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Are you researching adoption and need answers to the many questions you may have? Looking for an accredited international adoption agency in Arizona? Who better to help support and guide you on your adoption journey than someone who has experienced her own adoption journey? One of Building Arizona Families’ co-founders shares her adoption love story and how her family beautifully changed when they went from a family of two to a family of five. 

The Adoption Story That Motivated the Co-Founding of Building Arizona Families 

Angie Penrose, a co-founder of Building Arizona Families, shares her adoption story and the love she now shares with her adopted children. The joy of becoming a mother to three wonderful, internationally adopted children motivated Angie to co-found Building Arizona Families and help change the lives of so many.  Angie is passionate about finding forever homes for every child in need.

Read her beautiful adoption story below-

“My husband, Scott, and I first met Katya, Alex, and Svieta on a Sunday in August of 2002 when they were 9, 8, and 6 years old. They arrived from Russia as an older sibling group, hoping that through international adoption, they would be given a chance to find a family to love and adopt them.

Scott and I immediately fell in love with Katya, Alex, and Svieta and decided to adopt them two days later. After spending the final week of their visit to America with us, the children were required to return to Russia while Scott and I completed the international adoption certification/dossier process.

The day that we put them on the bus for the return trip to the airport will forever be one of the saddest days of our lives. For the next eight months, the only contact we would have with Katya, Alex, and Svieta were the four letters that they were able to send us. They wrote that they often cried because they missed us and asked us to come and get them. It was heartbreaking to know that they spent each day wondering if we were coming, while we spent each day wondering if they were happy and hoping that they were safe.

In April of 2003, we were finally able to come together as a family. International adoption can take a long time, but it is so worth the time spent to experience the miracle of international adoption.”

Read the full story of Angie’s adoption journey HERE. 

Building Arizona Families offers multiple adoption programs to best fit the needs of each adoptive family – domestic (newborn) adoption, adoption of foster children, and international adoption of Haitian children. Learn more about each adoption program available at our accredited adoption agency in Arizona HERE. Building Arizona Families would be honored to walk with you and your family during your adoption love story. 

Every Adoption is Personal for the Staff at Our International Adoption Agency in Phoenix Arizona

As an agency founded by two women, one that adopted three children internationally and another who herself was adopted, not to mention the many staff members who have also adopted, every adoption that we facilitate is personal. Building Arizona Families adoption agency is committed to walking beside you every step of the way until your forever family is complete! 

More About Building Arizona Families Adoption Agency 

Every precious child deserves to feel the warmth and care of a loving hug, kiss on the forehead, and safe place they call home. Newborn babies, kids in foster care, and Haitian children wait every day for a family to adopt them! At Building Arizona Families, we are dedicated to children waiting for their own family, and are on a mission to place as many children in forever families as possible through the adoption programs offered at BAF. 

Our local, licensed, accredited and international adoption agency in Arizona offers complimentary adoption seminars in Phoenix or online. The seminars include detailed information about the adoption process, requirements, costs, and types of adoptions available to prospective adoptive families. Please reach out by calling Lisa at 623-692-4424 or e-mailing her at lisa@buildingarizonafamilies.com for more information about upcoming adoption seminars. Read more about our licensed adoption agency in Arizona HERE. We look forward to helping your forever family grow!

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