There Are Three Types of Adoption in Florida
When you are considering adoption, there are three different levels of openness or types of adoption: open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption. There is no right or wrong way to choose one over the other. All that matters is determining which adoption path best suits you and your family.
An open adoption agreement is carefully arranged and agreed upon by both the birth family and adoptive families. You exchange contact information, health information, and in most cases, the birth mother may even remain an active part of the child’s life.
The level of connectedness all depends on the individual comfort level, and the birth mother can be as active or inactive in the child’s life as she decides. Adoption Choices of Florida encourages birth mothers and adoptive families to consider some level of open adoption (or semi-open adoption). Open adoptions have been shown to be beneficial for everyone in the adoption triad.
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Letters and photos between the adoptive and birth parents can be exchanged through a secure, confidential, online resource that our agency helps you set up. If a birth mother doesn’t want to be too involved in her child’s life, but still wants to know how he or she is doing, this is a great option.
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In a closed adoption, there is no contact between birth parents and adoptive parents. These are not as common in modern adoption as in the past, but birth or adoptive parents might prefer this level of openness, depending on their personal circumstances or situations. For instance, if a birth mother wants to place her baby for adoption in a loving home and move forward with her life.
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