Have You Considered Adoption?

Open Adoption


In open adoption, birth parents and adoptive parents often communicate directly. Parties may exchange contact information and agree on periodic visits. In open adoption, adoptive parents commonly mail pictures and letters to the birth parent so that the birth parent is kept informed about her or his child’s life.

Types of Adoption

Semi Open Adoption


Semi Open Adoption Semi open adoption involves the limited sharing of information between birth parents and adoptive parents through a third party, like an adoption agency. Both the birth and adoptive parents will know basic information about each other. Most communication is done through the third party.

Confidential/Closed Adoption


Confidential Adoption In confidential adoption, little to no information about both birth and adoptive parents is shared. The extent of communication, as with all types of adoption, is determined in advance and agreed upon by the birth parent and adoptive parent.

Questions You May Have About Adoption

If you are considering adoption, here are some questions others have had:


  • How do I begin the adoption process?

  • How will adoption affect me?

  • What are the types of adoption?

  • What does the adoption process looks like?

  • What if I change my mind during the pregnancy or after giving birth?

  • Who covers the expenses involved with a pregnancy?

  • What are my rights as the biological parent?

  • Do I need to tell anyone?

  • What happens after an adoption?