About Abrazo

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Our Mission

The primary purpose and goal of Abrazo Adoption Associates is to offer birthparents and adoptive parents from all walks of life the opportunity to provide children with safe and loving homes through compassionate and open adoption planning, in which the highest quality of counseling, pre-placement preparation, and post-placement follow-up is provided at reasonable costs.

Abrazo Adoption Associates is a private, nonprofit adoption agency serving the needs of birthparents, children and adopting parents nationwide. Licensed by the State of Texas, Abrazo specializes in open adoptions. This means the agency, birthparents and adopting parents work together to make loving plans for childrens’ futures. Call us anytime, at 210-342-5683 or 800-454-5683.

Let’s be honest: for far too long, adoption agencies have been known for taking over peoples’ lives, judging them by outdated standards and depriving folks of control over their own destinies. At Abrazo, we’re working to change that. We educate, encourage and support our clients as they make their own best decisions. Abrazo offers help you can trust, because you deserve the best.

“Abrazo” is a Spanish word which means “hug or embrace” and this is, truly, what we’re about.

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Meet the AbrazoChicks

The AbrazoChicks, as our alumni have fondly nicknamed us, are open adoption professionals with a wealth of experience in this field (personal and professional), and for our staff adoption is not merely a job, but rather a calling. We do it all, from counseling to casework to stork runs and diaper changes, and we love what we do, because we love the parents and children we serve.

ELIZABETH JURENOVICH, M.S., LCPAA, LPC, LMFT

Executive Director

Elizabeth is a preacher’s kid who majored in piano at Interlochen Arts Academy before earning a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Sociology, and then a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She initially played piano on the Riverwalk, worked in public relations and directed church children’s choirs before becoming a licensed therapist. Elizabeth’s secret accomplishments in life have been winning a spot on the varsity cheerleading squad in college, competing in beauty pageants after college, founding Abrazo, and raising two handsome and smart sons as a single mom. Church keeps her sane, and chocolate, retail therapy and good wine keep her happy. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys reading, traveling and late night walks with her dog, Barkley.

RACHEL MOEN, L.M.S.W.

Maternity Services Coordinator

Rachel Moen, hailing from the southeast, decided to stick around the great state of Texas after earning her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Rachel handles all of the casework (and hormones) of our expectant mothers as our Maternity Services Coordinator. On a day off, you can find her strolling along the River Walk, sipping a margarita, and sporting a bold lip. She enjoys communing with nature, camping, a side job in retail and a mean game of kickball.

AMY BYRD, M.S.

Family Services Coordinator

Amy and her late husband struggled with infertility before becoming the proud parents of a miracle baby named Molly, now a teenager. In addition, the Byrds were a licensed foster family, so Amy can truly understand the needs of those for whom parenthood does not come easily. Amy has a Master’s degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Family Relations and Child Development, and in her spare time, she enjoys crafting, babying her dogs and raising chickens in her backyard.

MARTHA BRONSTEIN, M.A.

Post-Adoption Coordinator

Martha was born in Mexico City and has three grown children, two cats and one dog. A former flight attendant, Martha then worked as a bilingual substitute teacher for over 7 years before earning her MA in Spanish Linguistics. She has taught Spanish at UTSA and San Antonio College, and followed her heart in order to earn a second Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance. She loves meditating every day, going to karaoke with her son, drinking coffee with friends, camping, watching movies, taking boxing class and traveling.

Lisa Negrete

Master's-level Counseling Intern

Abrazo is an approved supervision site for Master’s-level counseling interns from a number of graduate programs in Texas. Every year, graduate students learning to become counselors work under the close supervision of Abrazo staff. Interns maintain weekly office hours, help facilitate the agency’s weekly birthparent support group, and provide free counseling services. Their volunteer service to Abrazo’s clients is much appreciated, and their contributions should not be underestimated. The current intern is Lisa Negrete, a married mother of eight, who has also adopted. (Lisa is pictured here in Chase’s Castle, the Abrazo playroom.)

XIMENA MEDINA-HUERTA, M.A.

Post-Adoption Specialist

Ximena was born and raised in northern Mexico, but holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Spa Management from the University of Arizona; she worked in the hospitality industry in Scottsdale, AZ and at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She relocated with her husband to San Antonio, and went back to school for her Master’s degree in Counseling & Guidance with a focus in school counseling. She has been with Abrazo since 2017, and works fulltime as a school counselor. She enjoys traveling, and loves to talk. Her claim to fame is having been Artie the Artichoke (her college mascot– yes, there is such a thing) and running races if the medal looks good.

Our Programs & Events

In addition to quality placement services, we offer a number of programs and events designed to support our clients before and after placement. We know there’s no shortage of adoption resources out there, and we know our program isn’t necessarily the right one for everyone. We’re glad you’re checking out your options, and we wish you Godspeed in your journey, wherever it takes you.

Parents of Tomorrow Weekends

Parents of Tomorrow Weekends

Scholarships

Scholarship Funds

Camp Abrazo

Camp Abrazo

Angel Account

Angel Account

Abrazo Adoption Associates

10010 San Pedro, Suite 540
San Antonio, TX 78216

Abrazo Adoption AssociatesAbrazo Adoption Associates
10010 San Pedro, Suite 540
San Antonio, TX 78216

From Loop 410, exit San Pedro Avenue and travel north about 4/5 mile; Abrazo is on the fifth floor of the Skyview Point building, at the intersection of East Ramsey Road and San Pedro Avenue. You may enter the parking lot from either of these streets.

There is a reserved space for Abrazo guests in the front of the building; the rest of the lot is also open to building visitors, as is the back parking structure, which has an entrance from Sahara Drive, 200 yards east of San Pedro. Spaces which are not available to visitors are marked as such.

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10010 San Pedro, Suite 540
San Antonio, TX 78216