Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach changes lives. The lives of clients, babies, and volunteers are impacted in a powerful way because of the work APO does. In three years volunteering with APO I have been impressed with the staff, with the resources they offer, with the heart behind this ministry. The Lord uses APO as a place of hope, healing and growth to young moms in the Bryan/College Station community.
Several years ago I tried to get APO out of my mind, but for some reason, God kept telling me to contact them to volunteer. That was about 5 years ago and I have been there ever since. Volunteering for this organization has been a wonderful experience. What a great team of leaders who love the Lord and want to share that love with young moms who may not otherwise get to hear about Jesus. I have a heart for this place and everyone involved. APO has changed me, and I hope that I have been a positive influence on all of those that I have served.
Greetings all. If your heart is ready to be filled, then APO is a great place for this to happen. It's been a while since we've been there - We filled our hearts and our home all the way back in 2003 with 2 wonderful boys (at 9 now, they are a handful). One step at a time; hearts and families filled each day is a great way to completion. and I think APP does it best!
APO has been a complete and total blessing to my family. Our first encounter with them was in 2009 when my sister and brother-in-law finalized the adoption of their little girl. Less than a year later, we were blessed with a surprise baby of our own. Our little one is the half-brother to my sister's daughter. He needed a home and God chose us (even though were weren't looking to adopt). APO made the transition happen quickly and easily. They were so amazing to walk with us every step of the way. They helped us get all of the paperwork and the legal parts completed so that we could finalize his adoption. They gave us tons of information about being adoptive parents and what open adoption looked like. But, most of all, they were there to answer our questions any time we called. They walked along side us, prayed with us, and loved us. It was an amazing journey. 9 months after our son's adoption was finalized, we were blessed with the opportunity to bring home another son (our fourth child). Once again, APO walked with us on the journey and in April of 2012 our second adoption was finalized. The biggest blessing APO gave us during the adoption of our second child has been the way they loved on his birth-family. APO counseled them in so many ways: they helped in strengthening the parent's relationship; they helped them learn to better parent their 3 children living at home; they assisted them in obtaining jobs; they encouraged them to further their education and they helped them walk through the grief and loss they felt after giving up their baby. Words cannot express our thankfulness to APO for their love and support of every person involved in the journey of adoption. They are truly a blessing.
What APO means to us...LOVE. APO is first and foremost about LOVE. Love for Jesus. Love for babies. Love for birth families. Love for adoptive parents. We felt this LOVE the moment we first set our feet inside the doors of APO. We knew immediately we were in the right place. After years of infertility, God clearly led us to APO. We are now back to adopt our second child and wouldn't be anywhere other than APO. APO makes what can be a long journey of up and down emotions, the easiest ride possible. They take your hand and lead you, but not before seeking the Lord's wisdom first...that's the difference. We certainly credit God for our wonderful son...He put all the pieces together with APO being a key piece! We wouldn't have our precious family if it wasn't for APO.
I interned at APO for a semester. The staff is absolutely wonderful, and the work they do is so valuable. APO loves their clients so well, and it was such a great environment to work and learn in!
Serving at APO has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The sole purpose of APO, are the children. Every area in this organization from the time a woman walks through the door is about the child. Whether it is finding a Godly, and loving home for the child to be raised in, to teaching parenting skills to a child's teen mom. The staff, volunteers, and board members all have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children. I serve in two different areas at APO, and there is no difference in the passion. It's all the same...love the children and help them to be raised in Godly homes.
Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach assisted us with the adoption of our daughter, Abby, in 2005. Abby is now 7 years old. The entire experience was amazing. Kim and the staff at APO are a true blessing - they supported us in many ways through a complex and emotional process. They think of APO as more than just an agency -- it's a way for them to touch people's lives in a positive way.
We knew APO was the agency for us when we attended our first informational meeting. They believe in the same values as we do and made us feel very comfortable during the entire adoption process. Each staff member is caring, informative, and always available when we had a question or concern. We were overwhelmed with their commitment (working long and late hours) and follow up not only with us but with the birth moms as well. They made an experience that could be stressful and emotional into a memorable and amazing journey our family will never forget.
After the first seminar with APO I knew they were the agency for us! I am most impressed by the counseling/education they provide birth moms and adoptive families. I also love the fact that when you cal they know who you are- its so nice to feel welcomed and known during such a trying process.
I was introduced to this wonderful organization by one of the most caring people I know, Joe Carver. Joe puts a ton of time (and money) into providing for APO, and the community as a whole. In fact, its all the great volunteers that are so dedicated that make something like un planned pregnancy and adoption possible in Aggieland.
APO is an amazing company that has touched so many lives. My husband and I have chosen APO to be our adoption agency because we heard about them from another couple that had adopted through them. We are in the waiting phase now. APO has been extremely helpful, kind, professional and has continued to show us God's love through this process. We feel extremely blessed to be on this journey with them and are excited to see what the future holds!
The Lord has truly blessed our family with the opportunity to adopt our precious Jonathan through APO. Jonathan was born 9/20/11, placed in our arms 9/24/11 and was forever ours 4/9/12! What an amazing journey it has been! We can’t say enough about the staff at APO. We immediately fell in love with their open adoption approach and their honesty in preparing us for the process. The Lord continues to be glorified through APO and through the families who have been matched together through God’s providence. Thank you APO!!!
The Ross Family
In May 2006, I placed my daughter for adoption through Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach. The counselors at APO provided hours of invaluable support and encouragement throughout the adoption process, from the moment I walked through the doors as a prospective client and through the traumatic months immediately following the adoption, and their support and advice continue to this day. I consider APO's services to be absolutely critical to the local community, but especially to young girls and women who find themselves in unplanned pregnancies. The best way that APO can strengthen is to increase community awareness of the agency and all of its services so that it can expand to its fullest potential, and be able to serve even more children, young mothers, and adoptive parents.
APO is a wonderful agency to work with. It is very obvious their primary focus is what is in the best interest of the child, and that they truly are a faith-based organization. They offer great support and counseling services for birth mothers, and support for prospective/ adoptive parents. God is at work at this agency.
This agency is fantastic. We had a wonderful experience with them and I have referred about 5 or 6 families to them who also have all had great experiences. They are always available to walk you through the process, supportive, and helpful. We had a wonderful adoption of a newborn baby girl through them and I would highly recommend anyone in TX looking to adopt to check them out!
We had a great experience with Aggieland Pregnacy Outreach they were very helpful and supportive. We were referred to them by another client and are so grateful for this. We were matched and had our precious baby boy in our arms all with in a month of being added to the waiting list. I highly recommend them to everyone. Can't say enough good things about them.