeries; Abrazo mat be able to apply for a separate Medicaid policy for this child, to help offset medical costs. (The prospective birthparents are in agreement about the adoption plan and do not feel ready for openness at this time.) The case will qualify for Abrazo's special needs program fees; additional state subsidies outside of Texas may also be available. Contact Abrazo for further information if interested: 210-342-5683.
  14. Nursery Notes

    From time to time, Abrazo has need of referrals of homestudied families for special situations; cases in which specific kinds of parents are needed for pending placements (for which the agency has no appropriate homes already-in-waiting.) While we do not wish to rely upon the Internet as a means of facilitating quality adoptions, Abrazo will occasionally post possible placement opportunities here in an effort to expand our access to appropriate parents-in-waiting for special cases. Should you or someone you know have an interest in a placement possibility posted here, please fax a current homestudy to Abrazo's Family Services department, at 210/342-6547 with a note citing the case of interest, and an agency caseworker will respond by phone within 3 days. (Current or past Abrazo clients in good standing with completed homestudies on file may phone the Family Services Coordinator directly to express interest.) Thanks for helping us help our little ones in need!
  15. 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.
  16. Prayer Requests

    Please say a prayer for the mother-in-law of our staff member Dawn and the entire Gonzales family. Her husband Mike's mom appears to be nearing her final days and we ask God to be with her as she transitions to the Life Everlasting. We know their matriarch's life has been long and full, but these are surely bittersweet days for the family she will leave behind, so we want them to know that our thoughts and prayers are with them all.

    © Abrazo

  18. Baby Announcements 2017

    It's a momentous day for our 15 Seconds Width Partick Arkansas orientation group of May 2017, as the entire group moves 1/8 of the way closer to completion, which will mean that the entire group then has their new children home. It's a momentous day for one very fortunate couple from that group, who have the distinction of being the first to take placement, and having that their entire case develop within a matter of three short weeks. It's a momentous day for one very courageous birthmother, who set aside her own needs and wants for love of her child. And it's a momentous day for one much-loved baby boy, who entered the world just two days ago and yet already has a fan club that numbers in the hundreds. May he always (always) love and respect the three parents who surround him with love today, and may he always feel confident in their love for each other, as well. Blessings, all!

    Clint & Amanda are a loving, Colorado couple who enjoy the out-of-doors and can't wait to introduce the son or daughter they hope to adopt to the Rocky Mountain way of life. If you're looking to make parents out of a childless couple, this faithful family would love to get to know you. Call Abrazo today and we'll put you in touch? (Paper-ready and waiting since July 2017. Seeking an Anglo and/or Hispanic infant of either gender.)

    Patrick & Ashley are an Arizona couple who are excited to become first-time parents through the miracle of open adoption. He's an electrical engineer and she's going to be a stay-home mom, so any baby placed in their home is sure to get plenty of attention. Call Abrazo if we can put you in touch with Patrick & Ashley or tell you more about them? (Paper-ready and waiting since July 2017. Seeking an infant of any race and either gender.)
  21. Here's one way to start! It's a fabulous, free online course called GRANDLETTERS, which offers another method by which birthgrandparents can offer a lasting gift of memories to their sons' and daughters' birthchildren-- and generations to follow!
  22. Baby Announcements 2017

    Just as the Halloween treat buckets from the month in which last fall's orientation occurred are sometimes filled with surprises, so is the adoption process! The couple who left our Candy Cornholes (10/16) orientation dinner early to meet a prospective birthmom didn't end up taking that baby home with them (although another family did.) Yet a fortuitous connection through Abrazo's director's high school classmate led them to match with another mother, and now, as a result, they are the proud parents of another beautiful baby boy. They would never have found this case had things not happened the way they did, so we join them in celebrating this happily-ever-after ending.