From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW
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.
Saving and changing lives together,
Building Arizona Families
DOMESTIC/NEWBORN ADOPTION PLACEMENTS
SEVEN BEAUTIFUL BABIES ADOPTED IN JUNE!
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
BIRTH MOTHER ADOPTION STORIES
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.
CONFESSIONS OF AN ADOPTION AGENCY DIRECTOR
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.
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
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Upcoming Adoption Events
October 17, 2020 at 10am-12pm
Adoption Informational Seminar
LOCATION: TBD (may be online only)
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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….