While finding a solution to an unplanned pregnancy is a big decision, adoption gives birth parents control over the adoption process and allows them to choose the best option. By understanding the different types of adoption available, birth parents can decide which option is best for them and their child.
Open adoption, allows birth parents to choose the adoptive family and to maintain a relationship with their child after the adoption is finalized.
Open adoption can be a good option for birth parents who want to stay involved in their child’s life while ensuring their child is raised in a loving and stable environment.
Birth parents can also choose the level of openness that works best for them and their child, whether it’s regular letters and pictures or occasional visits.
Semi-open adoption involves limited communication and privacy between birth parents and adoptive parents, with letters and pictures exchanged through a third-party intermediary, like an attorney or adoption agency.
It’s a good option for those who desire some level of involvement while still maintaining privacy.
Closed adoption, allows birth parents to move on after the birth and not have ongoing contact with their child or the adoptive family.
Closed adoption can be a good option for birth parents wanting privacy and closure after the adoption is finalized.
In all types of adoption, birth parents can design a situation that works best for them and their child. Adoption can be difficult, but it can also give birth parents peace of mind that their child is being raised in a safe and loving environment.
Alpha Center offers support to expecting parents considering adoption. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and to learn more about your options.