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WHO WE ARE

Building Arizona Families is a non-profit, licensed adoption agency. We provide adoptive and birth families with professional adoption services and place children through our domestic infant, interstate, and international adoption programs. We also provide adoption services including home studies, post-placement/adoption reports, severance studies, and stepparent/relative adoptions. Building Arizona Families is dedicated to breaking down the barriers and obstacles of adoption and helping every child to find their forever family.

 

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MEET OUR STAFF

  • Kelly R-S
    Kelly R-S
    President and Social Services Director
  • Angie P.
    Angie P.
    Vice President and Agency Employee Director
  • Adam S.
    Adam S.
    Director of Business Operations
  • Scott P.
    Scott P.
    Professional Standards Administrator
  • Alicia C.
    Alicia C.
  • Becky M.
    Becky M.
    Domestic Program Coordinator
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine M.
    Domestic Adoption Family Case Manager
  • Debbie J.
    Debbie J.
  • Faviola C.
    Faviola C.
  • Ixcel B.
    Ixcel B.
    Interstate Program Coordinator
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer A.
    Domestic Birth Mother Case Manager
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer W.
    Administrative Assistant
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica H.
  • Karly S.
    Karly S.
    Domestic Adoption Case Manager
  • Katya P.
    Katya P.
    Administrative Assistant
  • Kristie J.
    Kristie J.
    Parent Aid, Visit Supervisor, Juvenile Mentor
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay T.
    Domestic Family Case Manager
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa P.
    International Program Coordinator
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.
    Social Worker
  • Lynne V.
    Lynne V.
    Domestic Birth Mother Case Manager
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick C.
    Social Worker
  • Robyn F.
    Robyn F.
    Match Coordinator
  • Sharon C.
    Sharon C.
    Social Worker
  • Sue S.
    Sue S.
    Bookkeeper
Kelly R-S
President and Social Services Director

Kelly has a Masters 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 7 children.

Angie P.
Vice President and Agency Employee Director

Angie 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.

Adam S.
Director of Business Operations

Adam is an Arizona native with 17 years of experience in business management. Adam is the proud father of 7 children.

Scott P.
Professional Standards Administrator

Scott is an Arizona native with 28 years of local law enforcement experience, retiring with the rank of Captain. He is a Grand Canyon University graduate of their Public Administration program and a training instructor in the fields of Ethics, Liability Issues, and Employee Safety. Scott is the proud adoptive father of three siblings from Russia.

Alicia C.

Alicia obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Salem State University and recently relocated to the Phoenix area. Her experience includes working with families within the child welfare system. Alicia is excited to be a part of a great team in helping to build families.

Becky M.
Domestic Program Coordinator

Becky is married and the proud mother of two sons, both adopted at birth. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Psychology from Ottawa University. She has experience with children and families working as a director of children’s ministries.

Catherine M.
Domestic Adoption Family Case Manager

Catherine has her bachelors degree in Social Work. She has experience in the foster care system and licensing foster/ adoptive families, she has also worked specifically with teenagers aging out of the foster care system. Catherine loves working in the domestic program and helping bring about forever families through adoption.

Debbie J.

Debbie has Bachelors of Science degrees in Forensic Science and Criminal Justice Studies. She is the proud adoptive aunt to the children her sister adopted from Russia. She has been working in the adoption field since 2009, and she is thankful for having the privilege to help families grow through adoption.

Faviola C.

Faviola is married and the proud mother of two children. She is fluent in Spanish. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Child Services from the University of Phoenix. Faviola’s previous experience includes working with adolescents with mental health problems, human trafficking and pregnant women.

Ixcel B.
Interstate Program Coordinator

Ixcel is a proud mother to 1 son. She has a Masters degree in Psychology. She is fluent in Spanish. She has experience working with children and families as an early childhood teacher, social worker, and match support specialist . She also has two years experience specifically in the foster care system training and licensing foster/adoptive families.

Jennifer A.
Domestic Birth Mother Case Manager

Jennifer is married and the proud mother of 2 daughters and 1 son. Also, proud grandmother of 2 granddaughters. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Grand Canyon University. She has experience with children and families working as a Case Manager for State of Arizona Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Unit, Paraprofessional at an Elementary School, Case Manager for State of Arizona JOBS Program, and Eligibility Technician 111/AES for Riverside County Department of Social Services.

Jennifer W.
Administrative Assistant

Jennifer is married and the proud mother of 3 children, two girls and one boy. Jennifer joined Building Arizona Families in February 2015. She enjoys spending time with her family and close friends.

Jessica H.

Jessica is married and a mom of two children. She is a former University of Kentucky student and studied Education. Currently she is enrolled at ASU for a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Her younger brother that was adopted at birth.

Karly S.
Domestic Adoption Case Manager

Karly holds a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies. She is married and the proud mother of four children, all of whom were adopted. Karly has experience working with survivors of domestic violence and families experiencing homelessness.

Katya P.
Administrative Assistant

Katya was adopted from Russia when she was 10 years old. She is proud to now be able to help other children find their forever families! Katya is currently a college student going into the field of teaching. Katya donates her time to sew and sell dolls to raise money for an orphanage in Haiti.

Kristie J.
Parent Aid, Visit Supervisor, Juvenile Mentor

Kristie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from Indiana University. Kristie is originally from Indiana and moved to Arizona in 2017. Kristie has 2 years of experience working as a Parent Aid, Visit Supervisor, and Juvenile Mentor. Kristie is married and has two dogs and enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and kayaking.

Lindsay T.
Domestic Family Case Manager

Lindsay is the proud mother of 3 children. She has her Master’s degree in Social Work from Metropolitan State University of Denver and recently relocated to the Phoenix area. Lindsay’s previous experience includes working with foster children and case management within the child welfare field. She has also worked in schools counseling children and working with children who have developmental disabilities. Lindsay is passionate about making a difference and serving others and is excited to be working in the adoption area, contributing to the creation of families.

Lisa P.
International Program Coordinator

Lisa has been with BAF for ten years as a social worker and program coordinator for the international programs. She has adopted international four times and really enjoys building lasting relationship with each BAF family.

Lisa S.
Social Worker

Lisa is married and has three children and two granddaughters. She has lived in the valley her entire life and attended both the University of Arizona and ASU. Lisa graduated from ASU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Resources and Human Development. Lisa also just recently completed her Post-Baccalaureate in Education. Lisa has been working for Building Arizona Families for the last ten years. She really enjoys working with families to complete their homestudies and see their excitement and returning after their child is placed with them to see their hopes and dreams fulfilled.

Lynne V.
Domestic Birth Mother Case Manager

Lynne is originally from Pennsylvania and currently resides in Tucson. She holds a BSW and a Master’s in Education focusing on medical social work before joining BAF. Lynne enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and has a son living in Colorado.

Patrick C.
Social Worker

Patrick is the proud father of a son and two daughters. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice with a minor in Sociology. Patrick has been working with children and families for over 15 years. His experience encompasses writing a variety of different reports directly submitted to the juvenile court.

Robyn F.
Match Coordinator

Robyn is married and the proud mother of 4 children, one recently adopted at birth. She studied Business Management and Education at the University of Kentucky. She has experience teaching children in primary and secondary schools as well as prior office management proficiency.

Sharon C.
Social Worker

Sharon was born and raised in Minnesota but has resided in Arizona since high school graduation. She have three children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Sharon enjoys reading, the outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.

Sue S.
Bookkeeper

Sue a workaholic that loves what she does. She is a number cruncher and very detailed. Sue love life and enjoy helping others.

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8433 North Black Canyon Highway
Building 6, Suite 152
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