Finding a family for every waiting child.

Project Open Arms

Thousands of children in Michigan are waiting to be adopted by a forever family. These children long for a permanent home and parents who will love them unconditionally.

The goal of Project Open Arms is to find a loving family for every waiting child. We seek to motivate members of the body of Christ in Michigan to demonstrate their faith by caring for these children. We approach each child with the conviction that every life is a promise from God.

God calls the Church to care for orphans and the vulnerable in society. Many people have a heart to adopt, but few take the first step.

Project Open Arms seeks to raise awareness about waiting children through local churches. Bethany partners with churches to increase the number of families who become adoption advocates, recruiters, and adoptive families. We pray these efforts will help people like you provide a permanent home to a child in need. By God’s grace, there will be no child waiting for adoption in Michigan.

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”  James 1:27 NIV

For information on how you or your church can become involved with Project Open Arms:

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"They are our future... why aren't we focusing on them?"

Waiting children

Children like John are waiting for a family. Could your family be the right family for him? You can see some of the children who are waiting for a forever family right now at this site:

Would you like to learn more about Foster Care Adoption

If you want to adopt a child out of foster care, contact us to begin.


Get Involved in Project Open Arms

You can help by:

  • Increasing awareness in your church and community of the need for adoptive families.
  • Promoting and recruiting families for specific waiting children.
  • Promoting and conducting information meetings, trainings, adoption events, bulletin announcements, and small group discussions within your church.
  • Recruiting additional churches in your community to participate in Project Open Arms.

For more information on how you or your church can become involved with Project Open Arms: Contact us >

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