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 

Unplanned Pregnancy Help in Arizona

Adoption vs. Abortion – Unplanned Pregnancy Help in Arizona

Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy can be a very stressful time. Finding out that you are pregnant when you are not ready, able, or wanting to parent a new baby can be extremely frightening.  We understand, and offer unplanned pregnancy help in Arizona support women facing a crisis pregnancy. 

Did you know that you can give your baby the gift of life, even if you are unable to parent your child?  Many women are unaware that adoption is a very positive option that helps meet your needs and the needs of your unborn baby. Abortion is NOT your only alternative to parenting.  If you choose adoption, we will help meet your financial needs and provide professional and emotional support on your adoption journey.

The Differences Between The Journey of Adoption and the Journey of Abortion

Adoption

  • You can choose adoption at any point in your pregnancy, even after delivery.
  • You don’t have to parent, but you can remain in your baby’s life.
  • All services to pregnant women who are making an adoption plan are free.  We can help you with your living expenses, such as housing, food, clothing, a cell phone, medical bills, transportation and more (if you qualify for financial assistance for unplanned pregnancy help in Arizona)
  • You can help create a family.
  • You can receive
    counseling and
    even career support
    during and after your pregnancy.
  • The list of positives goes on and on!

Unplanned Pregnancy Help in Arizona

Abortion

  • There is a limited window of time.
  • You terminate the life of your baby.
  • There is a fee.
  • No family is created.
  • Little to no support is provided.
  • There are no positives to list.
  • The majority of women who choose abortion suffer mental anxiety and depression.

We Always Support Woman Needing Unplanned Pregnancy Help in Arizona

Unplanned Pregnancy Help in Arizona

Remember, if you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy in Arizona, we offer a positive option for you and your baby. If you want more information about adoption, we are a local Arizona adoption agency, Building Arizona Families, available 24/7 by phone or text at (623) 695-4112, or online HERE.

Contact AZ Pregnancy Help and we can make an immediate appointment with you to get started on creating an Arizona adoption plan or give you more information. Before you make any life altering decisions for you and your unborn child, be educated about your unplanned pregnancy choices and alternatives to abortion in Arizona – your baby is counting on you! 

We believe in adoption aftercare services and have a program on-site to provide continued support through the Donna K. Evans Foundation. Contact us 24/7 at (623) 695-4112.  

With adoption, you are never alone, choose life. #youbeforeme

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