If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption, we can help you get started. 

Whether you don’t feel ready to be a parent or you don’t want to get an abortion, adoption may be a good choice for you. 

There are three different options you can choose from when it comes to adoption. Here’s information on each one. 

Open Adoption

Today, this is the most common form of adoption. In an open adoption plan, you will:

  • Pick and know the adoptive family
  • Decide how much communication you want with the family and your child
  • Have an ongoing relationship with your child and family

Placing your child with a family in an open adoption means you can still be part of his or her life. You will work with the family you choose and your adoption agency to set the terms of exactly how you want that to look. 

Closed Adoption

A closed adoption is the exact opposite of open adoption. In this kind of adoption plan, birth records will be sealed and you will not know the adoptive family. This also means you won’t have any kind of contact or relationship with your child or the adoptive family.

While not as common today, closed adoption is still a viable option especially if you want to move on and start a new chapter in your life. The adoption agency will help you set up your plan. 

Semi-Open Adoption

As the name implies, this adoption plan falls somewhere in the middle of open and closed adoption. 

This plan is the most ambiguous, and you will set the terms of what you want it to look like. You may have limited communication with your child and adoptive family, like sending birthday or holiday cards. 

The most important thing to remember when choosing the plan that’s right for you is that you are in charge. You can make the decisions you are most comfortable with and remain in control of every step of the process. The adoption agency will be with you every step of the way, and after should you need or want emotional support once the process is complete.

Contact us if you need help getting connected to an adoption agency or have questions about adoption!