From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW
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.
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.
$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.
Saving and changing lives together,
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)
BIRTH MOTHER ADOPTION STORIES
Shyler struggles with a mental disability, and lived on the streets. She knows that she is not stable enough to parent, yet wants to give her baby the very best. She chose open adoption so that she can stay involved in her child’s life, and is so very happy with the adoptive family she chose.
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.
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.
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
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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….