Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption?
Please fill out the form below. We want to help!
We can help our birth mothers with expenses related to Medical Care, Transportation, Food, Housing & more.
What will this cost me? Can I choose the family for my baby? What is an “open” adoption?
Meet some of our families who are ready to welcome a child into their lives.
Dedicated to providing the services birth mothers need to complete the adoption process.
Making an Adoption Plan for your baby?
You are not alone.
We are here to help you.
We believe in emotional, financial, mental, and physical assistance for our clients during the adoption process. Our agency is unique in that we have a food pantry and a maternity closet accessible to our clients. We also assist our clients with locating and using state resources that are accessible to them. We understand all aspects of adoption as we have staff members who were adopted, have adopted, and have placed a child for adoption. We understand what it means to need financial help and the emotions that go along with placing a child for adoption.
During your pregnancy and after delivery, we want to make sure you are as healthy as possible. We will assist you in getting on AHCCCS, Arizona’s state insurance, and provide transportation to your doctor appointments. If you are unable to qualify for AHCCCS, we will do our best to make sure that you are still able to receive medical care and possibly have it privately funded.
When you are pregnant, it is so important for you to feel safe and secure. We contract with local hotels to be able to house you immediately if you qualify. We also work with apartment locators and long term housing options as well. If you have an adoption plan and already have housing and need financial assistance to maintain your residence, we may be able to assist with that as well.
Free Counseling Services
We provide free counseling for women who are in the process of deciding or have decided to place their baby for adoption. We use an independent, licensed counselor who specializes in working with women in the process of adoption. She has worked with hundreds of women and can even support you during your delivery if you so choose.
“I was so conflicted, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a open, semi-open or closed adoption. Thanks to the counseling that Building Arizona Families provided I was able to find out the difference, my rights and that helped me ultimately choose what was best for me and my baby.” - Andrea
“I walked into the agency a mess, but know I will leave with confidence and success in bettering my life. Thank you to everyone at Building Arizona Families.” - Clarivel
“I urge you if you are thinking about placing your little one up for adoption - the hardest, most selfless action you will ever make - use Building Arizona Families. The end result is this: My child has a wonderful family that can provide for him.” - Roberta
Answers To Your Common Questions
I'm ready to begin, what do I do now?
What will this cost me?
Pregnant women making an adoption plan do not pay for any services and may be able to receive financial help with their living expenses.
What types of adoption does your agency do?
We do open, semi-open, and closed adoptions. You get to choose the type of adoption that is best for you.
- Open adoption: means choosing the family for your baby, sharing information, and agreeing to ongoing contact throughout the years. This contact may include phone calls, visiting with each other and the child, sharing photos and letters, and/or corresponding via e-mail.
- Semi-Open Adoptions: means choosing the family for your baby, but the relationship does not include the sharing of identifying information. After the baby has been placed for adoption, many semi-open adoptions include emailing photos and letters between adoptive families and birth families.
- Closed Adoption: means not having any contact before or after delivery with the adoptive family and your baby. Sometimes in a closed adoption, the adoptive family is chosen by the agency if requested.
Does my baby’s father have to be a part of the adoption?
That depends on you. Sometimes if you and the baby’s father are together on good terms, you may choose to have him be part of the adoption plan. Other times, if you and the baby’s father are not together and are not on good terms, his participation may be very limited.
If you don’t know who your baby’s father is, you can still make an adoption plan
We can go over the adoption laws regarding birth fathers in Arizona with you and help you understand what rights the baby’s father may or may not have.
Do I get to pick the adoptive family?
Yes! We work with waiting adoptive families in the state of Arizona and across the United States. We have connections with other adoption agencies, adoption attorneys and adoption workers and can look for a particular type of family if we don’t have a type of family, you are looking for.
Are the adoptive families background checked safe?
All waiting adoptive families must be court- approved to adopt (in the state of Arizona). A family that wants to adopt must undergo a home study approval process through a licensed adoption agency. A home study includes an FBI check, a state criminal check, a child abuse check, medical exams, an inspection of their home, examination of financial records, and provide recommendations.
Are you a Christian Adoption Agency?
We are a private non-profit agency. We have a very diverse, adoption-oriented staff of employees and some of our staff members are Christians.
I’m ready to begin, what do I do now?
The best thing to do is to call our 24hour/7 day a week phone number at 623-695-4112 or our toll-free number, 1-800-340-9665. We will answer any additional questions you may have and then schedule an appointment with one of our case workers. We can provide transportation to our office located off the I-17 Access Road and Northern, where we can begin assisting you with your adoption plan.
Know Your Rights
In order to make an informed decision about your and your child’s future, it is helpful for you to be aware of your legal rights. You have the following rights:
Guide To Unplanned Pregnancy
Our Adoption Process
I was so conflicted, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a open, semi-open or closed adoption. Thanks to the counseling that Building Arizona Families provided I was able to find out the difference, my rights and that helped me… read more
Building Arizona Families is an amazing adoption agency. I wasn’t sure about my decision to place my child for adoption at first and was struggling with whether I was making the right decision for my unborn child. My anxiety… read more
I got pregnant and I was using drugs really bad. I decided to get clean. When I got clean I went down to the New Times ad and I found the adoption agency. I called them and they were really helpful. They helped me through my pregnancy.
I choose adoption. There’s several reasons why I chose adoption, because I feel like it’s the right thing for me to do, and four of my other kids are adopted out, and I feel like it’s a good thing for me to share my blessings.
Well, it started off I got pregnant and my boyfriend at the time was on house arrest. I didn’t know that he was going to do prison time for a long time. That’s when I started thinking, “What am I doing to do? What can I do? How can I afford this?”