A Place of Possibilities
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a woman that has impacted and changed my life in extraordinary ways. Twenty- two years ago I was a young woman headed for a life of teen mother statistics. I had already given birth to a son that I had chosen to parent and found myself yet again involved in another unplanned pregnancy. I was lonely, scared, and very broken. This was not the life I felt I had intended for myself and knew I needed to make some very drastic changes. At that point I decided for the benefit of my son, myself, and the unborn child inside of me I would look toward placing this baby up for adoption. I contacted an agency out of the phone book to assist me with my intentions and luck of the draw that’s when I met Geri Glazer.
Geri was a woman unlike any other I had ever met. Immediately I was able to pick up on her passion for a little thing, back then, called open adoption. Although for myself I wasn’t quite sold on the idea. All I wanted to do was have this baby and get on with my life. I had no desire to have contact, receive photos, and I definitely wasn’t going to be writing any letters to a family. Somehow Geri continued to work with my resistance. Through her love, openness, and support she was able to bring me to a place of possibilities.
When I felt I had no one on my side or in my corner she continued to be the encouragement that I needed. She went above and beyond any exceptions I had of an adoption coordinator and I have yet to meet a better social worker. She gives of herself openly and honestly and brings passion to a career that all of us should admire. She taught me how to be a woman and live without fear. And when I thought my own journey and my involvement of the adoption process had ended, Geri then became my friend.
Twenty years ago Geri took that passion and started an adoption agency9(remove)of her own called Creative Adoptions Inc. Since that time she has impacted to lives of over 700 families and numerousindividuals. Just recently, Geri left Creative Adoptions,Inc.(remove)because of a change in(add) as the mission andhad changed . Thus…., leading her to found Adoptions by Heart, LLC, whose mission is to honor all the members of the adoption triad, not just adoptive families or just birthparents, but both. All coming together for the sole purpose of loving a child.
She has created a community based on love, honesty, and trust. Not a day goes by that I don’t reflect upon the fact that Geri was not my luck of the draw that day but a special angel sent down to me from above. She is an extraordinary woman with an extraordinary passion for what she does so well.
***In May 1989 I gave birth to a son that I placed with a family that I had chosen and after meeting them fell in love with. I continue to have contact with them. Two years ago I was able to see my son, receive his diploma and he is currently a student at the University of Nebraska.
Adoptions by Heart
4605 S. Yosemite St.
Denver CO. 80237
*Disclaimer – Photos and testimonials may be from both present and previous clients of employment of Geri Glazer and Jeanne Reisig.