Georgia Adoption >> Thomasville Agencies>> An Open Door Adoption Agency

An Open Door Adoption Agency, Thomasville GA

  • Agency Name
  • An Open Door Adoption Agency
  • Agency Location
  • 218 East Jackson Street Po Box 4
    Thomasville, GA 31799
  • Contact Phone
  • (229) 228-6339
  • Contact Name
  • Walter Gilbert
  • License Number
  • CPA001012
  • Services Offered
  • Domestic Infant Adoptions; International Adoptions
  • Description
  • The mission of An Open Door Adoption Agency is to preserve and enhance human life through placement of domestic and international children into loving Christian adoptive families. The counseling and placement services of the ministry shall reflect the Love of God through promoting adoption as a primary alternative for unplanned pregnancies; providing support and assistance to domestic birth parents choosing this alternative; facilitating adoptions of foreign orphan children; meeting the humanitarian needs of foreign orphaned children; leading children to our Lord Jesus Christ through their placement in Christian families.
  • Adoption Process
  • Domestic Infant Adoptions Process: PHONE CALL: When you call, our adoption consultants will help you decide if applying is right for you. APPLICATION: You will receive a response within one week of your application. ACTIVE STATUS: Once you are accepted into a program, we help you find a child based on your requests. Do you envision an open adoption, a semi-open adoption or a closed adoption? We can help you make the best choice for you. HOME STUDY: A caseworker is assigned to complete a home study, in compliance with Georgia law. LIFE BOOKS: You create a "Life Book" giving birth mothers a glimpse of your family, home and heart for the child through some friendly photos. MATCHING: Once you are in the program and your Life Book is received, birth mothers are able to select you, or sometimes we will match a child to a family for the birth mother, if she requests it. MEETING THE BIRTH MOTHER: If appropriate, you will have the chance to meet the birth mother and spend some time with her. Sometimes, you may be present for the birth, sometimes not. SIGNING SURRENDERS: Once the baby is born, the birth mother signs a document surrendering her parental rights. According to Georgia law, she has ten days to change her mind. This is called the Revocation Period. If she does, the baby will be returned to her. If we feel that a placement is "high-risk", you may choose to place the baby in a wonderful caring home until the 10-day period has passed. You should also know that it is typical in the United States for 1/3 of adopting couples to experience at least one revocation. This is often a very difficult experience, and our heart is to help you with the support you need as you ultimately journey to the child God has for you. FINALIZATION: This usually occurs three to six months after placement. COMMUNICATION: Our Agency provides birth mothers with monthly updates of the child for the first six months and yearly updates for every year after until the child is 21. An Open Door works
  • District Office
  • District Office Phone

Leave your comment:



Adoption Resources