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Sometimes, in the madness of today's world, it's easy to forget that there really is Someone in charge, but every so often, we can't help but be reminded that there really is a greater plan, even when we can't fathom it in advance...

Last spring, Abrazo was blessed by the arrival of some "'Tweeners", those rare folks who come into our program between (or without the benefit of) orientations. One of these couples was from Pennsylvania: a childless pastor and his wife who had been referred here by another pastor and his wife who adopted through Abrazo a few years back.

Last autumn, they began talking with an expectant mom who inexplicably disappeared from their lives before the holidays (without reason nor explanation), which surely left them to wonder as they wandered through an Advent season that is, of course, all about a baby?

But on the twelfth day of Christmas, unbeknownst to them, God sent a very special gift into the world, in San Antonio of all places! And on the eve of the very Sunday that most Christian churches celebrate Epiphany (commemorating the actual arrival of the Magi in Bethlehem), these faithful servants got The Call telling them it was time for them, too, to embark on a journey to foreign lands... for a young, unmarried mother had delivered a child, and they'd been chosen to be her parents!

They promptly flew to San Antonio last night, despite snow flurry delays in Dallas, and were at Abrazo's offices first thing this morning, to complete the paperwork enabling them to become a family, at last. What a glorious start to the New Year! May God richly bless this new family-- and the mother who made it possible-- and may God smile upon all of Abrazo's waiting families, as well as the dear parents-still-waiting-to-find them, in the bright and beautiful year that lies ahead. Blessings, all!

What a beautiful announcement, Elizabeth. And it is such a beautiful reason that you placed fingers upon a keyboard to announce the building of Abrazo's newest family. Congratulations to the new parents and birthmom. May this be the beginning of a life long connection and love.

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Congratulations to the newest family! What a wonderful beginning for 2011 and a beautiful announcement.

Blessings,

Tracey

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You just have to keep believing...God does work miracles and has a plan. Blessings upon this newly formed family!!

Elizabeth, your posting was truly beautiful as always, such a gift with the words....so much fun for us all to read and see God's graces happening in the New Year.

Edited by Patti and Steve

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What a beautiful story for the first Abrazo baby of 2011. Congradulation to the family and their new bundle of joy.

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Twenty-five weekends ago, Abrazo's newest parents were just another childless couple sitting through our 7/10 orientation weekend, DropSwapChop.

They longed to believe that someday, their prayers would be answered, but they had no idea how much there was to learn between then and now! Fortunately, though, being educators, they were quick learners. At times, their quiet phone must have given rise to fears that the process was working slowly (if at all?!) But what they couldn't know then was that in South Texas, a woman who'd become a birthmother more than twenty years ago was lovingly encouraging a friend and her husband to consider the same option, and it wasn't until this month that they found the courage to call Abrazo.

Within a week, they spoke with families, and a match was made! and within days of their very first meeting, that excited couple from the July orientation was headed back to Texas to meet the precious little answer to all their prayers.

"Tuesday's child is full of grace", says the timeless poem we've all grown up with, and the child born this past Tuesday is surely proof of God's grace, as she is blessed to be loved by her devoted first family as well as the new mom and dad with whom they have gifted her.

May the future grant them all the opportunity to make many more shared memories, and may the fledgling friendship they have just begun become sweeter and stronger, with each passing year. Blessings, all!

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So HAPPY for the Boyett's newly formed family!

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So overjoyed to see this announcement...

CONGRATULATIONS, dear Choppers, Allison and Ross and WELCOME precious Graceanne!

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Beautiful announcement and truly happy for you, Allie and Ross!! May these next few weeks be a blessed time for you all.

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Congratulations to the newest Abrazo family! and many blessing to all!

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What a special announcement! Congratulations and prayers for all!

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Congratulations and love to all involved in the making of this new and beautiful family!

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So THRILLED to read this announcement! Congrats! Enjoy your new angel. Healing and peace for her birthfamily. Can't wait to see a picture.

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May blessings of peace and love fill all hearts involved today and every day

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Congratulations on the birth of this baby girl to her entire family!

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Congratulations! Prayers for all!

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Congratulations and a very beautiful name....Graceanne!

Edited by Jocelyn

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Congratulations to the newest Abrazo mommy, mommy, daddy, daddy, and precious little one who is the reason for the two families to come together. :D

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Congratulations!!!

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