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    WELCOME, GABRIELLA!

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    Baby Announcements 2021

    Today’s placement— the first of Abrazo’s 27th year— was a beautiful tribute to faith and fortitude. The adoptive couple had endured a failed adoption plan last fall, yet didn’t lose faith in the process. The birthmother had endured the loss of her other children previously, yet still wanted a better life for her newborn daughter, even as she knew how much her own sacrifice would hurt. Today, they were joined at placement by her loving sisters and their spouses, and together, they reveled in that precious baby, and the families all cried and laughed and prayed together. May she always know how beloved she is, by all of them!
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    In Memoriam

    As All Saints Day approaches, we remember some special members of the Abrazo community who passed away in 2020: We honor the memory of adoptee and Abrazo grandpa BRUCE BERGER, who died of cancer. We honor the memory of Baby Alexander, who was to have been adopted, but was stillborn. We honor the memory of adoptive mother LINDA VENTURA, who never recovered after suffering a cardiac episode. We honor the memory of DAN GILETTE, an adoptive father who passed after a tragic tragic accident at his home. We give thanks for the lives of these and others in our adoption community... May their memory be a blessing, always.
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    Baby Announcements 2020

    It's Abrazo's 26th year, and what better way to start the second week of the New Year than with a placement? (Especially one that was long-awaited?) This pair of againers from Missouri came back to adopt again a year ago, thinking they'd attend camp in lieu of orientation, but a failed adoption plan followed, and then months of waiting and then a cancelled orientation weekend, so they joined our What Brings You to This Conversation? November 2019 orientation, instead, and that did the trick, because the "right" match came up right afterwards! Their patience was definitely rewarded, and now, thanks to a loving birthmom who made her best choice on behalf of her family, their "forever family" has grown to include a beautiful baby girl and her birthfamily, too. Blessings, all!
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    Baby Announcements 2020

    She came to Abrazo only wanting to place with a local couple, because a truly open adoption was her dream for her child. In time, thought, this loving mother elected to choose an out-of-state couple from Abrazo’s Crown Club of 2020 who assured her the distance would never come between them. Today, they made a loving covenant on behalf of the sweet baby boy they all adore, and we wish each of them every joy in their new forever family relationship!
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    WELCOME, OLIVER JAY!

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    NEW PLACEMENT

    Mike & Mary are a loving TN couple who long to become first-time parents. If you want to speak with them, just let Abrazo know and we’ll put you in touch. (Seeking an Anglo &/or Hispanic infant of either gender. Paper-ready & waiting since May 2020.)
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    INQUIRY

    Abrazo's pre-application (called the "AP Inquiry" form) is now available online, for those who wish to download it and begin the application process. If you wish to submit it online, please pay the inquiry fee via PayPal, then email your form and your photo to abyrd@abrazo.org. If you want to print it out and mail it via regular mail or overnight, our office address is 3123 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78230. We're always in need of great families for our babies and birthparents, so thank you for your interest in our program!
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    Baby Announcements 2020

    It took a selfless decision on the part of a loving Texas birthcouple to bring the Hold On, Heather’s Here orientation group of 5/19 to completion, but busy doctors don’t always have the luxury of time when it comes to getting homestudies done and paperwork completed. The two physicians who were the last in their group to take placement never doubted open adoption could work for them, though, so the birthparents and Abrazo are delighted to have successfully made them parents, at long last. Blessings to the beautiful bog they now forever share!
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    WELCOME, KEON ANGEL!

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    NEW PLACEMENT

    These busy doctors can't wait to grow a family of their own through open adoption, and they'll gladly slow down their schedules to get to Texas to meet you, so if you want to match with Joe & Gianna, contact Abrazo and we'll put you in touch. (Seeking an Anglo, Asian and/or Hispanic infant of either gender. Paper-ready and waiting since October 2019.)
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    Baby Announcements 2020

    After months of painstaking preparation and countless prayers, Abrazo’s staff is overjoyed to announce that a wonderful family was found (at long last) for a twelve-year-old boy who has captured all our hearts in a very short time. Many thanks to his birthfamily (and their neighbors, who initially contacted us, to our newest foster family who cared for him in the interim, for the remarkable adoptive couple, to all in our community who held him in their thoughts, and to the Creator who answered our prayers on his behalf. May God bless this young man and all who love him! Blessings, all...
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    WELCOME, JOHN!

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    WES & RACHEL (TN)

    This Tennessee attorney and his wife are done with infertility treatments and ready to become parents through open adoption. If you want to get acquainted with Wes & Rachel, call us; we’d love to introduce you! (Seeking an Anglo &/or Hispanic baby of either gender. Paper-ready & waiting since September, 2020.)
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    NEW PLACEMENT!

    Many folks across the nation joined Abrazo in praying for a special family for a special case, and this local family turned out to be the answer to those prayers. We couldn’t be happier for them and their handsome new son!
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    PATRICK & BROOKE (TX)

    This San Antonio couple has no children but they long to change that, with the help of a very special mother who is interested in an open adoption for her child. If you want to get to know Patrick & Brooke, call Abrazo today! (Seeking an infant of either gender and any race. Paper-ready and waiting since August 2020.)
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    Baby Announcements 2020

    Another couple who was waiting to attend orientation but kept getting waylaid by the pandemic got the best call of all on an otherwise ordinary Saturday night. A courageous soldier had chosen them to parent her newborn, and two days of driving later, he was in their grateful arms. Blessings, all!
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    WELCOME, BENJAMIN RYKER!

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    WELCOME, LUCAS RENO!

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    WELCOME JONATHAN JAROM!

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    WELCOME, GABRIEL!

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    WELCOME, ANDREW DANIEL!

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