"There were like hundreds of people wanting particular children so it depends on need," Willow said. "If a child has very high medical need, there are usually only a few families that apply. So children with less needs, there were more families."

Judson Center 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.