Types Of Adoption

11 January 2018
 Categories: Relationships & Family, Blog


Adoption is a great option for young women who had not have the means to provide for a child but still want to bring their baby into the world. The baby gets a great life, and they also get a family that have the money and love to spare. There are a number of different types of adoptions that allow the child, the birth parents, and the adoptive parents the greatest solution for their unique situation. 

Open Adoption

An open adoption gives the birth parents  the opportunity to stay in contact with their child by providing their names and personal contact information. This gives the child the opportunity to develop a relationship if they choose or to contact their birth parents in the case of a medical emergency. In some situations, the open adoption may even include phone calls and visits. Both parties will agree how much involvement the adoptive parents will have in their child's life, and this ranges greatly. Some situations are labeled semi-open adoptions because while the birth parents' information will always be available, there is no regular contact or visitation. An open adoption can make your family nontraditional and confusing, but it can also offer even more love for the child. Laws vary from state to state about whether an open adoption can be legally enforced, and 20 states to protect the birth mother in cases of open adoption, 21 states have vague laws that leave it up to the court, and 9 states do not enforce open adoptions. 

Closed Adoption

In a closed adoption, the birth parents do not provide their information to the adoptive parents. Less than one in every ten adoptions in the United States is a closed adoption, but it is still very popular internationally. Closed adoptions allow the adoptive family to explain the situation in their own time and in their own way. The adoptive parents also don't have ti worry about the birth parents stepping in at a later date. Unfortunately, you will not know anything about the child's medical history or ethnicity. 

Foster Care

Sometimes, it is in the best situation for the child for the court to remove them from their parents' care. If no one else can step in, the child will be put into foster care. While in foster care, a child will stay with foster families or in a group home until they get officially adopted. 

Contact an adoption agency for more help.