About Us


Building Arizona Families is operated by two mothers with over 30 years combined experience working with children. We are dedicated to helping children find loving families. It is our belief that every child is entitled to have a safe, stable, and nurturing family.

President and Social Services Director, Kelly Rourke, has a Master’s 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 three children.

Vice President and Agency Employee Director, Angie Penrose, 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.

Read Angie’s Story

Building Arizona Families is deeply concerned about the number of orphaned and homeless children throughout the world.

As a non-profit agency, we have committed ourselves to donating a portion of our proceeds to help alleviate children’s suffering.

  • Assisting the orphanages of Haiti in their efforts to save children from the devastation of extreme poverty.
  • Assisting The Smile Train in providing cleft lip and palate surgery to children in developing countries around the world.