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Shakia was born and raised in New York City and moved to AZ in 2016. Obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Early Childhood Edu., Shakia takes special interest in building positive relationships, empowering women and creating effective ways to help others be the best version of themselves. Working at Building Arizona Families allows Shakia to support women throughout their adoption plan, as well as, other areas in their lives.
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“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
“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 was put to ease when my case manager Lindsay walked Kenny (my boyfriend) and I through the process and helped me with my emotions. Lindsay has been a good support system for me. I got to choose an adoptive family with no rush. I was no longer homeless and had some kind of financial support. I was able to meet Kelly the director of the agency right away, as well as other employees (Heather, Jessica, and Celine) who have helped to make my experience better. I walked into the agency a mess, but I know I will leave with confidence and success in bettering my life. Thank you to everyone at Building Arizona Families.” – Clarivel
“Everyone from the receptionist to the founder of the company, Kelly, is so nice and kind, and it’s a genuine kindness. They really care about your well-being as well as your baby’s well-being. Even the birth father if he is in the picture. I had the best case manager that I have ever worked with. Lindsay is kind, honest, hardworking, and loyal. She is a problem solver. If she didn’t know something or wasn’t sure how to go about a situation, she was going to figure it out. You don’t see people like her often enough in this tough world we live in.
I was able to pick my adoptive family. The couple I picked wanted an open adoption just like I did. They have been together for 20 years and they live in Kentucky. Both ladies have great jobs and they live in a small town surrounded by family. They were a perfect fit for Seth and I. That is what they named him. I got to Skype or call them twice a week, so I could really get to know them. You are not going to find a more caring, kind, and honest adoption agency.
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. I am off drugs and in my own apartment and working. I am now taking care of my 19 year old son instead of him taking care of me and I am looking forward to going back to school. Building Arizona Families was the catalyst to make all those things happen.” – Roberta
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Building Arizona Families believes in the beautiful choice of adoption. We understand that it is your right to choose.
If parenting is your choice, we celebrate you and your decision to parent.
If adoption is your choice, in addition to counseling both before and after birth, we can assist you in providing the following:
Building Arizona Families is a non-profit, licensed adoption agency dedicated to providing the services families need to complete the adoption process.
We offer birth mothers the unique opportunity to select the couple that will be their child’s “forever family”. These adoptive families have completed background checks with the FBI, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Child Protective Services. Therefore, you can feel at ease knowing that all aspects of the adoptive family’s life have been reviewed by the court and they have been approved to adopt a child.
Once a match is made, you can meet the family, get to know them, and feel comfortable with the choice you have made.
Adoptive family and birth parent interactions prior to delivery can include (but are not limited to):
• Meeting for dinner at a local restaurant • Talking on the phone about the pregnancy • Attending doctor’s appointments/ultrasounds together • Swapping photos, histories, family stories with each other • Sharing the birth experience (either during labor/delivery or immediately after) • Staying together at the hospital, if desired • Post-adoption letters, updates, and pictures
Each birth and adoptive family situation is unique and can be tailored to be the kind of experience that gives you, the birth parent, true peace of mind. You will have the ability to really know the people your child will call their family and they, in turn, will be able to tell your child about you and the loving decision you made.