Abrazo In The News
The 9/7/23 edition of the San Antonio Express-News featured an op-ed by Abrazo’s executive director, entitled “San Antonio Needs to Invest in Existing Adoption Resources, Not Baby Boxes.” The guest editorial expressed opposition to the San Antonio City Council’s pending plan to spend nearly a half-million taxpayer dollars to encourage vulnerable mothers to abandon babies in baby boxes that research shows do little to stem infanticide and nothing to encourage responsible adoption planning. (Read it here.)
Abrazo’s founder and executive director appears in all three episodes of the documentary Where is Baby Gabriel? streaming on Peacock. The series, by filmmaker Thomas Leader, delves into the mysterious disappearance of Gabriel Johnson, who went missing in San Antonio in December 2009 and has yet to be found, despite a search that involved the FBI and law enforcement in three states. (Learn more here.)
A loving birthmother who chose to place through Abrazo shared her story in a feature published in the 1/12/23 issue of The Christian Science Monitor. The article, entitled “Post-Roe, Is Adoption A Realistic Alternative to Abortion?” (written by reporter Sarah Matusek), carefully weighs the impact of adoption (or lack thereof) in the wake of the Dobbs decision limiting abortion access in America. (Read it here.)
Local ABC affiliate KSAT 12 sent reporter Patty Santos to Abrazo on 5/10/22 to discuss the possibility of SCOTUS overturning Roe vs. Wade, the impact this might potentially have upon private adoption agencies across Texas, and how mothers with crisis pregnancies could possibly be affected. (Watch it here.)
On 9/8/21, FOX News 29 sent reporter Amanda Henderson to talk with Abrazo’s director about how Texas’ recently-announced “heartbeat bill” abortion restrictions may potentially impact private adoption agencies in this state. (View the news story here.) The report also aired on News4 San Antonio, and was later picked up by other affiliated stations through Texas, as well.
A 4/14/21 newsbrief published by The Imprint cited Abrazo’s executive director in its report on the latest efforts to get adoptee rights recognized by the Texas Legislature. (View the news story here.)