News & Announcements


“Preparing For Adoption"
A Free Adoption Education Seminar
Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 pm
This meeting will be hosted at:
Staybridge Suites
9340 W. Cabela Drive
Glendale, AZ 85305

This is a free education meeting for anyone interested in adoption. Information about the child adoption process and how to get started with either a domestic or international adoption will be presented.

Please RSVP at (623) 936-4729 or

Building Arizona Families has been Re-Accredited in Haiti!!!!!

We are so honored to be able to continue to work with Haiti. What an amazing blessing!


Today we want to make the difference for one more child in Haiti. We believe it is worth the fight!

The most critical time in a child's development is before the age of five. In Haiti, malnutrition leads to a high mortality rate in children from six months to five years of age. The overwhelming poverty and lack of sanitation leaves many children prone to suffering and, in many cases, early death. Treating cases of malnutrition early is critical for the child's survival, but also their overall growth and development.

F-100 Therapeutic Milk, From Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. in California, is a milk based powder for the treatment of these children at risk. One case of F-100 can save the life of one child. Each case is $100 and we must raise enough for 50 cases and have it shipped to Haiti.

With your help and the help of F-100, we can quickly transform a lifeless suffering child into a child with a future. For this reason, Building Arizona Families, supports nutrition programs to save the life of a child, one child at a time.

To join the fight please go to to make a donation. No amount is too small and every dollar will make a difference.

We have openings in our Haiti Program! Our Haiti Program is open and we are actively looking for families to adopt from Haiti! Please call Lisa Peterson directly at 623-692-4424.

Click here to read our Haiti Program Updates

Our 2015 Holiday Schedule

    We are closed the following holidays:

  • January 1st - New Year's Day
  • February 16th - Presidents' Day
  • May 25th - Memorial Day
  • September 7th - Labor Day
  • November 11th - Veterans Day
  • November 26th & 27th - Thanksgiving
  • December 24th & 25th - Christmas
  • December 31st (closed at noon) - New Year's Eve

Home Studies

A home study report is required for a family to adopt a child domestically or internationally. Our goal is to make it a positive experience and support you in becoming adoptive parents. We offer resources, pre- and post-placement adoption counseling, and personal support. Read More


Each birth and adoptive family situation is unique and can be tailored to be the kind of experience that gives the birth parent peace of mind. You can know the people your child will call their family and they, in turn, will be able to tell your child about you and your loving decision. Read More

Domestic Adoptions

Building Arizona Families is a non-profit, licensed adoption agency providing families with professional adoption services. The Domestic Program places infants of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, including Caucasians, into forever families. Read More

International Adoptions

Adoptions in Haiti are OPEN and children are coming home to their forever families! There are many children waiting to be matched with their forever family and BAF is accepting new applications. Read More

Interstate Adoptions

Our Interstate Program has U.S. foster children, ages 0-18, available for immediate adoption through direct adoption placements (adoptive family is not foster care certified but certified to adopt through a home study). Read More

Step Parent Adoptions

There are many legal and emotional reasons for a stepparent or family member to adopt a child in Arizona. Building Arizona Families will guide you through the legal process and help make it worry-free. Read More