Adoption

BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES DOMESTIC ADOPTION APRIL 2021 NEWSLETTER

From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW 

Building Arizona Families

Dear Friend,

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Last year in the United States almost 2,000 children died as a result of horrific abuse and almost THREE MILLION child protective services investigations and responses were needed.  That is 2,000 murdered children too many, and three million abused children too many.

You are probably wondering what this tough topic has to do with adoption of newborns.  My answer is… everything.  Some of the risk factors that lead to child abuse include poverty, mental illness, alcohol and drug use, too young, were victims of abuse themselves, low education levels, and weak support systems.

Sound familiar?  The at risk pregnant women we help usually have one or more of the above risk factors.  Without intervention, babies born into these circumstances are at risk for abuse.

When an at risk pregnant woman can’t effectively parent, adoption is a wonderful option to give the baby a safe, loving home and the opportunity to thrive. We also offer post adoptive services so that these vulnerable women can receive the support they need to move forward into a productive and happy future, equipped with the skills they need to succeed.

In Arizona right now, there are over 14,000 children living in the child welfare system – meaning they experienced life threatening abuse and/or neglect. To solve child abuse, the root causes must be solved.  I firmly believe that providing the beautiful option of adoption to risk pregnant women is one key way of preventing child abuse.  Can you help us prevent child abuse and help at risk pregnant women move forward to a brighter future?   $127.00 is all it takes. Or perhaps you will consider $127.00 as a recurring monthly gift, knowing that you are the reason we are serving a new pregnant woman in crisis, giving a baby a healthy, loving home, and blessing a family praying for a baby.

It’s time that we go upstream and address the causes of child abuse so that we can prevent it.  Please join us in helping vulnerable pregnant women get the help they need and innocent children have the lives they deserve.

If you can sponsor one vulnerable pregnant woman and protect her unborn child, you will be helping to break the cycle of child abuse and despair.  It’s hard to put a price tag on the difference just $127.00 makes.  And if that is too much, just know that every dollar counts in meeting this urgent need.  You saw the staggering number of children who are victims of life threatening child abuse in Arizona alone!  Please do what you can, we have to stand up for these vulnerable children.  And, remember that your gift of any amount is tax deductible.  Please forward the newsletter to friends and family who will join us in protecting children and helping break negative cycles for vulnerable, desperate women.

Yes! I will stand up for innocent children!

As always, I am available 24/7/365 to talk with a women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.  Please share my personal cell number.  My cell is 623.695.4112.  Women can text or call me. 

Thank you for being in the struggle with us to save the lives of unborn babies.

Saving and changing lives together,

Kelly Rourke-Scarry

President/CEO

Building Arizona Families


DOMESTIC/NEWBORN ADOPTION PLACEMENTS 

THREE BEAUTIFUL BABIES ADOPTED IN MARCH!

During the month of March, Building Arizona Families placed three precious newborn babies with wonderful families.  We are so grateful these precious babies will have the gift of life and love!  Every baby deserves the same.

March Babies

Adoption

BIRTH MOTHER ADOPTION STORIES

MEET GINA

Adoption

Gina was homeless. She found out about Building Arizona Families through a friend who had been helped by BAF.  Gina knew she was not in a place physically or emotionally to be a parent or to provide for her baby.  She also believes that her choice to place her baby for adoption was the most loving, selfless choice she could have made.  In her interview, she shares about how Building Arizona Families gave her a place to live, food to eat, and even money for necessities when she needed it to ensure the well being of her unborn child. 

Watch Gina’s Story Here

YES! I want to help vulnerable babies and women!


BIRTH MOTHER MATTERS ADOPTION RADIO

Factors That Can Prevent Someone From Adopting

Adoption

Not every person who wants to be an adoptive parent will be qualified or eligible to adopt. The way eligibility is determined is through the adoption home study process. Every state has their own individual requirements to be eligible to adopt. In this podcast we are going to focus on the specifics of Adoption Home Studies In the state of Arizona.  Adoption home studies are governed by the Arizona Revised Statutes. The State of Arizona requires that your home study social worker spend at least 4 hours with you face-to-face during a minimum of 2 visits. At least 2 of these hours must be spent in your home. Listen to the rest of the podcast to learn more.


LISTEN TO “FACTORS THAT PREVENT ADOPTION”


SPOTLIGHT

Donna K Evans Foundation

Please join us in helping to change the lives of pregnant women in crisis who courageously choose to put their unborn child’s life above their own through the selfless choice of adoption.  They choose life for their unborn child.  Now, let’s help them have the bright future they deserve.  Click below to join us in changing lives. 

We need sponsors to help cover the cost of the educational outreach.  No tax deductible contribution is too small.  We also need volunteers! There are also downloadable resources on the website with facts about adoption that you can share with others. Join the You Before Me movement to save the lives of unborn babies and provide a fresh start in life for birth mothers who need encouraging, practical support. 


UPCOMING ADOPTION INFORMATION SEMINAR

Mark Your Calendars &
Share with Friends!
Upcoming Adoption Events

Thursday, May 27, 2021 3pm MST
Domestic Adoption Informational Seminar
Location – Online

RSVP at jhatcher@buildingarizonafamilies.com

Stay Connected on Social Media For Regular Updates on How to Impact Pregnant Women in Crisis and Save the Lives of Unborn Babies! 

Facts About Building Arizona Families

  • Established in 2004
  • Hague Accredited
  • Co-Founded by two members of the adoption triad
  • Established an Aftercare Program for birth mothers
  • Provide both open and closed adoptions
  • Work with birth mothers throughout the entire state of Arizona
  • Work with families across the United States
  • Use “Child Connect” for post adoption communication
  • Have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Host a non-perishable food bank at our facility
  • Have a clothing closet for birth mothers
  • Assist our birth mothers in providing Christmas presents for their children
  • And on on…. 

Stay Connected with Arizona Pregnancy Help!  
Phone: 623-695-4112
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

 

Stay Connected with Building Arizona Families!

Phone: 623-936-4729, 1-800-340-9664
E-mail:  info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
8433 N. Black Canyon Highway
Suite 152
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Stay Connected with the Donna K. Evans Foundation!
Phone: 602-595-8592
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families 

 

Adoption

BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES DOMESTIC ADOPTION MARCH NEWSLETTER

From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW 

Building Arizona Families

Dear Friend,

Wow!  Has March flown by!  I hope you and yours are doing well.  And as always, thank you for caring for vulnerable birth mothers, unborn babies, and adoptive families.  Your compassion truly changes the world we live in.

In March we make St. Patrick’s Day jokes about the luck of the Irish, and we wear green so that we don’t get pinched by mischievous leprechauns… Images of rainbows and pots of gold, and even turning entire rivers green!  We do love our fun traditions…. The story behind St. Patrick’s Day is really about St. Patrick, beloved by the Irish for the transformation he brought to their country.  Many don’t know that he was actually British, and kidnapped by the Irish as a teenager.  Six years later, he escaped back to Britain but love called him to return and serve his captors.  Although British, St. Patrick was “adopted” by the Irish because he served and loved the Irish them faithfully. 

You see, adoption isn’t about bloodlines, it is about love.  The love of the birth mother to selflessly choose an unrelated family to raise her child.  The love of the adoptive family to open their hearts and homes to a baby that they did not conceive.  Babies are not adopted through luck, they are adopted through selfless love.

And just like St. Patrick, it takes loving and serving tirelessly to make adoptions happen. While the pandemic has been challenging on numerous levels, we have continued to plow ahead to locate pregnant women in crisis and share the loving message of adoption with desperate women. 

There are thousands of visitors to our  Arizona Pregnancy Help website every month, and hundreds of phone calls.  We are available 24/7/365 to at risk pregnant women.  Many are homeless, addicted, and despairing.  Life has not been kind to them and they are desperate for safety, shelter, and stability.  And without help, the babies of these homeless women are at higher risk of fetal death, birth defects, low birth rate, and being born addicted. There is an urgency to finding these at risk pregnant women and giving them the help they need to get better themselves and to better the outcomes for their unborn child.

The work is not easy but it is a labor of love because we believe in adoption.  We really can’t do this alone – there are so many pregnant women in crisis.  Can you help us meet the needs of one pregnant woman and her unborn child?  $127.00 is all it takes. Or perhaps you will consider $127.00 as a recurring monthly gift, knowing that you are the reason we are serving a new pregnant woman in crisis every month. 

Thank you for caring so much.  Thank you for walking with us – you are truly joining us in the loving work of adoption.

Can you sponsor one woman in crisis and protect her unborn child?  Two women?  Perhaps you can commit to finding one pregnant woman in crisis every month.  Wow… think of the lives changed by a monthly sponsorship!  Remember that your gift of any amount is tax deductible.  And, please forward the newsletter to compassionate friends who will join us in this labor of love!

Yes! I’ll Sponsor Life Changing Love!

As always, I am available 24/7/365 to talk with a women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.  Please share my personal cell number.  My cell is 623.695.4112.  Women can text or call me. 

Thank you for being in the struggle with us to save the lives of unborn babies.

Saving and changing lives together,

Kelly Rourke-Scarry

President/CEO

Building Arizona Families

DOMESTIC/NEWBORN

ADOPTION PLACEMENTS 

ONE BEAUTIFUL BABY ADOPTED IN FEBRUARY!

During the month of February, Building Arizona Families placed a beautiful baby baby with a wonderful family in Michigan.  We are so grateful this precious baby will have the gift of life and love!  Every baby deserves the same.

February Baby

Adoption

BIRTH FATHER ADOPTION STORIES

MEET MICHAEL

Adoption

In this candid interview, Michael is gut level honest about his marital infidelity, acting career challenges, suicidal thoughts, and the overwhelming circumstances he and his wife found themselves in.  They already had children, and unplanned pregnancy felt like more than they could handle at this fragile time.

It was a struggle – Michael describes how hard it was for he and his wife to make the decision to place their baby with an adoptive family.  He also emphasizes the need for counseling and putting the best interests of the baby above all.  He believes adoption is the blessing that changed his life and everyone involved in the adoption.

Watch Michael’s Story Here

YES! I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE BLESSING OF ADOPTION!

BIRTH MOTHER MATTERS ADOPTION RADIO

UNDERSTANDING BIRTH FATHERS

Adoption

We talk about birth mothers very frequently, but don’t talk a great deal about birth fathers, who must be considered in the adoption process. Some interesting things that the public may not understand or be aware of regarding birth fathers:

  • There are repeat birth fathers with different birth mothers at different times.
  • Have access to many adoption services, but rarely engage.
  • Have a significant influence over whether a birth mother follows through in her adoption plan.
  • Need to feel a part of the process and treated with respect.
  • May not have as much knowledge of how adoption works as a birth mother may.
  • Education can increase his cooperation and support with the birth mother.


LISTEN TO “UNDERSTANDING BIRTH FATHERS”

SPOTLIGHT

Donna K Evans Foundation

Please join us in helping to change the lives of pregnant women in crisis who courageously choose to put their unborn child’s life above their own through the selfless choice of adoption.  They choose life for their unborn child.  Now, let’s help them have the bright future they deserve.  Click below to join us in changing lives. 

We need sponsors to help cover the cost of the educational outreach.  No tax deductible contribution is too small.  We also need volunteers! There are also downloadable resources on the website with facts about adoption that you can share with others. Join the You Before Me movement to save the lives of unborn babies and provide a fresh start in life for birth mothers who need encouraging, practical support. 

UPCOMING ADOPTION INFORMATION SEMINAR

Mark Your Calendars &
Share with Friends!
Upcoming Adoption Events

Saturday, April 17, 2021 10am-12pm
Adoption Informational Seminar
Location – Online

RSVP at jhatcher@buildingarizonafamilies.com

Stay Connected on Social Media For Regular Updates on How to Impact Pregnant Women in Crisis and Save the Lives of Unborn Babies! 

Facts About Building Arizona Families

  • Established in 2004
  • Hague Accredited
  • Co-Founded by two members of the adoption triad
  • Established an Aftercare Program for birth mothers
  • Provide both open and closed adoptions
  • Work with birth mothers throughout the entire state of Arizona
  • Work with families across the United States
  • Use “Child Connect” for post adoption communication
  • Have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Host a non-perishable food bank at our facility
  • Have a clothing closet for birth mothers
  • Assist our birth mothers in providing Christmas presents for their children
  • And on on…. 

Stay Connected with Arizona Pregnancy Help!  
Phone: 623-695-4112
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

 

Stay Connected with Building Arizona Families!

Phone: 623-936-4729, 1-800-340-9664
E-mail:  info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
8433 N. Black Canyon Highway
Suite 152
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Stay Connected with the Donna K. Evans Foundation!
Phone: 602-595-8592
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families 

 

Adoption

BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES DOMESTIC ADOPTION FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW 

Building Arizona Families

Dear Friend,

I hope your February has been wonderful!  I always think of February as the month of love…a special time to show those around me how much I love and appreciate each of them.  

In February, I also pause to remember what I love about MY life…. I love that my biological mother courageously chose life for me.  I love that my adoptive family opened their arms to love me and give me a life filled with joy and possibility.  I love my own family – husband and children.  I love that my husband and family stand with me in the journey to help pregnant women in crisis and unborn babies.  And I love what I do – working hard to find birth mothers in crisis who need someone to show them all of the joy and possibility that awaits their baby through the gift of adoption.  That is a LOT of love and I am so grateful.

If you are receiving this newsletter, it is because you love the joy and possibility that the gift of adoption brings.  What’s so amazing is that adoption is a three-fold miracle.  It is a miracle for the baby who is given a bright future.  It is a gift for the adoptive family whose arms and heart now hold the precious baby they longed for.  And it is the miracle of hope for a birth mother (or father, as you will see in the spotlight), whose life was in crisis and now have the support and wise counsel needed to have a fresh new start at life.  I love every part of the adoption miracle!

And every time I see the sweet faces of the babies adopted through Building Arizona Families, the reality of the miracle washes over me all over again.  Wow – I am so in love with where and how I am honored to serve, to make a difference in the lives of women, babies, and families around the U.S.   It truly is a gift.

As you know, our goal for 2021 is to multiply the miracles!!  There are so many pregnant women in crisis and that is where the miracle starts.  We need to find them, to tell them that they have a wonderful option – life for their baby and a fresh start for them.  Can you help us multiply miracles in 2021?  Just $127.00 helps us find one birth mother, and then the miracle begins.  How many miracles can you help make happen?  I encourage you to choose a miracle goal, and let’s work together to get it done.

Thank you for caring so much.  Thank you for walking with us – you are truly joining us in the miraculous work of adoption.

Can you sponsor one miracle?  Two miracles?  Perhaps you can commit to a miracle a month – wouldn’t that be awesome?  Remember that your gift of any amount is tax deductible.  And, please forward the newsletter to friends who care about miracles so they can join us in this miraculous work!

Your Generous Gift for an Unborn Baby is Tax Deductible

Yes! I’ll Sponsor Miracles!

As always, I am available 24/7/365 to talk with a women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.  Please share my personal cell number.  My cell is 623.695.4112.  Women can text or call me. 

Thank you for being in the struggle with us to save the lives of unborn babies.

Saving and changing lives together,

Kelly Rourke-Scarry

President/CEO

Building Arizona Families

DOMESTIC/NEWBORN

ADOPTION PLACEMENTS 

SIX BEAUTIFUL BABIES ADOPTED IN JANUARY!

During the month of January, Building Arizona Families placed six beautiful newborn babies in wonderful homes around the United States.  We are so grateful these precious babies will have the gift of life and love!  Every baby deserves the same.

Precious January Babies

Adoption

BIRTH FATHER ADOPTION STORIES

MEET DESHAUN

Adoption

Deshaun and his fiance just moved to Phoenix to start all over. When she found out she was pregnant, it was overwhelming.  There was no way they could be parents with everything that was going on in their lives.  Abortion was not an option in their minds and then they found out about adoption through Building Arizona Families.

It was a struggle – Deshaun describes how hard it was to place his baby boy with an adoptive family.  He also explains how he wrestled through to be at peace with the situation and why he knows his baby has a better life ahead of him now.  He believes adoption is the blessing that everyone needed with their pregnancy.

Watch Deshaun’s Story Here

YES! I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE BLESSING OF ADOPTION!

BIRTH MOTHER MATTERS ADOPTION RADIO

UNDERSTANDING DESPERATION IN ADOPTION

Adoption

Many women experiencing crisis pregnancies are desperate because they are addicted, homeless and scared to remain on the street, and they are hungry, exhausted, and too cold or too hot.  They come into Building Arizona Families because they are pregnant have to find the help they need.

There are many other circumstances that create crisis pregnancies. The pregnancy may be the result of an act of prostitution or abuse. They could be in a domestically violent relationship or are pregnant due to an affair. Other women are divorcing their spouses, still, others discover their pregnancy very late.  Some pregnant women in crisis don’t believe in abortion but cannot afford another child. Whatever the reason, learn more about the desperation these women face, and how we can help them experience the miracle of love, joy, and a fresh start.

LISTEN TO “UNDERSTANDING DESPERATION IN ADOPTION”

SPOTLIGHT

Donna K Evans Foundation

Please join us in helping to change the lives of pregnant women in crisis who courageously choose to put their unborn child’s life above their own through the selfless choice of adoption.  They choose life for their unborn child.  Now, let’s help them have the bright future they deserve.  Click below to join us in changing lives. 

We need sponsors to help cover the cost of the educational outreach.  No tax deductible contribution is too small.  We also need volunteers! There are also downloadable resources on the website with facts about adoption that you can share with others. Join the You Before Me movement to save the lives of unborn babies and provide a fresh start in life for birth mothers who need encouraging, practical support. 

UPCOMING ADOPTION INFORMATION SEMINAR

Mark Your Calendars &
Share with Friends!
Upcoming Adoption Events

Saturday, April 17, 2021 10am-12pm
Adoption Informational Seminar
Location – Online

RSVP at jhatcher@buildingarizonafamilies.com

Stay Connected on Social Media For Regular Updates on How to Impact Pregnant Women in Crisis and Save the Lives of Unborn Babies! 

Facts About Building Arizona Families

  • Established in 2004
  • Hague Accredited
  • Co-Founded by two members of the adoption triad
  • Established an Aftercare Program for birth mothers
  • Provide both open and closed adoptions
  • Work with birth mothers throughout the entire state of Arizona
  • Work with families across the United States
  • Use “Child Connect” for post adoption communication
  • Have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Host a non-perishable food bank at our facility
  • Have a clothing closet for birth mothers
  • Assist our birth mothers in providing Christmas presents for their children
  • And on on…. 

Stay Connected with Arizona Pregnancy Help!  
Phone: 623-695-4112
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

 

Stay Connected with Building Arizona Families!

Phone: 623-936-4729, 1-800-340-9664
E-mail:  info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
8433 N. Black Canyon Highway
Suite 152
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Stay Connected with the Donna K. Evans Foundation!
Phone: 602-595-8592
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families 

 

Adoption, Building Arizona Families, Donna K Evans Foundation, You Before Me

BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES DOMESTIC ADOPTION DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW 

Building Arizona Families

Dear Friend,

On behalf of Building Arizona Families, we wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas!  It’s such a joyful time of year, and despite the many challenges, we stop and celebrate what matters most.  We shop for gifts that express the love we have for our families and friends.  It can be such a busy time, but Christmas always makes me pause… and the reality hits me afresh that my mother chose to give me the most incredible gift – the opportunity to live.

It makes me more deeply understand that life is the greatest gift a mother can give a child – and a gift that every unborn baby deserves. It makes me renew my efforts to reaching as many pregnant women in crisis as possible.  Every precious unborn baby should have the opportunity to live, love, and be loved, just as I have been blessed to experience life and love. 

As we pause to celebrate with those we love, we experience the power of love.  Take love for our children, for example. It is one of the strongest loves we will experience in this life.  It’s what makes parents so fiercely protective, doing everything possible to keep their children safe from harm, and providing every opportunity to learn, grow, and become wonderful adults.

Even though I was not their biological daughter, my adoptive family gave me that kind of unconditional, safe, and deep love. Because of their selflessness, I have become someone who wants to make a difference, to help other unborn babies live and love. I’ve also experienced deep love and gratitude for my biological mother, Donna K. Evans, a scared, pregnant teenager without support. She courageously chose to go through the challenges of being pregnant in high school, and chose adoption.  She wanted the  stable, prosperous future for me that she was unable to provide. It’s so personal for me.  As I share more of my story, I hope it helps you embrace just how powerful a gift you can share with pregnant women in crisis who feel trapped and believe their only choice is abortion.

We need to reach as many pregnant women in crisis as possible.  They need to know that they can choose life for their baby.  They need to know that we will help them with their housing, food, clothing, counseling, healthcare, transportation, and sometimes even a cell phone. They need to know that we make it possible for them to give their baby the greatest gift a parent can give – life!  We need to raise $16,071 to double our outreach.  This will allow us to reach 150 women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.

It only costs us $107.14 to reach a pregnant woman in crisis.  When she chooses life for her baby, she can also change her life for the better through our Donna K. Evans Foundation aftercare program. When she chooses to place her baby for adoption, she provides a loving, stable future for her baby like I was given.  And, when she chooses adoption, an adoptive family’s aching hearts and arms are filled with the precious baby who will bless everyone their little life touches.

We know you can’t put a price tag on a baby’s life!  But, we know that $107.14 can help us save one baby’s life.  Our December goal is 150 women choosing life for their babies. Just think – 150 babies given the opportunity to live, to breathe, laugh and love.  Can you help us save one baby?  Two babies?  Please be as generous as you can.

Your Generous Christmas Gift for an Unborn Baby is Tax Deductible

Yes! I’ll Help Save Babies’ Lives!

As always, I am available 24/7/365 to talk with a women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.  Please share my personal cell number.  My cell is 623.695.4112.  Women can text or call me. 

Thank you for being in the struggle with us to save the lives of unborn babies.

Saving and changing lives together,

Kelly Rourke-Scarry

President/CEO

Building Arizona Families

DOMESTIC/NEWBORN

ADOPTION PLACEMENTS 

EIGHT BEAUTIFUL BABIES ADOPTED IN NOVEMBER! 

During the month of November, Building Arizona Families placed eight newborn babies in wonderful homes around the United States.  We are so grateful these precious babies will have the gift of life and love!  Every baby deserves the same.

Precious November Babies 

BIRTH MOTHER ADOPTION STORIES

MEET MARY

Mary’s life was going down the drain fast.  She was really struggling, and believed it wasn’t fair to bring her baby girl into the world.  Mary didn’t want her baby to experience the same struggles Mary was facing.  After talking to Building Arizona Families, she also became convinced that her baby deserved to live and enjoy a better life. 

Now Mary tells other pregnant women struggling with crisis pregnancies that placing their babies through Building Arizona Families is the best choice.  She tells them that she chose a wonderful adoptive family for her baby, and she will have the kind of future Mary couldn’t provide while in crisis.  And all it took was  $107.14 to reach her – and now she is telling other pregnant women in crisis about the positive option of adoption so that more babies’ lives are saved!

Just think – $107.14 might be all it takes to give a pregnant woman in crisis the gift of hope, a precious newborn baby the gift of life, and an adoptive family the gift of love.

The need is so great.  Desperate women like Mary are searching right now for answers.  We need to make sure they discover the help we can give so that they choose life for their unborn child.  Please be as generous as you can, as there are so many women and unborn babies that need your help.  Every baby’s life matters!

Watch Mary’s Story Here

YES! I CHOOSE TO HELP SAVE BABIES’ LIVES!

BIRTH MOTHER MATTERS ADOPTION RADIO

UNDERSTANDING DESPERATION IN ADOPTION

Building Arizona Families, Adoption

Some women come into Building Arizona Families because they are pregnant, and many of these women have reached a point of desperation due to situations such as:

  1. Being homeless – scared to remain on the street due to being pregnant, and hungry and cold/hot
  2. The pregnancy may be the result of an act of prostitution/solicitation or they may be a victim of abuse.
  3. Feeling trapped in a domestically violent relationship and wanting to make sure that they don’t bring a baby into their turbulent world.
  4. Pregnant as a result of an affair and they don’t want their significant other to find out (he may be incarcerated) or together they may not want to raise the baby together since the baby was conceived in an affair.
  5. Divorcing their spouse and they do not want to raise a baby under these circumstances.
  6. Finding out that they are pregnant and choose not to have an abortion and/or they find out too late in their pregnancy.  Maybe they don’t believe in abortion or cannot afford it?

Learn more about desperation,  how it manifests, and how it can impact adoption.  Tune in!

LISTEN TO “UNDERSTANDING DESPERATION IN ADOPTION”

SPOTLIGHT

Donna K Evans Foundation

Please join us in helping to change the lives of pregnant women in crisis who courageously choose to put their unborn child’s life above their own through the selfless choice of adoption.  They choose life for their unborn child.  Now, let’s help them have the bright future they deserve.  Click below to join us in changing lives. 

We need sponsors to help cover the cost of the educational outreach.  No tax deductible contribution is too small.  We also need volunteers! There are also downloadable resources on the website with facts about adoption that you can share with others. Join the You Before Me movement to save the lives of unborn babies and provide a fresh start in life for birth mothers who need encouraging, practical support. 

UPCOMING ADOPTION INFORMATION SEMINAR

Mark Your Calendars &
Share with Friends!
Upcoming Adoption Events

Saturday, February 20, 2020 10am-12pm

10am-12pm
Adoption Informational Seminar
Location – Online

RSVP at jhatcher@buildingarizonafamilies.com

Stay Connected on Social Media For Regular Updates on How to Impact Pregnant Women in Crisis and Save the Lives of Unborn Babies! 

Facts About Building Arizona Families

  • Established in 2004
  • Hague Accredited
  • Co-Founded by two members of the adoption triad
  • Established an Aftercare Program for birth mothers
  • Provide both open and closed adoptions
  • Work with birth mothers throughout the entire state of Arizona
  • Work with families across the United States
  • Use “Child Connect” for post adoption communication
  • Have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Host a non-perishable food bank at our facility
  • Have a clothing closet for birth mothers
  • Assist our birth mothers in providing Christmas presents for their children
  • And on on…. 

Stay Connected with Arizona Pregnancy Help!  
Phone: 623-695-4112
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

 

Stay Connected with Building Arizona Families!

Phone: 623-936-4729, 1-800-340-9664
E-mail:  info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
8433 N. Black Canyon Highway
Suite 152
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Stay Connected with the Donna K. Evans Foundation!
Phone: 602-595-8592
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families 

 

Adoption

BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES DOMESTIC ADOPTION NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW 

Building Arizona Families

Dear Friend,

There have been so many challenges this year, but in the midst of the difficulties, we stop and give thanks.  As we look back, we celebrate the joyful life of every precious baby placed in the arms of a loving forever family.  A baby is given a future because people like you and I care about every unborn baby’s life.  We celebrate with the courageous birth mothers who made the sacrificial decision to give their babies the greatest gift – life and a bright future.  We rejoice with the adoptive families whose arms ached to hold a little one, and whose hearts and homes are now full of the laughter of children.   And…

We celebrate YOU, someone with the courage to take a stand for life, and the compassion to care for pregnant women in crisis.  Thank you.  None of this would be remotely possible without your support.  We are so grateful for you.

While 2020 has been challenging for so many reasons, I’ve also witnessed miracles in the midst of the trials.  I never grow weary of hearing the cry of a newborn baby who just months before, was at risk of being aborted.  And while I answer the Birth Mother Hotline where women in crisis can reach out 24/7/365, I always rejoice that I am able to offer hope, help, and compassion without judgment.  Hearing the tone change from desperate fear to hopeful calm reenergizes me when I am weary.  There will always be the need for increasing our efforts to find women struggling with a crisis pregnancy so that every unborn baby has the gift of life.  But in the midst of the struggle, we pause and give thanks for every baby, every birth mother, every adoptive family, and every courageous and compassionate person who partners with us in sharing the work of life.  Thank you again.   I probably can’t say it enough, but when I feel discouraged, I am strengthened by your support.

For me, Thanksgiving is especially poignant.  As you know, I was adopted at birth, and I am forever grateful for the gift of life my biological mother, Donna Evans, gave me!  She was just a teenager, with no support whatsoever, and her family’s shame could have been the driving force to end her pregnancy – to end my life before it truly began.  I am blessed beyond measure, and I want to share the gift of life with as many women in crisis as possible so that they can experience the profound peace and joy of sacrificial love that puts the life of their baby above all else.

 I also wanted to let you know that we didn’t hit our November goal of doubling our outreach to pregnant women, but we were able to increase the number of women we connected with.  Thankfully, several of them have chosen the beautiful option of adoption!  So, our goal for December is to hit our November goal. We need to raise $16,071 to double our outreach.  This will allow us to reach 150 women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.

We can’t do this alone – we don’t have the funds.

It costs us $107.14 to personally connect with a pregnant woman in crisis.

When I look at the precious baby in the picture below it still takes my breath away.  What if we never found her mother?  What if her mother had not chosen to give her the gift of life?

Life is just so precious, so miraculous.  You can’t put a price tag on a baby’s life!  But, we know that $107.14 can help us save one baby’s life.

 Our December goal is 150 women choosing life for their babies. Just think – 150 babies given the opportunity to live, to breathe, laugh and love.  Can you help us save one baby?  Two babies?  Please be as generous as you can.

As always, I am available 24/7/365 to talk with women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.  Please share my personal cell number.  My cell is 623.695.4112.  Women can text or call me. 

Thank you for being in the struggle with us to save the lives of unborn babies.

Yes! I’ll Help Save Babies’ Lives

Adoption

Saving and changing lives together,

Kelly Rourke-Scarry

President/CEO

Building Arizona Families

DOMESTIC/NEWBORN

ADOPTION PLACEMENTS 

TWO BEAUTIFUL BABIES ADOPTED IN OCTOBER!

During the month of October, Building Arizona Families placed two newborn babies in wonderful homes around the United States, BOTH BOYS!  We are so grateful these precious baby boys will have the gift of life and love!  Every baby deserves the same.

Precious October Babies

BIRTH MOTHER ADOPTION STORIES

MEET DESIREE

When Desiree found out she was pregnant, she just couldn’t believe it.  She had just had a baby boy, and it was a very difficult pregnancy.  This time, the new baby’s dad didn’t want any part of the pregnancy.   She came to Building Arizona Families for help, but then her family convinced her that it was the wrong decision, so she left the program.  As she grew sicker, she realized that she couldn’t meet her son Alonzo’s needs, take care of her own health conditions, and take care of a newborn baby alone.  Despite family objections, she came back to Building Arizona Families for help, recognizing that the best future for her unborn child was with someone who could take care of the baby well and provide a stable future.  As painful as the decision was, she knew it was the right choice.  Watch Desiree share about her courageous decision HERE.

Desiree shares that the crisis is not a joke – it’s real.  Women like Desiree need to know about  Building Arizona Families.  It’s why we invest resources online to reach pregnant women in crisis who are searching online for help.  Desiree, her son, and the adoptive family are now celebrating her courageous decision, changing tragedy into joy for so many lives! And all it took was  $107.14 to reach her.   But there are so many women like Desiree who need us that don’t know we can help!

Just think – $107.14 might be all it takes to give a vulnerable baby the gift of life,
a woman in crisis the gift of hope, and an adoptive family a precious baby to love.

The need is so great.  Women like Desiree are searching right now for answers.  We need to make sure they discover the help we can give so that they choose life for their unborn child.  Please be as generous as you can, as there are so many women and unborn babies that need your help.  Every baby’s life matters! YES! I CHOOSE TO HELP SAVE BABIES’ LIVES!

BIRTH MOTHER MATTERS ADOPTION RADIO

THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE HARD

Adoption

Holidays can be tough on people regardless of whether or nor they have an adoption plan.  Sometimes both adoptive families and birth parents have a difficult time.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are considered by many to be the  “most wonderful time of the year,” but often it is just magnifying the trying times you may be experiencing.  The holidays can magnify emotions of loss and grief.   Memories of past holidays both good and bad can trigger various emotions and can be painful reminders of loss. Birth Mothers think about the “Hallmark” Christmas cards of the perfect family, perfect children and the perfect holiday. They feel alone while others are celebrating.  Childhood memories flood in. Click below to learn more about the impact of the holidays.

Listen to this podcast to learn more.

LISTEN TO “THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE HARD”

SPOTLIGHT

Donna K Evans Foundation

Please join us in helping to change the lives of pregnant women in crisis who courageously choose to put their unborn child’s life above their own through the selfless choice of adoption.  They choose life for their unborn child.  Now, let’s help them have the bright future they deserve.  Click below to join us in changing lives. 

We need sponsors to help cover the cost of the educational outreach.  No tax deductible contribution is too small.  We also need volunteers! There are also downloadable resources on the website with facts about adoption that you can share with others. Join the You Before Me movement to save the lives of unborn babies and provide a fresh start in life for birth mothers who need encouraging, practical support. 

UPCOMING ADOPTION INFORMATION SEMINAR

Mark Your Calendars &
Share with Friends!
Upcoming Adoption Events

Saturday, December 5, 2020

10am-12pm
Adoption Informational Seminar
Location – Online

RSVP at jhatcher@buildingarizonafamilies.com

Stay Connected on Social Media For Regular Updates on How to Impact Pregnant Women in Crisis and Save the Lives of Unborn Babies! 

Facts About Building Arizona Families

  • Established in 2004
  • Hague Accredited
  • Co-Founded by two members of the adoption triad
  • Established an Aftercare Program for birth mothers
  • Provide both open and closed adoptions
  • Work with birth mothers throughout the entire state of Arizona
  • Work with families across the United States
  • Use “Child Connect” for post adoption communication
  • Have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Host a non-perishable food bank at our facility
  • Have a clothing closet for birth mothers
  • Assist our birth mothers in providing Christmas presents for their children
  • And on on…. 

Stay Connected with Arizona Pregnancy Help!  
Phone: 623-695-4112
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

 

Stay Connected with Building Arizona Families!

Phone: 623-936-4729, 1-800-340-9664
E-mail:  info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
8433 N. Black Canyon Highway
Suite 152
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Stay Connected with the Donna K. Evans Foundation!
Phone: 602-595-8592
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families 

 

Adoption

BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES DOMESTIC ADOPTION OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW 

Building Arizona Families

Dear Friend,

Wow!  2020 has been so crazy!  And now the elections are upon us, with so much hanging in the balance.  One thing we do know – regardless of election outcomes – our commitment to protecting the lives of unborn babies and supporting courageous women who choose life for their babies remains strong.

Elections won’t change a thing. 

We are committed to life, regardless.

But, did you know that this election can impact legislation that can prevent our taxes from paying for abortions, decrease federal funding for organizations like Planned Parenthood, and increase funding for non-profits like ours who are working to protect unborn lives?  There is so much on the line. 

Why is this important? The most recent Planned Parenthood annual report reveals that they performed 345,672 abortions from October 2017 to October 2018 — more than in any previous year! And financial records show they received more taxpayer dollars in the fiscal year ending last June than ever before ($617 million!), constituting 37% of its overall revenue. Their data also shows that of the 345,627 abortions, they  made only one  adoption referral for every 117 abortions performed.  ONE referral!  

The numbers are staggering, but we continue to work tirelessly to give unborn babies the opportunity to live.  As you know, I was adopted at birth, and I am forever grateful for the gift of life my biological mother gave me!

I know you are committed to precious unborn babies and support women struggling through crisis pregnancies to give their baby the gift of life.  I encourage you to vote.  Every vote for life counts.   But, regardless of election outcomes, please stand strong with Building Arizona Families as we increase our efforts to reach pregnant women in crisis and provide them the support they need to make the positive life choice of adoption.  

In November, we need to DOUBLE our outreach to pregnant women in crisis.  To do that, we need to raise $16,071.  This will allow us to reach 150 women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.  If you can do more, please do.  Every life counts and the stakes are so high.  

We can’t do this alone – we don’t have the funds.

It costs us $107.14 to personally connect with a pregnant woman in crisis.

The babies born in September were given the gift of life and a future as a result of our outreach.  We are so grateful for every baby born!  But there are so many babies never given the chance to live. 

There is so much to do, and we need to do it NOW.

We need you. Unborn babies’ lives hang in the balance!

$107.14 can help us save one baby’s life.

The need is urgent.  Our November goal is 150 women choosing life for their babies. 

Just think – 150 babies saved.  

Can you help us save one baby?  Two babies?

Please be as generous as you can. 

As always, I am available 24/7/365 to talk with a women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.  Please share my personal cell number.  My cell is 623.695.4112.  Women can text or call me. 

Thank you for being in the struggle with us to save the lives of unborn babies.
Yes! I’ll Help Save Babies’ Lives

Saving and changing lives together,
 

Kelly Rourke-Scarry

President/CEO

Building Arizona Families

DOMESTIC/NEWBORN

ADOPTION PLACEMENTS 

FIVE BEAUTIFUL BABIES ADOPTED IN SEPTEMBER!

During the month of September, Building Arizona Families placed five newborn babies in wonderful homes around the United States, three boys and two girls!  We are so grateful these precious babies will have the gift of life and love!  Every baby deserves the same.

 Precious September Babies 

Adoption

 

BIRTH MOTHER ADOPTION STORIES

MEET OLIVIA

Adoption

When Olivia found out she was pregnant, she didn’t have anything. No money, home, car, phone, or place to turn to except an online search for solutions.  Our offer to help pregnant women in crisis popped up first in her Google search.  When she called, we responded right away.  Olivia was picked up by staff and taken to our offices where help was offered immediately.  She felt safe and genuinely cared for. 

In her interview, Olivia shares about the difficult but selfless decision to place her baby boy with a loving family.  She knows she now has expanded her family and will remain a part of her son’s life.  Olivia talks about the support she has received after placing her son for adoption and how she has the hope and tools she needs for a positive future.  Watch Olivia’s touching story HERE.

Olivia found Building Arizona Families online because we invest resources online to reach pregnant women in crisis who are searching online for help.  Olivia, her son, and the adoptive family are now celebrating the gift of life, hope, and family as a result.  What a beautiful outcome for what could have been a tragedy. And all it took was  $107.14 to reach her.   But there are so many women like Olivia who need us that don’t know we can help!

Just think – $107.14 might be all it takes to give a vulnerable baby the gift of life, a woman in crisis the gift of hope, and an adoptive family a precious baby to love. 

The need is so great.  Women like Olivia are searching right now for answers.  We need to make sure they discover the help we can give so that they choose life for their unborn child.  Please be as generous as you can, as there are so many women and unborn babies that need your help.  Every baby’s life matters!

 YES! I CHOOSE TO HELP SAVE BABIES’ LIVES!

BIRTH MOTHER MATTERS ADOPTION RADIO

MOM & BABY ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 

Adoption

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates abusers target more than 300,000 pregnant women in the U.S. each year, adding that the number may be even higher than that given the reluctance of survivors to disclose abuse, especially during pregnancy.

Published in March 2017, in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the results show intimate partner violence during pregnancy is “significantly associated with” preterm birth (before 38 weeks) and low birth weight, finding that women who endured abuse while pregnant were almost twice as likely to deliver their babies preterm.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) offers help to anyone involved in a domestic violence situation. They help victims as well as survivors, friends and family members. They also provide information on sexual assault, battering intervention and prevention programs. Please make sure to call them if you need help.

Listen to this podcast to learn more.

LISTEN TO “TWO VICTIMS”

SPOTLIGHT

Please join us in helping to change the lives of pregnant women in crisis who courageously choose to put their unborn child’s life above their own through the selfless choice of adoption.  They choose life for their unborn child.  Now, let’s help them have the bright future they deserve.  Click below to join us in changing lives. 

Donna K Evans Foundation

We need sponsors to help cover the cost of the educational outreach.  No tax deductible contribution is too small.  We also need volunteers! There are also downloadable resources on the website with facts about adoption that you can share with others. Join the You Before Me movement to save the lives of unborn babies and provide a fresh start in life for birth mothers who need encouraging, practical support. 

HELP CHANGE A BRAVE WOMAN’S LIFE

UPCOMING ADOPTION INFORMATION SEMINAR

Mark Your Calendars &
Share with Friends!
Upcoming Adoption Events 

Adoption Informational Seminar Date TBD

LOCATION: Online

RSVP at jhatcher@buildingarizonafamilies.com

Stay Connected on Social Media For Regular Updates on How to Impact Pregnant Women in Crisis and Save the Lives of Unborn Babies! 

Facts About Building Arizona Families

  • Established in 2004
  • Hague Accredited
  • Co-Founded by two members of the adoption triad
  • Established an Aftercare Program for birth mothers
  • Provide both open and closed adoptions
  • Work with birth mothers throughout the entire state of Arizona
  • Work with families across the United States
  • Use “Child Connect” for post adoption communication
  • Have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Host a non-perishable food bank at our facility
  • Have a clothing closet for birth mothers
  • Assist our birth mothers in providing Christmas presents for their children
  • And on on…. 

Stay Connected with Arizona Pregnancy Help!  
Phone: 623-695-4112
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

 

Stay Connected with Building Arizona Families!

Phone: 623-936-4729, 1-800-340-9664
E-mail:  info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
8433 N. Black Canyon Highway
Suite 152
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Stay Connected with the Donna K. Evans Foundation!
Phone: 602-595-8592
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families 

 

Building Arizona Families

BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES DOMESTIC ADOPTION SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW 

Building Arizona Families

Dear Friend,

We are finally heading into fall – what a welcome relief from our scorcher of a summer!  I hope you and yours are safe, healthy, and navigating all of the adjustments the COVID-19 virus has created.   On top of COVID challenges, it is election season with information swirling around from all corners.  In the midst of all of this, I hope we can focus on what is most important.

THE GIFT OF LIFE CREATES THE OPPORTUNITY
FOR EVERYTHING ELSE TO EXIST.

Life is so precious.  I look at the sweet baby in the photo above and what runs across my mind is… what if?  What if that baby had not been given the opportunity to live, to breathe, to grow into a remarkable human being?  What if all of her promise was lost because a vulnerable birth mother felt trapped and believed she had no options?  With as many loving families who have aching hearts and arms waiting to hold a baby, no unborn child should perish for lack of provision.

Did you know that, according to the latest data from the CDC, in 2014 there were approximately 1 million abortions performed in the U.S.?  One MILLION!  That same year, only 18,000 children under two were adopted. The contrast is staggering!  The primary reason women chose abortion is financial circumstance. They clearly were unaware that adoption agencies are standing by, ready to assist with free housing, healthcare, transportation, adoption services, counseling, and food. This is what keeps me up at night.  We can’t lose these precious babies because a birth mother in crisis does not believe she has options! One MILLION babies! 

We MUST reach these women and let them know that they CAN give their unborn child the gift of life.  Last month alone we had almost 8,000 women visit our crisis pregnancy website. And we celebrated the birth of eight babies who, without intervention, could have been another digit in the horrifying statistics.   While I am so grateful for these eight little lives, there is so much work to do, so many more babies who deserve to live! 

We need to directly connect with women experiencing crisis pregnancies to tell them we can help, that they CAN give their unborn baby the gift of life.  We can’t do this alone – we don’t have the funds.
It costs us $107.14 to personally connect with a pregnant woman in crisis.
When you look at the pictures of the precious babies born in August as a result of our outreach, you will realize what a small price it is to pay for the gift of life. 
We need you. Unborn babies’ lives hang in the balance!
$107.14 can help us save one baby’s life.

One MILLION aborted babies is not just a statistic. It is a horrific reality.
The need is urgent.

Please be as generous as you can.

As always, I am available 24/7/365 to talk with a women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.  Please share my personal cell number.  My cell is 623.695.4112.  Women can text or call me. 

Thank you for being in the struggle with us to save the lives of unborn babies.
Yes! I’ll Help Save Babies’ Lives

Saving and changing lives together,
 

Kelly Rourke-Scarry

President/CEO

Building Arizona Families

DOMESTIC/NEWBORN

ADOPTION PLACEMENTS 

EIGHT BEAUTIFUL BABIES ADOPTED IN AUGUST!

DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES PLACED EIGHT NEWBORN BABIES IN WONDERFUL HOMES AROUND THE UNITED STATES, TWO BOYS AND SIX GIRLS!

 Precious August Babies (one baby photo not available)

Building Arizona Families
BIRTH MOTHER ADOPTION STORIES

MEET SHYLER

Shyler is very grateful for the support she is receiving and believes her life is changing for the better because of the loving support she is receiving at Building Arizona Families.

We are so grateful that Shyler chose life for her baby.  Someday, her daughter will realize what a loving, courageous choice her birth mother made.  She will be thankful for the gift of life, that her birth mother remained in her life, and that she has so many opportunities that would never have existed without the gift of life and adoption.  Watch Shyler’s touching story HERE.

Shyler and her daughter’s lives are forever changed because loving people came alongside her to provide the resources and emotional support she needs.  But there are so many women like Shyler who need us that don’t know we can help!

Just think – $107.14 might be all it takes to give a vulnerable baby
the same miraculous gift that Shyler’s baby received.

The need is so great.  We just can’t sit idly by while one MILLION babies lose their lives a year in the U.S. for the lack of knowledge and resources.   Please!  Help us reach these vulnerable women – they can give their unborn child the gift of life, and experience a fresh start themselves.

 YES! I CHOOSE TO HELP SAVE BABIES’ LIVES!

BIRTH MOTHER MATTERS ADOPTION RADIO

IS IT TOO LATE FOR MY BABY?

There are times when women in difficult life circumstances are not mentally ready to accept that they are pregnant.  They deny the symptoms and ignore the consequences. When a woman waits to acknowledge that she is pregnant, she is depriving herself and her baby the necessary prenatal care required to insure health.  She may even continue to participate in unhealthy behaviors that can potentially impact both mother and child’s health.  

While denial may seem easier in the moment to postpone the emotions, choices and realities of a crisis pregnancy, in the long term postponing facing reality has negative consequences.   This is exactly why Building Arizona Families needs to reach as many women experiencing crisis pregnancies as quickly as possible

Kelly addresses the issue of denial and its’ consequences, as well as offer solutions for pregnant women who need the positive choice of adoption in this honest podcast about denial.

Listen to this podcast to learn.

LISTEN TO “IS IT TOO LATE?”

SPOTLIGHT

Please join us in helping to change the lives of pregnant women in crisis who courageously choose to put their unborn child’s life above their own through the selfless choice of adoption.  They choose life for their unborn child.  Now, let’s help them have the bright future they deserve.  Click below to join us in changing lives. 

Donna K Evans Foundation

We need sponsors to help cover the cost of the educational outreach.  No tax deductible contribution is too small.  We also need volunteers! There are also downloadable resources on the website with facts about adoption that you can share with others. Join the You Before Me movement to save the lives of unborn babies and provide a fresh start in life for birth mothers who need encouraging, practical support. 

HELP CHANGE A BRAVE WOMAN’S LIFE

UPCOMING ADOPTION INFORMATION SEMINAR

Mark Your Calendars &
Share with Friends!
Upcoming Adoption Events 

October 17, 2020 at 10am-12pm

Adoption Informational Seminar

LOCATION: Online

RSVP at jhatcher@buildingarizonafamilies.com

Stay Connected on Social Media For Regular Updates on How to Impact Pregnant Women in Crisis and Save the Lives of Unborn Babies! 

Facts About Building Arizona Families

  • Established in 2004
  • Hague Accredited
  • Co-Founded by two members of the adoption triad
  • Established an Aftercare Program for birth mothers
  • Provide both open and closed adoptions
  • Work with birth mothers throughout the entire state of Arizona
  • Work with families across the United States
  • Use “Child Connect” for post adoption communication
  • Have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Host a non-perishable food bank at our facility
  • Have a clothing closet for birth mothers
  • Assist our birth mothers in providing Christmas presents for their children
  • And on on…. 

Stay Connected with Arizona Pregnancy Help!  
Phone: 623-695-4112
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

Stay Connected with Building Arizona Families!

Phone: 623-936-4729, 1-800-340-9664
E-mail:  info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
8433 N. Black Canyon Highway
Suite 152
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Stay Connected with the Donna K. Evans Foundation!
Phone: 602-595-8592
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families 

Adoption

BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES DOMESTIC ADOPTION AUGUST NEWSLETTER

Building Arizona Families

From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW

Dear Friend,

I hope you and yours are doing well – that everyone is healthy and safe.  I’m sure you have had your challenges these last six months!  I can tell you for myself that I’m grateful my family is all safe and well, but this has been one of the craziest times I can remember since I have worked in the adoption field!   The worst heat wave in 50 years, COVID-19, and violence on our streets – 

IT’S LIKE A TRIPLE TSUNAMI FOR HOMELESS PREGNANT WOMEN – WHERE CAN THEY BE SAFE?

I have had a hard time managing the triple digit weather in Phoenix, where we have had a few days as hot at 117!  I simply can’t imagine how brutal this heat is on a pregnant homeless woman.  Not to mention the unrest in the streets across our country where homeless pregnant women are trying to stay safe.  And even if she is fortunate enough to be accepted into a homeless shelter, the risks for contracting COVID-19 increase due to crowded conditions and the challenges that exist to keep shared bathrooms, showers, cafeteria style food, etc. sanitized.  Plus many shelters require their residents to leave during the day and return at night, so who knows what the exposures are for everyone staying in the shelter.

Can you help us reach out to these vulnerable women in crisis carrying precious unborn babies?  It costs us about $107.14 to connect with one pregnant woman in crisis who can’t care for herself and her baby, and wants to give her child the courageous gift of adoption.   We can’t help every pregnant woman in crisis, but we can help as many as possible with your generous support.  You are not only helping the pregnant woman, but you are playing a vital role in saving an unborn baby’s life and making sure that precious baby is born safe and healthy.  Please be as generous as you can – lives depend upon it!

While there is a great deal changing all around us, my commitment to helping save the lives of unborn babies through adoption will never change. If you know anyone who is considering adopting a newborn, or a women experiencing a crisis pregnancy, please forward this newsletter to them, and give them our contact information.  Women facing crisis pregnancies need a positive option that gives life and a future to their baby.  Please share my personal cell number.  I am available 24/7/365 to help pregnant women in crisis.  My cell is 623.695.4112.  Women can text or call me. 

Thank you for your generosity that helps save the lives of unborn babies.

Yes! I’ll Help Save Lives

Saving and changing lives together,

Kelly Rourke-Scarry

President/CEO

Building Arizona Families

DOMESTIC/NEWBORN ADOPTION PLACEMENTS

SEVEN BEAUTIFUL BABIES ADOPTED IN JULY!

DURING THE MONTH OF JULY, BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES PLACED SEVEN NEWBORN BABIES IN WONDERFUL HOMES AROUND THE UNITED STATES, FOUR BOYS AND THREE GIRLS!

 Precious July Babies

Adoption
BIRTH MOTHER ADOPTION STORIES

MEET LIZ

Adoption

Liz had just entered rehab for her drug addiction when she discovered she was pregnant.  She already had a one year old daughter. Trying to get her life back on track again, stay focused on her sobriety, and be a good mother to her daughter, Liz believed adoption would be the best choice. After praying for the right people to come into her life, she called an old babysitter and discovered they were looking to adopt again. Liz knew her prayers were answered and Building Arizona Family was able to help Liz on her adoption journey. 

We are so grateful that Liz chose life for her baby.  Someday, Liz’s baby will look back, grateful for the gift of life and the stable future that Liz provided through her courageous adoption choice.  Watch Liz’s story HERE.

Liz and her baby are just one more reason why you can know for certainty that your support saves and changes lives!

Just think – $107.14 might be all it takes to give a vulnerable baby the same miraculous gift that Liz’s baby received.

The need is so great.  We can’t give in to being overwhelmed.  Together, we can save one baby’s life at a time, and provide the resources a desperate pregnant woman needs to start a new, bright future. 

Thank you – you are changing so many lives and we can’t do this without you.

YES! I WILL HELP SAVE ONE BABY AT A TIME!

BIRTH MOTHER MATTERS ADOPTION RADIO

CONFESSIONS OF AN ADOPTION AGENCY DIRECTOR

Adoption

Here is the raw, the real and the behind the curtain information.  I have no inhibitions about discussing these issues that we are about to dive into; everything we do- we do transparently.    

 Is Domestic Adoption Risky?

Yes, in can be.  Just as infertility may be risky or a traditional pregnancy.  Risk is an all-encompassing word and there are varying degrees.  Some adoptions may appear less risky or more risky at various stages of the adoption journey. 

Some adoptions may start out as a lower type risk adoption, but circumstances in the birth parent’s lives may change, which in turn may make their adoption plan less stable.  Examples may be: their financial situation may change in a positive direction, family members may take issue with their adoption choice, or maybe they may not form a connection with their adoptive family- as they had expected. 

Listen to this podcast to learn.

LISTEN TO “CONFESSIONS”

SPOTLIGHT

Please join us in helping to change the lives of pregnant women in crisis who courageously choose to put their unborn child’s life above their own through the selfless choice of adoption.  They choose life for their unborn child.  Now, let’s help them have the bright future they deserve.  Click below to join us in changing lives.

Donna K Evans Foundation

We need sponsors to help cover the cost of the educational outreach.  No tax deductible contribution is too small.  We also need volunteers! There are also downloadable resources on the website with facts about adoption that you can share with others. Join the You Before Me movement to save the lives of unborn babies and provide a fresh start in life for birth mothers who need encouraging, practical support.

HELP CHANGE A BRAVE WOMAN’S LIFE

UPCOMING ADOPTION INFORMATION SEMINAR

Mark Your Calendars &
Share with Friends!
Upcoming Adoption Events 

October 17, 2020 at 10am-12pm

Adoption Informational Seminar

LOCATION: TBD (may be online only)

RSVP at info@buildingarizonafamilies.com

Stay Connected on Social Media For Regular Updates on How to Impact Pregnant Women in Crisis and Save the Lives of Unborn Babies! 

Facts About Building Arizona Families

  • Established in 2004
  • Hague Accredited
  • Co-Founded by two members of the adoption triad
  • Established an Aftercare Program for birth mothers
  • Provide both open and closed adoptions
  • Work with birth mothers throughout the entire state of Arizona
  • Work with families across the United States
  • Use “Child Connect” for post adoption communication
  • Have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Host a non-perishable food bank at our facility
  • Have a clothing closet for birth mothers
  • Assist our birth mothers in providing Christmas presents for their children
  • And on on….

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Stay Connected with Arizona Pregnancy Help!  
Phone: 623-695-4112
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

Stay Connected with Building Arizona Families!

Phone: 623-936-4729, 1-800-340-9664
E-mail:  info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
8433 N. Black Canyon Highway
Suite 152
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Stay Connected with the Donna K. Evans Foundation!
Phone: 602-595-8592
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

Adoption

BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES DOMESTIC ADOPTION JULY NEWSLETTER

Building Arizona Families

From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW

Dear Friend,

In all of the years I have been working with women experiencing crisis pregnancies, one thing never ceases to just absolutely floor me.  It’s hard to describe unless you have witnessed it yourself, because it is just too easy to write off a pregnant woman in a tough situation.  “She brought it on herself”, “She’s just another addict,” or “I don’t feel sorry for her, she needs to get her act together”.  There are many other judgments directed at pregnant women in crisis, but there are some common facts that I can share with you.  These women, despite their circumstances, are human beings with deep emotions.  Pregnancy shakes every woman to the core of her being. As life grows inside of her, so does love. Motherly instinct takes over and the desire to protect, to nurture, and to love changes women.

So, back to the one thing that never ceases to amaze me.  It’s selflessness.  Despite carrying her baby for nine months and growing to love this unseen child, then experiencing the pain of labor that is quickly replaced with the joy of a new life, many of these courageous women make the most painful, selfless decision of their lives.  They choose what is best for their baby, despite what their heart tells them.   This beautiful quote expresses it better than I ever could…

A birth mother always puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart..

I think courage in the face of pain and selflessness birthed out of love needs to be celebrated.

This month we celebrate the courageous women who chose their baby’s future above their personal desires.  I believe these women have earned the right to a fresh start in life, don’t you?

I’m grateful for the courage and selflessness of my own birth mother.  At sixteen, she could easily have made a different choice, and then I would not be writing to you today.  After reuniting with her as an adult, I learned about her love for me and her desire that I have the bright future that she was unable to give me.  As a result of her selflessness, I have been blessed by a wonderful adoptive family, and given opportunities and experiences I would never have had if it wasn’t for her selflessness.

It’s precisely why I launched the Donna K. Evans Foundation – to provide hope and a future for women in crisis who have been selfless enough to put the needs of their baby above the wants of their hearts.  After a woman gives birth and cradles her baby in her arms, she places her tiny infant in the arms of the adoptive family.  When the adoptive family leaves filled with the joy of their new baby, the birth mother is left with empty arms and an aching heart.

The Donna K. Evans Foundation embraces these selfless birth mothers, providing post adoptive counseling and emotional support. We also provide food, clothing, education and training, and much more.

Can you help us provide a fresh start  and bright future for these selfless women? 

The need is so great.

As always, if you know anyone who is considering adopting a newborn, or a women experiencing a crisis pregnancy, please forward this newsletter to them, and give them our contact information.  Women facing crisis pregnancies need a positive option that gives life and a future to their baby.  Please share my personal cell number.  I am available 24/7/365 to help pregnant women in crisis.  My cell is 623.695.4112.  Women can text or call me.

Thank you for your selfless support of courageous birth mothers, and the miracle of adoption.

Yes! I’ll Help Give a Selfless Birth Mother a Bright Future

Saving and changing lives together,

Kelly Rourke-Scarry

President/CEO

Building Arizona Families

DOMESTIC/NEWBORN ADOPTION PLACEMENTS

FIVE BEAUTIFUL BABIES ADOPTED IN JUNE!

DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES PLACED FIVE NEWBORN BABIES IN WONDERFUL HOMES AROUND THE UNITED STATES, THREE BOYS AND TWO GIRLS!

 Precious June Babies

Adoption
BIRTH MOTHER ADOPTION STORIES

MEET RACHEL

Adoption

Rachel was homeless. She was a heroin addict.  Rachel had also already had an abortion.

“I had an abortion previously.   I didn’t know I had a choice.  I didn’t know I could choose life for my baby.”

Rachel talks about her baby boy, and the future he has now with his adoptive family.  She also talks about the future she has with the support of Building Arizona Families and the Donna K. Evans Foundation.

What Rachel said is so powerful – “I didn’t know I had a choice”!   There are so many women like Rachel, facing a crisis pregnancy and believing their only option is an abortion. We have to reach them.  We have to tell them about the beautiful option of adoption.  Adoption gives the gift of life.  It gives a family the cherished gift of a baby.  And it gives the birth mother a chance to start life all over, with the support she needs to succeed.

We are so grateful that Rachel chose life for her baby.  Rachel’s baby boy will look back some day at the selfless decision his birth mother made, and be so grateful that she chose life for him. Watch Rachel’s story HERE.

This is exactly why we need to connect with women experiencing crisis pregnancies.
Just think – $107.14 might be all it takes to give a vulnerable baby
the same miraculous gift that Rachel’s baby received.

We need your help to save the lives of precious unborn babies.  We need your help to provide a selfless birth mother the gift of a bright future.  It is the hope she clings to when she places her baby into the arms of another woman that her baby will know as “Mom”.   Please give as generously as you can to help us reach as many pregnant women crisis as we can, and provide the beautiful, life giving miracle of adoption, a new life and a new family.

Thank you – you are changing so many lives and we can’t do this without you.

YES! I’LL SUPPORT THE MIRACLE OF ADOPTION!

BIRTH MOTHER MATTERS ADOPTION RADIO

THE TURMOIL CONTINUES

Building Arizona Families

The abortion world continues to stay in turmoil but the value of every precious baby’s life remains.  The gift of life – something every unborn child deserves.  There is a lot of legislative movement – new laws being passed, appealed and new legislation proposed.  Stay updated, become knowledgeable, and join us in the fight for the lives of unborn babies, even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Listen to “The Turmoil Continues” on the Birth Mother Matters podcast.

LISTEN TO “THE TURMOIL CONTINUES”

SPOTLIGHT

Please join us in helping to change the lives of pregnant women in crisis who courageously choose to put their unborn child’s life above their own through the selfless choice of adoption.  They choose life for their unborn child.  Now, let’s help them have the bright future they deserve.  Click below to join us in changing lives.

Donna K Evans Foundation

We need sponsors to help cover the cost of the educational outreach.  No tax deductible contribution is too small.  We also need volunteers! There are also downloadable resources on the website with facts about adoption that you can share with others. Join the You Before Me movement to save the lives of unborn babies and provide a fresh start in life for birth mothers who need encouraging, practical support.

HELP CHANGE A BRAVE WOMAN’S LIFE

UPCOMING ADOPTION INFORMATION SEMINAR

Mark Your Calendars &
Share with Friends!
Upcoming Adoption Events 

October 17, 2020 at 10am-12pm

Adoption Informational Seminar

LOCATION: TBD (may be online only)

RSVP at info@buildingarizonafamilies.com

Stay Connected on Social Media For Regular Updates on How to Impact Pregnant Women in Crisis and Save the Lives of Unborn Babies! 

Facts About Building Arizona Families

  • Established in 2004
  • Hague Accredited
  • Co-Founded by two members of the adoption triad
  • Established an Aftercare Program for birth mothers
  • Provide both open and closed adoptions
  • Work with birth mothers throughout the entire state of Arizona
  • Work with families across the United States
  • Use “Child Connect” for post adoption communication
  • Have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Host a non-perishable food bank at our facility
  • Have a clothing closet for birth mothers
  • Assist our birth mothers in providing Christmas presents for their children
  • And on on….

SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER

* indicates requiredEmail Address *First Name Last Name 

Stay Connected with Arizona Pregnancy Help!  
Phone: 623-695-4112
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

Stay Connected with Building Arizona Families!

Phone: 623-936-4729, 1-800-340-9664
E-mail:  info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
8433 N. Black Canyon Highway
Suite 152
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Stay Connected with the Donna K. Evans Foundation!
Phone: 602-595-8592
E-mail: info@buildingarizonafamilies.com
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

alternatives to abortion

The Disturbing Question, Part 1 – The Role of Finances in Abortion

Abortion in the U.S. by the Numbers

According to the CDC’s report, in 2015 there were 188 abortions for every 1,000 live births in the U.S. For that same year, 638,169 reported abortions were performed. In contrast, the CDC reports that less than 1% of U.S. women ages 18-44 have adopted a child.

Adoption in the U.S. by the Numbers

The National Council for Adoption’s 2017 report states that approximately 18,000 U.S. infants are adopted each year. 638,169 abortions and 18,000 newborn adoptions – the contrast in choice is staggering.

The Disturbing Abortion Question

Why do so many women with an unwanted pregnancy choose abortion and so few consider giving their baby the gift of life through adoption? It’s a disturbing question and the answer to it is complex. This article is one in a series that seeks to uncover the reasons why the majority of women with unwanted pregnancies choose abortion.

Cost and Motive

Consider this scenario: during Planned Parenthood’s 2017-2018 fiscal year, Planned Parenthood reported performed 332,757 abortions. Contrast that number with 2,831 adoption referrals they made – or 1 adoption referral for every 117 abortions performed. Why?

Research from the Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of Planned Parenthood) illustrates that 73% of women choosing abortion cited the inability to financially provide for a baby. How many women choosing abortion because of financial reasons are unaware that adoption services are free for women who choose adoption for their unborn child? Additionally, do they know that living expenses including food, clothing, housing, transportation, a cell phone, medical care, and counseling is all free of charge for the birth mother who chooses adoption.

Planned Parenthood’s website states that the cost of an abortion at a health center ranges from $350 to $950 for an abortion in the first trimester, and that cost is higher for a second trimester abortion. At an average cost of $500, and 332,757 abortions, Planned Parenthood brought in $166,378,500.00 from performing abortions last fiscal year. The data leaves one to wonder why, more of the 73% of women seeking abortion for financial reasons are not referred to an adoption agency, or why there is only 1 referral for every 117 abortions.

You Before Me

If 73% of women choose abortion for financial reasons, educating women about the financial and practical help they will receive through pregnancy and adoption could very possibly change a woman’s choice from abortion to adoption. This is the reason the You Before Me Movement has begun – to educate women with unwanted pregnancies about the opportunity have a true choice between abortion and adoption, unhindered by the financial component that can make women feel trapped.  Watch the stories of real women who experienced a crisis pregnancy HERE.

We invite you to join us in educating women in crisis circumstances about the support and help available to them. Women have the right to know that they can choose life for their unborn child even if they are unable to afford to parent. Join the conversation on Facebook HERE. Download info on how to get involved at: www.ube4me.life.