Let’s be honest: for far too long, adoption agencies have been known for taking over peoples’ lives, judging them by outdated standards and depriving folks of control over their own destinies.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
AMY BYRD, M.S.
Family Services Coordinator
RENEE GOMEZ, LMSW
Birthparent Care Coordinator
JAN FAULK-EGGLESTON, DDS
Agency Services Coordinator (v)
LAURANDA GARZA, B.S.
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.
XIMENA MEDINA-HUERTA, M.A., LPC-A
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.
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Abrazo Adoption Associates
San Antonio, TX 78216
3123 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78230
From Loop 410W, exit Cherry Ridge and travel west on the Loop 410 access road 4/5 mile; Abrazo is on the right side in the Glenny Law building, at the intersection of Cherry Ridge and the 410W access road. Enter the parking lot from the access road.
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 lot. Spaces which are not available to visitors are marked as such.