National Adoption Day November 20, 2021

On National Adoption Day, communities in the United States come together to finalize thousands of adoption for children in foster care who have been hoping and praying for forever families. This day is held each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in November in all 50 US states to celebrate and finalize hundreds of adoptions of children in foster care.

 

National Adoption Day is also collective effort to raise awareness of the more than 120,000 children waiting to get adopted from foster care in the United States who did not get adopted today. They are still waiting in group homes around our country, hoping and praying that they will get chosen to be a part of a forever family.

 

(In this instance the biological families are the abusers, the parents who have had their rights severed so they are not allowed to be around the children or be included in the adoption process).

 

It’s also important to take the time to recognize, respect, and appreciate all the members of the adoption system by showing appreciation for the thousands of hard working people who are work tirelessly to watch over foster children and find them a forever family. National Adoption Day is a celebratory day where their hard work is rewarded by witnessing the miracle of abused, orphaned foster children are welcomed with the loving arms of their forever families. The joy erases the weariness of their difficult days as they witness the fruit of their labor.

This year National Adoption Day will fall on November 20, 2021. Adoption events are spilling out of courthouses all over the United States as precious foster children are finally welcomed into a loving place of belonging called family. While this day is officially celebrated in November, we can celebrate foster children being adopted every day. We are thankful for everyone who is involved in this journey.

To find out more about foster care click Here or go to our Facebook.

Qualify to Adopt Foster Children in Arizona

You Might Qualify to Adopt Foster Children in Arizona

Did you know that there are foster children throughout Arizona who can’t return home, have had their parental rights severed as a result of unmitigated life threatening abuse and neglect, and are hoping that someone will open their heart and home to them? They want forever families. They want to be adopted. If this moves your heart, you might be surprised at who can qualify to adopt foster children in Arizona and throughout the United States.

Wesson is Waiting

Meet Wesson! If you want to adopt foster children in Arizona, Wesson is hoping and praying for a forever family! He is active, adventurous, polite and fun to be around. Wesson loves music and is currently taking guitar lessons through All Kids Need Music, and has even written a few songs! You can find out more about Wesson HERE. And, if you believe you can open your heart and home to Wesson, please reach out to Ixcel Baca, the Forever Families program manager at Building Arizona Families.

Criteria to Adopt Foster Children

To adopt foster children, you have to pass a home inspection, but that doesn’t mean you have to own your own home. Home can be an apartment. You have to be financially stable, but you don’t have to be wealthy. The process to adopt foster children is the least expensive of all types of adoption.

You need to provide a loving family environment, but you don’t have to be married. Single parents are welcome to adopt foster children in Arizona and throughout the United States.

To adopt foster children through Building Arizona Families, you need to be residents of Arizona. The foster children do not have to be residents of Arizona, and Building Arizona Families will work with you to adopt a foster child or foster children that best suit your family.

If You Adopt Foster Children, You Change a Child’s Future

Foster children whose parental rights are severed and are unable to be reunited with family are truly orphans. They are cared for by state child protective agencies and primarily live in group homes. On average, they move three times a year, which often means changing schools, losing trusting relationships, friends and encouraging teachers. Over time, these vulnerable children lose down emotionally, and do not want to continue to make caring relationships only to love them. They also fall behind in school because of the frequency of moving, and in many instances get discouraged and quit trying. If they are not adopted out of the foster care system, the outcomes are even worse. Children who were abuse and neglected now find themselves facing the world alone as young adults without the support they need to successfully navigate life. If no one steps up to adopt foster children and they age out of the system, most do not attend college. Many wind up homeless and addicted.

The story changes dramatically when they are adopted. Being welcomed into a loving family and stable living environment helps them heal emotionally. They often improve rapidly in school, and their outlook on their future becomes much brighter.

Can You Change a Child’s Future?

Find out if you can adopt foster children in Arizona and throughout the U.S. We invite you to attend an informative online seminar about adopting foster children. You can go to the Events tab on our Facebook page to view upcoming seminars and RSVP for the one that best meets your needs. Go here to view the schedule.

You can go to our Forever Families page on the website to learn more. You are also welcome to reach out with your questions at any time. Just go to our Contact Us page for who to reach out to, and ways to reach out.

Our Licensed Adoption Agency Helps People Wanting to Adopt Foster Children 

Building Arizona Families, a local licensed adoption agency in Arizona, can help many different kinds of families wanting to grow. Forever families can be married couples with children already or trying to start their family now, or even single individuals looking to offer a forever home to a child in need. A forever family can be whoever comes together to share love, safety, and happiness. If you are ready to open your home in Arizona to a deserving foster child in need, please visit our adoption agency Building Arizona Families. We are here to help you learn more about our amazing adoption program, helping people grow a family and adopt foster children!

Single Applicants are Encouraged to Adopt Foster Children in Arizona

Married couples are not the only applicants eligible to adopt foster children in Arizona. Single women and men can adopt foster children and offer a beautiful new start to a child waiting for a parent to love and care for them forever.

Below are a few eligibility requirements for single applicants interested in adopting foster children in Arizona –

An individual living in Arizona needs to be legally eligible to adopt a child or teen in foster care. The single applicant does not need to be foster care certified to adopt foster children in Arizona but certified to adopt through a home study. For approximately six months, a foster child will be welcomed into the home and then can be legally adopted. Please visit us HERE to learn more about the requirements to adopt foster children in Arizona.

Foster Children Available for Adoption in Arizona

The majority of foster children are five years of age or older. There are also sibling groups or children who have a higher level of need. All children in the foster system deserve to feel the stability and love of a forever family. Download our Adopting Foster Children Information Guide HERE.

Building Arizona Families is a Local, Licensed Adoption Agency in Arizona Ready to Serve You

As an Arizona adoption agency founded by two women, every adoption that we facilitate is special. Building Arizona Families adoption agency is committed to walking beside you every step of the way until your forever family is complete!

Our local, licensed Arizona adoption agency offers complimentary adoption seminars 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!

Learn more about We Are Their Future and how you can help children living in the foster care system by visiting us HERE. There is a way everyone can help a child in need of a forever family.

All Kids Need Music Non Profit Foster Care Music Program


All Kids Need Music, a music non profit, is changing foster children’s lives through the transformative power of therapeutic music lessons. Watch the recent television interview below to learn more:
KOLD News 13 in Tucson, Arizona shares how All Kids Need Music is connecting children in foster care with music teachers trained in trauma.
“These children who have been through horrific, horrific abuse are the ones who need the trauma healing,” said Vicki Isaac, the founder of We Are Their Future, which helps foster children find forever homes. However, she said until that day comes, many children can live in up to three households a year. The virtual music lessons give them the opportunity to see a familiar face no matter where they go. “If you can imagine what that does to a child who doesn’t have parents. Who do you trust? Do you want to build another relationship with someone? After a while these children start shutting down,” she said.
From just one month of lessons, music teacher Karen Shaffstall can already see her student progressing. “She grasps everything I say to her,” Shaffstall said. “She’s on the edge of her seat listening.”
The music teachers are helping students develop musical skills and a meaningful bond. “I feel like we’ve built a special kinship, a relationship and this happens very often in music settings,” she said. “It’s kind of that family feeling.”
Providing children consistency and an adult they can trust is the ultimate goal of the program. “I said if you ever need anything, you know if you need to talk or whatever I’m here not only musically. She said that’s so great,” Shaffstall said.
Each child gets their own instrument which helps give them a sense of ownership. “While we work on finding forever families for them, they need the healing,” Isaac said.
Visit the KOLD News 13 website HERE to read the full news story by KOLD News 13 in Tucson, Arizona about All Kids Need Music. Visit All Kids Need Music if you want to learn more about the program and sponsoring a child.

About All Kids Need Music Non Profit

All Kids Need Music is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide at risk, underprivileged children with the transformative power of music education to improve their physical, social, emotional and cognitive outcomes. Information about All Kids Need Music music charity and nonprofit is available at www.allkidsneedmusic.academy.

All About We Are Their Future

Vickie Isaac, owner and CEO of Elevate Marketing is the founder of We Are Their Future. We Are Their Future is a registered 501(c) non-profit organization, EIN 30-1002633. We are passionate about changing the lives of our country’s most vulnerable children. We are committed to finding foster and adoptive families through our non profit marketing. We will also help meet the practical needs of the tens of thousands of  foster children. We believe everyday people stepping up is the solution. We need your help to make sure that children in foster care have the same opportunities as every other child in the United States. We can’t do it alone. Please visit us HERE to help us find loving, safe, forever families for America’s vulnerable orphans.

Support National Child Abuse Prevention Month with Foster Adoption in AZ

In April, we recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month and the importance of our families and communities working together to help children experiencing abuse and/or neglect. Through the collaboration of many, we can help protect these children by adopting children in foster care. In Arizona right now, 2,969 children are considered legally free and are living in foster care. When birth parents’ rights have been terminated by the state, their children are considered legally free for adoption. These children are anxiously waiting for a family to adopt them and give them a life full of love, safety, and permanency. Foster adoption in AZ can save a child’s life. 

Families living in Arizona can change a child’s life forever and grow their family by adopting foster children. Building Arizona Families offers the Forever Families U.S. Adoption Program which helps facilitate direct placements of foster children waiting for adoption in AZ and around the United States. Arizona families can help stop the horrific cycle of children living without a family and experiencing abuse and/or neglect. No child should be suffering and deserves a beautiful life full of love and support. To find out more about opening your forever home to a foster child in great need, please visit us HERE to find out more about the Forever Families U.S. Adoption Program. Building Arizona Families is a non-profit, licensed, and internationally accredited adoption agency serving families across the United States. Visit us HERE to learn more about our Arizona adoption agency.

Building Arizona Families Offers the Forever Families U.S. Foster Adoption in Arizona Program to Help Families Adopt Kids out of Foster Care

Contrary to what many people believe, you do not have to foster to adopt foster children. We will help you walk through the direct adoption of children in the foster care system. Download our foster child adoption info kit HERE.

We can work together to help innocent children heal from abuse, neglect, loneliness, fear, and sadness. Direct adoption of a foster child is less expensive than private adoption and may be a faster adoption process. The states these children reside in will help facilitate the adoption of foster children whose parental rights are severed because they recognize the urgent need for children to grow up in loving families. Visit us HERE. We can help you begin your adoption journey and offer a child in great need a life full of love and safety.

Adopt Children in Foster Care to Start a Life with Love and Stability as a Forever Family

Almost half a million children around the United States are waiting every day for someone to adopt them and change the life they are living. Will you be the one to change their story and adopt foster children? Learn more about the Forever Families program Building Arizona Families offers to adopt foster children in Arizona and around the U.S. HERE. You can be the change they are praying for!

We also invite you to attend one of our informative adoption seminars. You can reach out to Ixcel Baca, Program Coordinator, directly and ask any questions you might have. Ixcel would love to hear from you! You can reach Ixcel at (623) 696-9537 or by e-mailing her at ixcelbaca@buildingarizonafamilies.com.

Sources –

https://dcs.az.gov/reports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – All Kids Need Music

Non ProfitFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2021 Phoenix, AZ Contact: Vickie Isaac, M.Ed., President/CEO Elevate Marketing Ph: 602-403-7575 E-mail: elevate@elevatemarketing.biz

Music Is Healing Arizona Orphans

All Kids Need Music is helping Arizona’s orphans heal from life threatening, heartbreaking abuse and neglect. These vulnerable abused children are at significantly higher risk for negative physical, psychological, and cognitive outcomes. Through no fault of their own, they have not only experienced horrific trauma, but continue to suffer the long term effects of the abuse they endured. Without intervention, these long term effects can rob them of a the chance for a productive, happy life. Fortunately, research illustrates that abused children may be able to recover with
Non Profit
appropriate interventions. Learning to play music is one intervention proven to improve cognitive functioning, educational outcomes, and positively impact mental health. All Kids Need Music focuses on providing Arizona foster children whose parental rights are severed the opportunity to heal through the transformative power of learning to play a musical instrument. All Kids Need Music is a non-profit organization staffed with professional trauma-trained music teachers. The organization provides the musical instrument of the child’s choice or voice lessons (ten instruments to choose from).  Lessons are conducted online to eliminate transportation barriers and maintain a consistent teacher/mentor relationship because children in foster care frequently move from group home to group home.  Changing group homes hampers the foster child’s ability to build trusting adult relationships with care providers, teachers, etc. Consistency with the child’s music instructor rebuilds trust in caring adults. The trauma trained teacher gently mentors the abused child while creating a positive outlet for emotional expression, which is key to healing. The All Kids Need Music program for Arizona’s orphans also gives each wounded child ownership – their own musical instrument, the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities, and a growing set of musical skills to build self esteem. Word is getting around – as orphaned foster children discover that other foster children are taking music lessons, they want to take lessons as well.  All Kids Need Music urgently needs corporate and individual sponsors to cover the costs of the lessons and instruments so that every orphaned Arizona child that wants to take music or voice lessons can do so.  Helping Arizona orphans heal from horrific abuse that no child should ever endure is something every caring Arizonan and Arizona business can do something about.  Child sponsorship information is available online at www.allkidsneedmusic.academy.

About Vickie Isaac, M.Ed, All Kids Need Music Founding Board Member, President/CEO of Elevate Marketing

Mrs. Isaac served as the Director of Communications for the Arizona Department of Child Safety.  Recognizing that Arizona orphans need more than the government can provide, she founded We Are Their Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care.  In addition, through her work as President/CEO of Elevate Marketing, she and her company serve non-profit organizations that make a difference in the lives of children.  Mrs. Isaac is honored to serve as a founding board member of All Kids Need Music, helping facilitate the organization’s growth in order to serve more orphaned children.

About All Kids Need Music

All Kids Need Music is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide at risk, underprivileged children with the transformative power of music education to improve their physical, social, emotional and cognitive outcomes.  Information about All Kids Need Music is available at www.allkidsneedmusic.academy

We Offer Foster Adoption Services for Forever Families in Arizona

We Are Their Future is always working diligently to help children around the country find a forever home full of love and security. Children living in foster care have experienced such heartbreak, abandonment, and sadness in their young lives. No child should have to feel what so many children experience every day when losing their family. Adoptive families have the amazing opportunity to change a child’s life forever by giving them the answer to their prayers – a forever home full of love, laughter, and life. Building Arizona Families offers a beautiful program for forever families adoption services called the Forever Families U.S. Adoption Program.

The Forever Families Adoption Services Available with Building Arizona Families Arizona Adoption Agency

Who is Eligible to Adopt Foster Children?

Our Forever Families U.S. Adoption Program is an incredible program for adoptive families who live in Arizona. Arizona families can adopt foster children in Arizona and throughout the United States who have been found legally eligible for adoption.

Building Arizona Families does direct adoption placements. This means that the adoptive family is not foster care certified but licensed to adopt through a home study; making these direct adoptions. To adopt foster children in Arizona or from around the country, the foster children come to live in your home. After approximately six months, your family legally adopts the children.

What is a Home Study?

Home studies are mandatory for every adoptive family in the United States, whether they are adopting a child domestically or internationally. Our home study reports satisfy the State of Arizona’s legal requirements as well as the requirements for domestic adoptions in other states, international adoptions, and all out-of-state adoption agencies coordinating child placements.

Our goal is to make the home study a positive experience and support you in becoming adoptive parents. We offer resource materialsand personal support. Learn more about building a home study HERE.

What is the Process of Adopting a Foster Child Through the Forever Families U.S. Adoption Program?

The necessary steps to adopt foster kids in Arizona or from around the country are similar and apply to Arizona families as follows:

– Choose the type of adoption

– Select an agency or facilitator

– Complete a home study

– Wait for a placement

– Finalize the adoption

If you feel called to open your heart and home to a foster child in need of a loving and forever home, please download our info kit HERE for more information about our forever families adoption services. We are thrilled to help families on their adoption journey and to find beautiful homes for children in need. Learn more about other adoption programs with Building Arizona Families, HERE.

Foster Children Are Just Children Wanting a Family to Love and Accept Them

Building Arizona Families invites you to consider adopting a foster child. Remember, contrary to what many people believe, you do not have to foster to adopt foster children. We will help you walk through the direct adoption of children in the foster care system. Download our foster child adoption info kit HERE. Learn more about the Forever Families Program Building Arizona Families offers to adopt foster children HERE. You can change the life of a foster child forever! Learn more about how We Are Their Future supports foster children in Arizona and around the U.S., HERE.

We also invite you to attend one of our informative adoption seminars. You can reach out to Ixcel Baca, Program Coordinator, directly and ask any questions you might have. Ixcel would love to hear from you! You can reach Ixcel at (623) 696-9537 or by e-mailing her at ixcelbaca@buildingarizonafamilies.com.

Adopt Foster Children from Foster Care in Arizona or Around the U.S.

There are over 3,000 children in foster care in Arizona alone that are legally eligible to be adopted right now. As heartbreaking as it is, these children’s biological parents no longer have parental rights. These children desperately need a family to offer them support, care, love, and, more importantly, a forever home. Married couples, families, and even single applicants can be eligible to adopt foster children who are eagerly waiting for a family. A foster child’s life is restored when they are welcomed into a safe, loving, and permanent home with their forever family.

Building Arizona Families Encourages Us to Adopt Arizona Foster Children

Are you wondering if you are eligible to adopt children from Arizona foster care? To adopt children from foster care in Arizona or around the U.S., applicants need to be living in Arizona and found legally eligible to adopt a child or teen in foster care. Applicants do not need to be foster care certified to adopt foster children in Arizona but certified to adopt through a home study. For approximately six months, a child will be welcomed into the adoptive home before being legally adopted. Learn more about the requirements to adopt Arizona foster children HERE.

The majority of foster children are five years of age or older. There are also sibling groups or children who have a higher level of need. All children in the foster system deserve to feel the stability and love of a forever family. Download our Adopting Foster Children Information Guide HERE.

We Need Men and Women to Make a Difference in the Lives of Children in Arizona and Around the United States

Foster children need reliable and safe adults to help turn their life away from loneliness, abuse, and/or neglect. Because of the circumstances children in foster care may experience daily, foster children struggle to form crucial bonds with safe and supportive adults. Becoming a forever parent to a foster child, who no longer has a family of their own, will fill them purpose and begin to instill trust and important values into their lives.

Building Arizona Families would be honored to walk with you on your journey to adopt foster children in Arizona. As a non-profit, licensed Arizona adoption agency, we have helped families with the adoption process since 2004. Please reach out to Ixcel Baca, Program Manager for the Forever Families foster adoption program at Building Arizona Families, by phone at 623-696-9537 and by e-mail ixcelbaca@buildingarizonafamilies.com. Building Arizona Families also offers free adoption information seminars online, be sure to reach out to Ixcel for upcoming seminar dates and times!

Over 275 Teens Exited Foster Care Without an Adoption in Arizona

In 2020, 276 teenagers in foster care never received the wonderful news that a forever family is adopting them and giving them a life full of love, hope, safety, and support. These children now have to experience life without a loving family by their side and a stable foundation for their future. Without a support system, little money, and sometimes even food and water, these 276 children face very tough times ahead of them. Adopting Arizona foster children can change the course of a child’s life forever. Young adults need proper guidance, care, and support to flourish into thriving adults. Sadly, the 276 young adults who aged out of the foster care system were not able to develop into adulthood with a forever family through an Arizona adoption. Will you partner with us to find loving and safe homes for foster teenagers in need?

Building Arizona Families understands how difficult life can be for foster children when they are not adopted by a family that can offer them love and hope. Foster children face a life of loneliness, sadness, and a longing need to feel loved. Every child deserves to feel joy and happiness with a family who loves and cares for them. Are you ready to open your heart and home to a deserving teenager in need for 2021? 2020 was hard enough for everyone, but we can make 2021 a great year for children in foster care with your help!

Providing Foster Children a Forever Home can Save Them from a Transient Lifestyle

When children are not adopted out of foster care and eventually age out of the system, these youths find themselves dealing with far more than they should ever have to endure. Teens aging out of the foster care system are much more likely to live a life of crime, drugs, poor living conditions, and without solid role models to follow. When people open their hearts and their homes and adopt Arizona Foster children, lives are greatly changed. Suddenly, a child who may have moved multiple times a year, been without friends or family in foster care, and wishing for a safe and loving home now has a solid foundation to grow. Learning from a responsible, caring, and loving adult can forever change a foster child’s life by teaching them something they may have never experienced before.

If you are considering Arizona adoption, please consider providing a well-needed home to a child waiting for their forever family in foster care. Building Arizona Families, our Arizona adoption agency, has a special program to help Arizona families adopt a foster child in Arizona or the United States. To learn more about our Forever Families Foster Adoption Program, please visit us HERE for more details.

Building Arizona Families Serves Children in Foster Care Through Arizona Adoption

We Are Their Future and Building Arizona Families invites you to consider adopting Arizona foster children. Right now, in the state of Arizona, over 2,800 children are legally free for adoption in foster care. These children’s parents had their rights severed and no longer can reunify with their families. Are you able to provide a loving and safe home for even just one of these children in foster care?

2,867 kids in foster care need our help to have a brighter and happier future! Contrary to what many people believe, you do not have to become foster certified before adopting Arizona foster children. We will help you walk through the direct adoption of children in the foster care system and support you every step of the way during your adoption journey. To begin your foster adoption journey or learn more about our foster adoption program, please download our foster child adoption info kit HERE.

We also invite you to attend one of our informative adoption seminars. You can reach out to Ixcel Baca, Program Coordinator, directly and ask any questions you might have. Ixcel would love to hear from you! You can reach Ixcel at (623) 696-9537 or by e-mailing her at ixcelbaca@buildingarizonafamilies.com. Learn more about the Forever Families program Building Arizona Families offers to adopt foster children HERE. You can change the life of a foster child forever!

Source –

https://dcs.az.gov/news-reports/dcs-reports