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ABOUT BUILDING ARIZONA FAMILIES

An Arizona accredited, licensed adoption agency with over two decades of experience helping vulnerable children, birth mothers, and adoptive families

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Arizona adoption, licensed adoption agency, Building Arizona Families

Building Arizona Families is a licensed adoption agency

Building Arizona Families is a non-profit, internationally accredited, and Arizona licensed adoption agency. Since 2004, we have provided high-quality Arizona adoptions for adoptive and birth families with professional adoption services. That has helped many adoptive children and birth families get through this process. We place vulnerable children in loving families forever through our domestic infant, interstate, and international adoption programs. They include immediate adoption of children in foster care around the nation, infant adoption for Arizona babies, and international adoption of Haiti children.
Building Arizona Families provides professional  Arizona adoption services, including home studies, post-placement/adoption reports, severance studies, and stepparent/relative adoptions.
The dedicated team at Building Arizona Families includes many staff members who have adopted or were themselves adopted. We support every member of the adoption triad – the child, the adoptive family, and the birth parent. Building Arizona Families staff has a Passionate Voice to break down the barriers and obstacles of adoption, helping every child find their forever family and every adoptive family their forever child.

Employment Opportunities

Our licensed adoption agency is always growing. We’re looking to add the right people to our amazing team. Maybe it could be you?

MEET OUR STAFF

  • Kelly R-S.
    Kelly R-S.
    President & Social Service Director
  • Angie P.
    Angie P.
    Vice President & Agency Employee Director
  • Scott P.
    Scott P.
    Professional Standards Administrator
  • Adam S.
    Adam S.
    Director of Business Operations
  • Becky M.
    Becky M.
    Domestic Program Coordinator / Adoptive Parent Case Manager
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer W.
    Administrative Assistant / Office Manager
  • Briana C.
    Briana C.
    Domestic Birth Mother Case Manager Assistant
  • Tye Y.
    Tye Y.
    Domestic Birth Mother Case Manager Assistant
  • Kristie J.
    Kristie J.
    Intake & DKE Coordinator
  • Maria R.
    Maria R.
    Domestic Birth Mother Adoption Case Manager
  • Maura C.
    Maura C.
    Administrative Assistant
  • Suekysha L.
    Suekysha L.
    Domestic Birth Mother Adoption Case Manager
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley L.
    Domestic Birth Mother Adoption Case Manager
  • Christina W.
    Christina W.
    Domestic Birth Mother Adoption Case Manager
  • Amber C.
    Amber C.
    Domestic Birth Mother Case Manager Assistant
  • Debbie H.
    Debbie H.
    Social Worker
  • Ixcel B.
    Ixcel B.
    Interstate Program Coordinator
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica B.
    Medical Records Clerk
  • Katya P.
    Katya P.
    Administrative Assistant
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa P.
    International Program Coordinator
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.
    Social Worker
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah V.
    Domestic Adoptive Parent Case Manager
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick C.
    Social Worker
  • Robyn F.
    Robyn F.
    Match Coordinator
  • Sharon C.
    Sharon C.
    Social Worker
  • Sue S.
    Sue S.
    Bookkeeper
Arizona adoption, Building Arizona Families, Adoption
Arizona Adoption, Building Arizona Families

Building Arizona Families is a licensed Arizona adoption agency that helps facilitate Arizona adoption of children in foster care around the United States.  Our licensed adoption agency also helps adoptive families from around the U.S. who would like to adopt infants.  And, we are an internationally accredited adoption agency that provides adoption services for families interested in adopting Haitian children.

Kelly R-S.
President & Social Service 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 7 children.

Angie P.
Vice President & 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.

Scott P.
Professional Standards Administrator

Scott is an Arizona native with 28 years of local law enforcement experience, retiring with the rank of Captain. He is a Grand Canyon University graduate of their Public Administration program and a training instructor in the fields of Ethics, Liability Issues, and Employee Safety. Scott is the proud adoptive father of three siblings from Russia.

Adam S.
Director of Business Operations

Adam is an Arizona native with 17 years of experience in business management. Adam is the proud father of 7 children.

Becky M.
Domestic Program Coordinator / Adoptive Parent Case Manager

Becky is married 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.

Jennifer W.
Administrative Assistant / Office Manager

Jennifer is married and the proud mother of 3 children, two girls and one boy. Jennifer joined Building Arizona Families in February 2015. She enjoys spending time with her family and close friends.

Briana C.
Domestic Birth Mother Case Manager Assistant

Briana was born in California; however, she has lived in Texas, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Arizona now. She earned her degree in psychology in 2021. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and learning new things.

Tye Y.
Domestic Birth Mother Case Manager Assistant

Tye earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from The College of St. Scholastica. She is the proud mother of 3 amazing children. She loves Christmas and could listen to Christmas music all year long. Tye enjoys spending her time outdoors and exploring new places.

Kristie J.
Intake & DKE Coordinator

Kristie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from Indiana University. Kristie is originally from Indiana and moved to Arizona in 2017. Kristie has 2 years of experience working as a Parent Aid, Visit Supervisor, and Juvenile Mentor. Kristie is married and has two dogs and enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and kayaking.

Maria R.
Domestic Birth Mother Adoption Case Manager
Maria has been in the Social Work Field since 2016. She has an Associates of Arts in Elementary Education and a Bachelors of Science in Human Services, with a concentration in Children and Families. Maria earned both of her degrees online while juggling being a stay at home mom and a wife. It was tough but it was possible!
Maria is a mother of a 13 year old son and a 9 year old daughter and has been with her husband for 16 years and 11 years married! They have two fur babies by the names of Cyborg (like the Marvel Robot) and Oreo! Maria was born and raised in Southern California and moved to AZ in 2015. She enjoy the outdoors, cooking, hiking, crafting, going to the movies, dancing and spending quality time with her family.
Maura C.
Administrative Assistant

Maura is an Arizona native and bilingual. She enjoy helping others love to decorate and cook. Maura is a mother to four fantastic children and a proud grandmother of four .

Suekysha L.
Domestic Birth Mother Adoption Case Manager

Suekysha has a bachelor’s degree in social work with a minor in sociology. Suekysha has 5 years experience in Domestic Violence. Suekysha is originally from Arizona and is a proud mother of one. She enjoys exploring, crafting, and hiking.

Ashley L.
Domestic Birth Mother Adoption Case Manager

Ashley is married and is the mother of a son, who was adopted at birth. She has her master’s degree in human services from Lincoln University. She has experience with children and families in different setting and has been working in the social work field for several years.

Christina W.
Domestic Birth Mother Adoption Case Manager

Christina graduated from Arizona State with her bachelor’s degree in social work. She has 8+ years working within social services that spans from working with children to SMI adults. Christina is a mother of two and loves to exercise, travel and spend time with family.

Amber C.
Domestic Birth Mother Case Manager Assistant

Amber has her bachelors degree in Applied Behavioral Science with a minor in Child Development. She is married with two children. Amber has several years experience working with children and their families (was in childcare for a very long time). She likes to spend time with her family and be outdoors.

Debbie H.
Social Worker

Debbie has Bachelors of Science degrees in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice Studies. She is the proud adoptive aunt to the children her sister adopted from Russia. She has been working in the adoption field since 2009, and she is thankful for having the privilege to help families grow through adoption.

Ixcel B.
Interstate Program Coordinator

Ixcel is a proud mother to 1 son. She has a Masters degree in Psychology. She is fluent in Spanish. She has experience working with children and families as an early childhood teacher, social worker, and match support specialist . She also has two years experience specifically in the foster care system training and licensing foster/adoptive families.

Jessica B.
Medical Records Clerk

Jessica is a mom of three children. She is a former University of Kentucky student and studied Education. Currently she is enrolled at ASU for a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Her younger brother that was adopted at birth.

Katya P.
Administrative Assistant

Katya was adopted from Russia when she was 10 years old. She is proud to now be able to help other children find their forever families! Katya is currently a college student going into the field of teaching. Katya donates her time to sew and sell dolls to raise money for an orphanage in Haiti.

Lisa P.
International Program Coordinator

Lisa has been with BAF for ten years as a social worker and program coordinator for the international programs. She has adopted international four times and really enjoys building lasting relationship with each BAF family.

Lisa S.
Social Worker

Lisa is married and has three children and two granddaughters. She has lived in the valley her entire life and attended both the University of Arizona and ASU. Lisa graduated from ASU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Resources and Human Development. Lisa also just recently completed her Post-Baccalaureate in Education. Lisa has been working for Building Arizona Families for the last ten years. She really enjoys working with families to complete their homestudies and see their excitement and returning after their child is placed with them to see their hopes and dreams fulfilled.

Sarah V.
Domestic Adoptive Parent Case Manager

Sarah was born and raised in Montana before heading south to Arizona in 2018. Building Arizona Families’ mission statement drew her out of retirement and back into working as a social worker for the agency. Sarah graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Montana with a degree in social work and criminal justice.

Patrick C.
Social Worker

Patrick is the proud father of a son and two daughters. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice with a minor in Sociology. Patrick has been working with children and families for over 15 years. His experience encompasses writing a variety of different reports directly submitted to the juvenile court.

Robyn F.
Match Coordinator

Robyn is married and the proud mother of 4 children, one recently adopted at birth. She studied Business Management and Education at the University of Kentucky. She has experience teaching children in primary and secondary schools as well as prior office management proficiency.

Sharon C.
Social Worker

Sharon was born and raised in Minnesota but has resided in Arizona since high school graduation. She have three children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Sharon enjoys reading, the outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.

Sue S.
Bookkeeper

Sue a workaholic that loves what she does. She is a number cruncher and very detailed. Sue loves life and enjoy helping others.

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