Closed adoption means that all information—except for strictly necessary medical details—will remain anonymous between you and the adoptive family and child.

Closed adoption is the opposite of open adoption, which accounts for the majority of adoptions today. In an open adoption, you get to decide how often and in what ways communication happens between you and the adoptive family and child.

If you’re considering adoption for your pregnancy, it’s important to be as informed as possible to discover whether this is the best option for you and your situation. 

Keep reading to learn the essentials you should know about adoption. You can also contact Pregnancy Help Center of South County today to connect with our caring team.

How Does Adoption Work?

Adoption is a choice that’s full of options, depending on what you’re comfortable with. 

If you’re considering adoption, the first step is to meet with an adoption counselor who will walk you through all your options and answer your questions. 

You and the adoption counselor will work together to create an adoption plan that outlines your goals for the adoption process. 

There are three main types of adoption plans: closed, open, and semi-open. The type of plan you choose depends on whether you want to communicate with the adoptive family and child or whether you want to remain anonymous. 

Is Adoption Right for Me?

Only you can decide if adoption is right for you, but learning all you can about the process will help you make an educated choice for how to move forward. 

When considering adoption, it can help to ask yourself the following questions:

  • How might I feel if I choose adoption?
  • What might my life look like in the future if I choose adoption?
  • Would I want to stay in contact with the adoptive family and child?
  • What questions do I still have about adoption?

You’re Not Alone

You’re not alone as you navigate your pregnancy options. At Pregnancy Help Center, we’re here for you.

Come talk to us about adoption and learn more about all your pregnancy options. We offer medically accurate information and no-cost services to help you feel empowered to move forward.