When it comes to an unplanned pregnancy, you have a few options to choose from. Most women consider adoption if they are not ready to be parents but also don’t want an abortion. Placing a child for adoption is one of the bravest choices a mom will make when she knows its the right one for her child. As you explore this option, it’s important to understand the various types of adoption.
An open adoption is the most common form of adoption today. It allows the most flexibility if you decide you want to have an ongoing relationship with the child and adoptive family.
An open adoption can look different depending on your desires and preferences. You can decide how much of a role you want to play in the child’s life, and agree with the adoptive parents on exchanging letters, phone calls, and even spending time together.
You’ll work with your adoption agent to finalize this type of adoption plan and can choose the parents you want for your child. Women who choose this type of adoption report feeling positive and confident in this choice.
In a closed adoption, the birth mother has no contact with the child or adoptive family. Birth records remain closed, and there is no ongoing relationship.
Women who want to close this chapter of their lives often choose a closed adoption. There’s no right or wrong adoption plan, just a plan that’s right for you. We can help you assess which option is best for you and also connect you with adoption professionals who can help you evaluate all of your options.
A semi-open adoption is a mix of closed and open adoptions. You will have some communication with your child and adoptive family, but the details will be worked out with your adoption agent and adoptive family.
If you’d like more information about adoption or would like to be connected to an adoption agency, we can help. Contact us today to learn more.