"When we started this whole thing, I really felt deeply like I had this vision of these two children in my heart," Willow said. "We are the ones who believe we're lucky. They're doing more for us than we're doing for them. It's not just us doing the giving. They bring so much joy and so much laughter. We're definitely enriched."

Successful adoptive parent

Closed Adoption Files

If you were adopted through Judson Center (or formally known as the Detroit Bapist Home), you can submit a request to obtain information from your closed file. 

Step 1:

Review this brochure to understand the type of information that can be relased due to confidentiality. 

Step 2:

Fill out this form

Step 3:

Mail the above form and a $60.00 check or money order filled out too: Judson Center's Adoption Department. 

Requests can be mailed: 

Judson Center

Attn: Adoptions Department

12723 Telegraph Rd. Suite 200

Redford, MI 48239


Once the request is obtained, a Judson Center employee searches for your file. If the file is found, a form will to be mailed to the Central Adoptions Registry Department in Lansing to approve the type of information that can be relased. Please allow 4-6 weeks to process your request.


Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.