An Open Door Adoption Agency Mission & History

Happy family with adopted children.
Preserving and enhancing human life through placement of domestic, international and foster children into loving Christian adoptive families.

About An Open Door Adoption Agency

Learning more about An Open Door Adoption Agency is to learn about our mission.
Our mission is, and has always been, to preserve and
enhance human life through placement of domestic and international children
into loving, Christian adoptive families.

The agency has been serving women, children, and families all over the world since 1987

Domestic Adoptions

Our local Georgia Adoption Counselors are available 24/7 through
every step of an expectant mother’s pregnancy.
All services are completely free and always confidential.
They care for each mother from the moment they call us until the
post-partum plan of care has been completed.
They spend time with each expecting mother, counselling them on all
of their different options. Each expecting mother has a specific,
local Adoption Counselor that they have available to them.
The counselor assists them in finding different resources from
pregnancy insurance to grief counseling. They also work with the expecting
mothers to help resolve financial dilemmas they may have in
loss of work due to their pregnancy. We’ve assisted many mothers in finding
permanent housing to other basic living needs including, but not limited to, groceries, utilities, etc.

The same counselors that work with our expecting mothers,
also work extensively with the adoptive parents.
We pride ourselves on not just taking care of our expecting mothers, but
we also put a lot of time into being there for our adoptive families
throughout every step of the process.
Their counselor assists them throughout the time of placement and helps to facilitate
communication and meetings with the birthmother.


Internationally, there are 153 million children in the world who have
lost one or more parents, while some 8 million children live in institutions.
Our International Adoption Consultants are here to work with our adoptive parents
throughout every step of their adoption journey.
International adoption isn’t always easy. But it is always rewarding.
Our International Team is here to make the process easier, even if that just
means you need someone to talk to, or someone to pray with you.

The counseling and placement services of the ministry shall always 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.*

*An Open Door works with Christian families, but does not work with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or Jehovah’s Witnesses

An Open Door Adoption : About

Jane Gilbert Director of Domestic Adoptions An Open Heart

At An Open Door, our heart is to serve orphans and to serve you in your adoption journey.

Our Staff


Looking to combine your professional skills with a life-changing mission? Consider joining our team.


History of An Open Door

An Open Door Adoption Agency, Inc. began in 1987, when two local doctors’ wives responded to God’s call to care for birth mothers and orphans. Since that time, the Agency has provided over 2,100 adoptions, which have united children with loving Christian families.




Walter and Jane Gilbert, CEO and Director of Domestic Adoptions
talk about their heart for adoption
and how it changes lives