Building Arizona FamiliesFrom the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW

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.


Saving and changing lives together,

Kelly Rourke-Scarry


Building Arizona Families




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



AdoptionWhen 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!



AdoptionHolidays 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.


Donna K Evans FoundationPlease 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.



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Upcoming Adoption Events

Saturday, December 5, 2020 10am-12pm
Adoption Informational Seminar
Location – Online

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Facts About Building Arizona Families

  • Established in 2004Adoption
  • 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….


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Stay Connected with Arizona Pregnancy Help! 
Phone: 623-695-4112
Address: same as Building Arizona Families

Stay Connected with Building Arizona Families!

Phone: 623-936-4729, 1-800-340-9664
8433 N. Black Canyon Highway
Suite 152
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Stay Connected with the Donna K. Evans Foundation!

Phone: 602-595-8592
Address: same as Building Arizona Families