Is a Closed Adoption Better than An Open Adoption?
By Danny Solorzano
You’re probably expecting a child, and you’re wondering what putting a child up for adoption is like. Well, you’ve come to the right place. At Adoption Choices of Kansas, your adoption agencies in Kansas, we have a lot of articles about the adoption process detailing every part of the adoption process you are curious about. We are also one phone call away from helping you with any questions you might have. If you clicked on this article, you probably have one question. Is a closed adoption better than an open adoption? That’s a very complicated answer, but the short answer is it depends. A closed adoption might be a better option if you value privacy. In contrast, open adoption allows you to be honest and establish a connection with your child’s adoptive parents. It might even let you be part of your child’s life after placement. To discuss everything that comes with a closed adoption and open adoption, we will have to break it down. So let’s talk about open adoption first. If you need adoption help now, please call us at 877-903-4488, text us at 316-209-2071, or visit us at Adoption Choices of Kansas.
What an Open Adoption is Like in Kansas
Open adoptions are becoming more popular and more accepted in our society. Open adoption paves the way for open communication with the adoptive parents you choose. Once you choose them, you can contact them without involving us. You decide how to lose you want to be with the adoptive parents in an open adoption. You can share your medical history, contact information, and you can even have them present during your child’s birth. There’s a lot of communication in an open adoption, and you can form deep and personal relationships with your child’s adoptive parents. You can also become involved in your child’s life later on if the adoptive parents and you are okay with it. There are some cons to it, however. Having the adoptive parents involved in your pregnancy and your life might put you under pressure. If you’re a private individual, you might find having the adoptive parents’ involvement less helpful, and you might have difficulty communicating with them. If you value your privacy and do not want to speak to the adoptive parents, this is not the right option. Instead, talk to us about a semi-open adoption which allows you to share information with the adoptive parents but using our local adoption agency team as your messenger.
What A Closed Adoption Looks Like in Kansas
A closed adoption is a much different process than an open adoption. A closed adoption means no contact with the adoptive parents at all. You do not choose the adoptive parents in a closed adoption, as we take on that responsibility. Because of this, the only thing that you share about yourself with the adoptive parents is your medical history. It is only shared so your child’s adoptive parents can look out for any potential inherited illnesses. Other than that, you are guaranteed your privacy, and you can proceed with your pregnancy in accordance with the adoption plan you created. A closed adoption might not be the right choice if you want to choose your child’s adoptive parents, and it’s also not ideal for you if you’re going to have some form of relationship with your child after the adoption process. It is typically harder for birth mothers to reach out to their child’s adoptive family and incorporate themselves into their child’s life in a way that doesn’t bring a significant change into the child’s life. Before choosing a closed adoption, consider all of these cons before moving ahead with this option. And if there’s an aspect that you’re still not unsure of, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Adoption is a Long but Worthwhile Process
Adoption is a long journey, but it’s usually worth all the trouble you go through. You are providing adoptive parents the chance to start or grow their family, giving your child a life they might not have. Whichever adoption option you choose, remember that we are here to help. Contact Adoption Choices of Kansas if you have any questions, and if you’re already going through the adoption process, please reach out to your adoption specialist. We are here to help!
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