Adoption is a pregnancy option that’s full of choices—depending on your goals and what you’re comfortable with. 

This article will highlight the essentials you need to know about the different types of adoption. But if you’re looking to speak with someone about adoption and your other pregnancy options or find free pregnancy resources, contact the Pregnancy Help Center of South County today to schedule a confidential appointment. 

How Does Adoption Work? 

Adoption is the process of carrying your pregnancy to term and legally allowing an adoptive family to raise your child. It’s essential to understand that adoption is a parenting decision by choosing to give your child a future. 

When you choose adoption, you work closely with an adoption agency or attorney to ensure your goals and desires are considered. One of the primary decisions you will make in the adoption process is choosing the type of adoption that is best for you.

The different types of adoption include open, semi-open, and closed. 

Open Adoption

As the name suggests, open adoption is the most open and flexible option. 

You can select the adoptive family if you choose an open adoption plan. You will learn all about them, and you can decide to share information about yourself.

You also get to decide whether you want to have open communication with the adoptive family and child and in what ways. For example, you can choose to have phone calls, in-person visits, or email exchanges with the adoptive family and your child.

Semi-Open Adoption

Semi-open adoption is similar to open adoption, but a third party (usually the adoption agency or attorney) mediates all communication. For example, if you write an email, it will be sent by the agency or attorney.  A semi-open adoption allows you to keep your identifying information confidential. 

Closed Adoption

Closed adoption is the most restricted adoption plan. With a closed adoption, you and the adoptive family and your child will have no communication, and you won’t know anything about each other (although the adoption coordinator will share your medical history with the adoptive family). 

You’re Not Alone

Navigating your pregnancy options can feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this. We’re here for you at Pregnancy Help Center. 

While we don’t provide adoption services, we’re here to walk you through the essentials you need to know about adoption and your other pregnancy options. We can also connect you with a reputable adoption agency.

Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment.