What Types of Adoption Are Available To Me?
In a time when businesses are closed and stay at home orders are in place, adoption remains available and Adoption Choices of Kansas wants to make you aware of the different forms of adoption that are available. There are three in particular that you, as birth mothers, should be aware of: open adoptions, semi-open adoptions, and closed adoptions. So what adoption choice works best for you?
An open adoption is an adoption process in which both parties keep close contact with each other throughout the process and communicate with each other as much as possible to ensure the child will be placed in the best possible situation. This means that both the adoptive parents and birth parents work closely with each other throughout the adoption process to help the adoption process go more smoothly.
A semi-open adoption is similar to an open adoption, but there may be some procedures put in place that may make the process not as personal as an open adoption. For example, even though the birth and adoption parents may know who each other are, they may not be in as much contact as opposed to being in an open adoption phase. Usually an adoption agency will moderate this type of adoption, but the birth and adoptive parents continue to remain in contact with each other, but not on as much of a level compared to an open adoption.
With a closed adoption, the process is mostly one sided. The adoptive parents may have very little to no information about the biological parents and very little information is shared with the adoptive parents such as medical records. This adoption type is typically used less often compared to semi-open and open adoptions, but may be good to use if someone does not feel as comfortable with adoption on both sides of the adoption process. In other words, it is similar to a “one and done” situation.
At Adoption Choices of Kansas, we want to ensure that we can help with any and all of your adoption needs and getting familiar with the types of available adoption is a great way to get started with the adoption process! To learn more, visit us online or Call Us 877-903-4488 or Text Us 316-209-2071
Author Bio: Hello! My name is Jason and I am an Editorial Intern for Adoption Choices for the Summer of 2020! I am a rising senior English major studying at Siena College in Loudonville, New York! I am originally from the Albany, New York area, but have plans to relocate to sunny Venice, Florida with my mom! Upon completion of my bachelor’s degree, I plan to study General Special Education at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina to earn my Master’s degree where I plan to teach middle school level Special Education!
I am 20 years old and have a unique family, thus why I became interested in interning for Adoption Choices! My parents have been divorced since I was around 7 or 8 years old and currently I live with my mom and my younger sister (17) lives with my dad. I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 3 which is a form of Autism that makes it harder for me to communicate with others in person.
I am also extremely introverted, but I really enjoy writing, thus why I chose to major in English. I also want to co-teach English in the future (two teachers teach in one classroom). I perform very well academically and want to ultimately get my Master’s degree in Special Education so I can help others with disabilities in the classroom setting. I’m looking forward to interning and learning more about the adoption process, while also being able to teach you along the way!
Best, Editorial Intern Jason