Understanding the Three Types of Adoption as a Birth Mother in Reno
As a birth mother, you can determine how much involvement you wish to have with your child and his or her adopted family. Your forms of contact for the future are generally decided between open, semi-open and closed adoptions. Here at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno, we will provide full support for your decision and educate you along the way.
Between the three types of adoption -- open, semi-open and closed adoptions -- you will learn how each provides a different layout for the relationship you have with your child. During your adoption journey, we will remain supportive of your preferences. We understand each adoption process is different from the next.
Choosing an Open Adoption
Depending on the circumstances, a birth mother may want to be in contact with her child's adoptive family. There are no communication restrictions between the adoptive parent(s) and the birth mother in an open adoption. Updates on your child's development in life are freely shared between the two parties.
Everything regarding communication is agreed between the birth mother and the adoptive family. Such negotiations can range from types of communication (i.e. phone calls, text messaging, postal mail or in-person gatherings), the frequency of contact, and the details about your child's livelihood. The environment of an open adoption is sometimes preferred because a birth mother may want that extra bit of assurance on their child's well-being. Both you and your child’s adoptive parent(s) come to such cooperation, believing it to be the most healthy outcome for the family circle and, especially, your child.
Overall, this type of adoption does require the most strategic forms of communication between families; however, your adoption caseworker at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno will be available to provide guidance on how best to organize your open adoption agreement.
Choosing a Semi-Open Adoption
The purpose of a semi-open adoption is to connect birth and adoptive families with an adaptable form of privacy. To further explain, a birth mother has contact with the adoptive family, but only through our adoption agency. We serve as the link between the two families and mediate all communication through a secure online portal called ChildConnect. This allows you and your child’s adoptive family exchange letters, photos and other updates from a safe, respectful distance.
The unique feature about a semi-open adoption is that it can be agreed upon to become fully open. If you, as a birth mother, wish to reduce privacy with your semi-open adoption, the opportunity is always available. At Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno, we genuinely want you to feel satisfied with your choice of communication and will work to change it if you believe it to be necessary.
Choosing a Closed Adoption
The option for a closed adoption is designed to ensure the most privacy for the birth mother. We understand that not every adoption journey is the same. Those who wish to follow through with a closed adoption are guaranteed to have a higher level of privacy. Because we live in the age of technology, though, it’s important to keep in mind that you may not be able to have complete privacy. But, generally, closed adoptions include an inability for both parties to remain in contact.
Our adoption agency will ensure privacy by keeping all records of the birth mother and the child's development confidential. By doing so, a birth mother will receive the most sound form of privacy, before, during and after the adoption process. It is important to remember that any birth mother who feels a necessity to retain some form of contact should consider choosing a semi-open adoption. A closed adoption has fundamentals to be more anonymous and permanent than the previous types.
Why are There Three Types of Adoption?
The adoption process for any individual tends to be heavy with specifics and meticulous with security and safety. A birth mother's preferences regarding privacy are supported fully by our adoption agency. No situation is identical to the other. That is why options for private records remain a part of the entire adoption process.
We will stand by the decision you, as a birth mother, have made for your privacy. While some forms of adoption attain more flexibility, it’s our commitment to make sure your adoption journey runs as smoothly and as successfully as it can. We hope to help make your final choice as stress-free and comforting as possible. Your journey as a birth mother is important to us at Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno. However you decide to follow through with your adoption journey, we are on your side.
Adoption and Surrogacy Choices of Reno has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can call us to speak to someone now!