When it comes to choosing adoption for your baby or toddler, you have a lot of control in the adoption process. One of the things we discuss with expectant parents are the three types of adoptions. Through explanation and discussion, we can help you determine which type of adoption is best for you and your situation. Open Arms Adoption offers all three types of adoptions.
Open adoption allows the birth mother and adoptive family to stay in contact with one another through letters, phone calls, and visits. Birth mothers who choose open adoption are eager to keep up and maintain a relationship with their child. The mode and frequency of contact is something birth mothers will discuss with their chosen family ahead of time. Choosing an open adoption could be the right path for you. An Open Arms counselor will help you make that decision with no pressure if you change your mind.
In a semi-open adoption, the birth mother stays connected to the adoptive family through the involvement of Open Arms Adoption. There is no direct contact between birth parents and the child. Birth parents who choose semi-open adoption want to maintain their privacy while having the peace of mind that comes from letters or photos. There is also an opportunity to share health related information that could help the adopted child and the adoptive family.
A closed or confidential adoption offers complete privacy and confidentiality to the birth family. Expectant parents who choose closed adoptions may feel that updates and contact would be too emotionally painful. Even with a closed adoption, there is flexibility. If a birth mother decides she wants to connect with the adoptive family at any time in the future, Open Arms Adoption will happily help you through that process.
We know you have many questions about adoption. Open Arms is here to consult with you or meet you at a location of your choice to go over these options. Talk to an adoption professional without pressure today. We can help you on the next steps of the adoption process.