From the Desk of Kelly Rourke-Scarry, MSW
Wow! 2020 has been so crazy! And now the elections are upon us, with so much hanging in the balance. One thing we do know – regardless of election outcomes – our commitment to protecting the lives of unborn babies and supporting courageous women who choose life for their babies remains strong.
“Elections won’t change a thing.
We are committed to life, regardless.”
But, did you know that this election can impact legislation that can prevent our taxes from paying for abortions, decrease federal funding for organizations like Planned Parenthood, and increase funding for non-profits like ours who are working to protect unborn lives? There is so much on the line.
Why is this important? The most recent Planned Parenthood annual report reveals that they performed 345,672 abortions from October 2017 to October 2018 — more than in any previous year! And financial records show they received more taxpayer dollars in the fiscal year ending last June than ever before ($617 million!), constituting 37% of its overall revenue. Their data also shows that of the 345,627 abortions, they made only one adoption referral for every 117 abortions performed. ONE referral!
The numbers are staggering, but we continue to work tirelessly to give unborn babies the opportunity to live. As you know, I was adopted at birth, and I am forever grateful for the gift of life my biological mother gave me!
I know you are committed to precious unborn babies and support women struggling through crisis pregnancies to give their baby the gift of life. I encourage you to vote. Every vote for life counts. But, regardless of election outcomes, please stand strong with Building Arizona Families as we increase our efforts to reach pregnant women in crisis and provide them the support they need to make the positive life choice of adoption.
In November, we need to DOUBLE our outreach to pregnant women in crisis. To do that, we need to raise $16,071. This will allow us to reach 150 women experiencing a crisis pregnancy. If you can do more, please do. Every life counts and the stakes are so high.
The babies born in September were given the gift of life and a future as a result of our outreach. We are so grateful for every baby born! But there are so many babies never given the chance to live.
There is so much to do, and we need to do it NOW.
We need you. Unborn babies’ lives hang in the balance!
$107.14 can help us save one baby’s life.
The need is urgent. Our November goal is 150 women choosing life for their babies.
Just think – 150 babies saved.
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 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
FIVE BEAUTIFUL BABIES ADOPTED IN SEPTEMBER!
During the month of September, Building Arizona Families placed five newborn babies in wonderful homes around the United States, three boys and two girls! We are so grateful these precious babies will have the gift of life and love! Every baby deserves the same.
Precious September Babies
birth mother adoption stories
When Olivia found out she was pregnant, she didn’t have anything. No money, home, car, phone, or place to turn to except an online search for solutions. Our offer to help pregnant women in crisis popped up first in her Google search. When she called, we responded right away. Olivia was picked up by staff and taken to our offices where help was offered immediately. She felt safe and genuinely cared for.
In her interview, Olivia shares about the difficult but selfless decision to place her baby boy with a loving family. She knows she now has expanded her family and will remain a part of her son’s life. Olivia talks about the support she has received after placing her son for adoption and how she has the hope and tools she needs for a positive future. Watch Olivia’s touching story HERE.
Olivia found Building Arizona Families online because we invest resources online to reach pregnant women in crisis who are searching online for help. Olivia, her son, and the adoptive family are now celebrating the gift of life, hope, and family as a result. What a beautiful outcome for what could have been a tragedy. And all it took was $107.14 to reach her. But there are so many women like Olivia 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 Olivia 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!
birth mother matters adoption radio
Mom & baby are victims of domestic violence
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates abusers target more than 300,000 pregnant women in the U.S. each year, adding that the number may be even higher than that given the reluctance of survivors to disclose abuse, especially during pregnancy.
Published in March 2017, in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the results show intimate partner violence during pregnancy is “significantly associated with” preterm birth (before 38 weeks) and low birth weight, finding that women who endured abuse while pregnant were almost twice as likely to deliver their babies preterm.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) offers help to anyone involved in a domestic violence situation. They help victims as well as survivors, friends and family members. They also provide information on sexual assault, battering intervention and prevention programs. Please make sure to call them if you need help.
Listen to this podcast to learn more.
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.
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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….
Stay Connected with Arizona Pregnancy Help!
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
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Stay Connected with the Donna K. Evans Foundation!
Address: same as Building Arizona Families