Are You Considering Adoption?
You have lots of choices with adoption. Will it be open, semi-open, or closed? Will it be private or will you use an agency?
Today there are adoption plans in which you can know your child and be a part of your child’s life. You can have the peace of knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple you choose.
No matter if you choose this option or not, we can help you understand more about this potential option.
Types of Adoption
There are multiple adoption plans to choose from, allowing you to decide what kind of relationship you want with your child and the adoptive family if any.
The most common type of adoption is open adoption. This type of adoption includes open communication with the adoptive family and exchange names, addresses, and phone numbers.
Each party works together to schedule visits with one another and your child. It’s up to both parties to build the type of relationship they would like.
With a closed adoption, the adoptive family and birth mother remain private. The child’s birth certificate and identifying information are sealed after everything is finalized with the adoption. Some women who choose this adoption plan feel they receive some sort of closure.
A semi-open adoptions is a mix of open and closed adoption. There is still communication between you and your child and the adoptive family, but only through the adoption agency or specialist of your choosing.
How Do I Choose a Family?
Choosing an adoptive family can be the most difficult part of an adoption. It is an extensive process that the adoptive family goes through in order to become qualified. There are steps taken including background checks, criminal checks, questionnaires, photos, and home studies before being matched with a potential child.
No reputable adoption attorney or agency will charge you for their services. Schedule an appointment with us today to talk more about this option at no cost to you.