|Kelly R., President and Social Services Director
Kelly has a Masters Degree in School Counseling and a Liberal Science Degree in Family Studies and Human Development. Kelly has experience as a school counselor, social worker, mental health case worker, and is bilingual in Spanish. Above all, Kelly is married and the proud mother of four children.
|Angie P., Vice President and Agency Employee Director
Angie has a Post Baccalaureate Elementary Education Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in writing. Angie has experience as a 2nd grade teacher and is the adoptive mother of three siblings from Russia.
|Lisa P., International Program Coordinator
Lisa is the mother to four internationally adopted children. She has a BS from Iowa State University and AS from Johnson and Wales University. She joined the BAF staff in 2006.
|Hydee R., Interstate Adoption Program Coordinator
Hydee has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. She has over 13 years experience working in child welfare, including 10 years in foster care and adoption. Hydee is married and has two young children.
|Lisa R., Birth Mother Case Manager|
|Myriah M., Social Worker
Myriah is the proud mother of a 3 year old son. She has a Bachelors degree in Human Services in Woman’s Health from Prescott College. Over the past 8 years she has worked with children and families as a women’s advocate and midwife assistant.
|Melinda C., Social Worker
Melinda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Spanish from Arizona State University. She is a trained Behavioral Health Technician and serves as a Clinical Liaison in Arizona’s public behavioral health system. She also has more than 15 years experience working with children and families and has worked as a counselor in the mental health setting. Melinda is married and the mother of two children.
|Debbie J., Social Worker
Debbie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science. She has assisted families with all different types of adoptions, including domestic birthmother adoptions, adoptions from the foster care system, and international adoptions. Debbie has also worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities. Debbie is the proud aunt of two nieces and a nephew who were adopted as a sibling group from Russia.
|Lisa S., Social Worker
Lisa is married, the mother of three and grandmother of one. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Resources and Human Development from Arizona State University. Since receiving her degree, she has enjoyed working in Social Work with families and children. Lisa has been employed with Building Arizona Families since 2006.
|Patrick C., Social Worker
Patrick is married with three wonderful children. He has Bachelors Degree in Administration of Justice from Arizona State University. Patrick has more than 12 years of experience with children and their families, working as a juvenile probation officer.
|Sharon C., Social Worker
Sharon is married, the mother of three children, grandmother of five children, and has one great-grandson. Sharon has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and is licensed in the state of Arizona. As a teacher, she has worked with children and families for over fifteen years and as a social worker for over seven years.
|Michele F., Social Worker
Michele is married and the mother to three daughters. She has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University and is licensed in the state of Arizona. She also has more than 10 years experience working with children and families and has worked as a professional social worker in both child welfare and divorce mediation settings.
|Becky M., Domestic Adoption Family Case Manager
Becky ismarried and the proud mother of two sons, both adopted at birth. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Psychology from Ottawa University. She has experience with children and families working as a director of children’s ministries.
“Preparing For Adoption”
A Free Adoption Education Seminar
Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 pm
This meeting will be hosted at
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/food-fight-/271366 to make a donation. No amount is too small and every dollar will make a difference.
Our 2014 Holiday Schedule
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.
El aviso, profesional, servicios privados y compasivos de adoption para families dispuestas a crecer.
Building Arizona Families
18355 W. Ivy Lane Surprise, Arizona 85388
Tel: 623.936.4729 | Toll Free: 800.340.9665 | Español: 623.696.9538
The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting body approved by the United States Department of State to conduct Hague accreditation and approval reviews, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague accreditation or approval or renewal of Hague accreditation or approval. You may provide comment by clicking here.