Open Door Adoption Services

Open Door Adoption Services Open Door Adoption Services is committed to providing adoption services for ALL families regardless

We are looking to provide groundbreaking services for adoptive families and children in the Jackson Michigan and surrounding areas. We have a commitment to provide welcoming and affirming adoption services to all applicants without discrimination towards applicants with regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or marital status. We are currently in the certification process with the Human Rights Campaign identifying our commitment to all applicants.


Adoption can feel overwhelming. This step-by-step guide is the perfect first step to understand the adoption journey. This will help you know what to expect at each phase of adoption.


Learn how to adopt a child in the U.S. foster system. Get answers to common questions about adopting from foster care.


“I spent 1,149 days in foster care and I was never adopted.
I entered foster care at the age of 15. My biological parents had their rights terminated my senior year of high school. The permanency plan the state created for me was for me to age out of the system and be thrusted into the “real world” at the age of 18.
If we want to discuss adoption from foster care, we need to talk about the kids that weren’t adopted.
* 5% of kids adopted from foster care are between the ages or 15-18
* 20% become homeless the day they age out of the system
* 60%-90% of victims rescued from human trafficking spent time in foster care
The reality is that 23,000 youth will age out of foster care this year alone. I know personally how hard it is to navigate life after foster care and I don’t want other youth to age out of care and have this be their reality.

When considering adoption, please keep these youth in mind.”

This is one of the many reasons why we do what we do here at Together We Rise.
If this story touched you, please consider joining us tomorrow on Giving Tuesday.


Together We Rise is a nonprofit that helps children in foster care and their families. Today we chat with Allison about her Domestic Adoption.


Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way kids experience the foster care system. Join us!


"I could never foster, because I'd never be able to give them back." We've heard it a thousand times since we started this journey and the day has finally come that we had to say goodbye. Was it impossibly hard, yes. Did our hearts break, yes. Is everyone nervous about what the future holds, of course. Would we do it all over again? Yes, a million times yes.
Friends, there has never been more beautiful story than watching children and families heal and come back together again. These kids spent 10 months being loved by a huge community. They were constantly surrounded with by friends and family who embraced, prayed and cared for them.
My heart is broken in an entirely new way, but that is not a reason not to foster. It is a privilege to be a foster family, to be trusted by another mother to care and support their family during challenges. To lift all of them up and help them come back together.
I encourage you to get involved in the foster care community. Come along side us... Continuing to say yes is the easiest decision we have ever made.”


Foster care and adoption legislation is currently in the works for this election season. Together We Rise compiled a list of pending legislation.


Thomas knew from a young age that he wanted children in his future, but as a single gay man he thought it was "impossible" for him to adopt.


Kids in foster care deserve more than a trash bag to move their belongings in. We give free duffle bags to kids in foster care across the nation. Sponsor one or request one for a foster child here:


With no explanation, Tony's mother and father who adopted him nine years ago, left him at an Oklahoma hospital and never returned.


An in-depth look at the myths of transracial adoption


Record high for adoption through foster care brings to light the duality of more parental rights being terminated and new adoptions.


Together We Rise helps empower foster children and their families while telling compiling stories about adopting through foster care.


We may not have heard our children’s very first words, but we’ve heard many others in our journey through infertility and older child foster adoption.


After adopting 4-year-old Joey, the couple received calls that his younger brothers, Noah and Logan, also needed a home.


Help foster kids by replacing trash bags with a Sweet Case Duffle bag. Hold a Sweet Case fundraiser or donate directly to purchase a Sweet Case for a foster kid. Together We Rise is a nonprofit organization focused on helping American foster kids through corporate donations and service projects.


Don’t let 2019 pass you by without helping kids in foster care. The Giving Back Box is a simple all in one kit to help during the holiday season.


Michigan's Adoption Day should inspire others to give children their Forever Homes.


This video is a part of the Authentic Voices Video Series. It shares Desiree’s story about living with the same foster family for 14 years, the stigma associ...


Part of our scholarship program is to help create a sense of community amongst our former foster youth scholars. We currently have 46 fellows working hard to finish up their semesters strong. Join us in gifting them this holiday season by purchasing something off of their Christmas wish-lists here:


About one-third of the 10,000 kids in foster care in Kentucky are waiting to be adopted. Many of them, especially teens, won't get a forever home


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Great books that features adoptive families
I have co authored a book with my birth sister Carole, Two Peas In A Separated Pod: A True Story of Adoption available through We think our book will inspire adoptees thinking about searching for their birth parents and all adoptees in the process of reuniting. We feel that even if you are not in the adoption world this book will keep your interest.
Carole and I decided that since we didn’t grow up together and didn’t really know anything about our past lives we would write it down. We liked what we saw and decided to continue writing about meeting each other and events following. This is how our book was born. We felt this book will help adoptees that can relate to all of the feeling of uncertainty and the unknown

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Open Door Adoption Services is making history in Jackson Michigan! They are ready to work with ALL families in helping them realize their dreams of adoption! Costs are very affordable for everyone and service is second to none!