Adoption is bitter-sweet. It has highs and lows, but like anything challenging, it can be greatly rewarding.
Adoption has changed over the years, and it doesn’t quite look like it did before. By exploring this option and its different possibilities, you can understand if it’s the right choice for you.
What Are My Adoption Options?
There are many possibilities under the adoption umbrella, but you, as the birth parent, can choose which is suitable for you.
- Open Adoption
- Semi-Open Adoption
- Closed Adoption
What Is Open Adoption?
Open adoption takes place when all parties agree on open communication. Phone numbers, addresses, names, and other identifying information are shared.
In this adoption plan, you get to be a large part of the child’s life, sharing milestones and other exciting events.
What Is Semi-Open Adoption?
In a semi-open adoption plan, you can choose how much communication you participate in. All forms of communication will go through a third party who is an adoption professional.
You still have the opportunity to have a relationship with the child, but in a more private manner that allows you to decide how much you wish to be in contact.
What Is Closed Adoption?
Closed adoption is a plan that helps you protect your identity and remain anonymous. You will not be contacted, and all identifying records will be legally sealed. Your information will remain confidential and private.
Where Can I Learn More?
If you would like to explore the possibility of adoption, reach out to us. We’re here to answer your questions, listen to your concerns and help you understand all your options. We’re committed to helping you find the clarity you need.
What If I’m Unsure of What I Want?
You do not have to decide at this very moment or have a clear idea of what you want. You only need curiosity to seek the answers, and we will help you find the option that’s right for you. You’re not alone; we’re here to walk alongside you on this new journey.