Open adoptions are more popular because they provide numerous benefits for all involved parties, including the birth parents, the adoptive parents, and most importantly, the adopted child.
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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Placing a Baby for Adoption Does Not Mean Goodbye
There exists a common misconception that adoption means an eternal “goodbye” and a permanent severance of all ties. In modern adoptions, the concept of openness offers numerous benefits to all parties involved.
The historical portrayal of adoption in popular media and society has often depicted it as a secretive and closed process. Over time, this perception has become embedded in people’s minds, leading to the erroneous belief that birth parents surrender all rights and connections forever.
A general lack of understanding about the evolution of adoption and its various forms contributes to the prevalent misconception. Many people are unaware of the existence and benefits of open adoption, causing them to assume that birth parents no longer have a role or connection to their child once the adoption is finalized.
What are the Benefits of a Placing a Baby for Adoption in an Open Adoption?
Contrary to popular belief, the act of placing a baby for adoption does not have to mean a permanent goodbye or a complete severance of connections. Open adoption has emerged as a viable option offering multiple advantages for all involved parties. By recognizing the benefits of open adoption, society can help dispel the misconception that adoption means an eternal separation, and encourage a more informed and compassionate discourse on this important topic.
Contact Adoption Choices of Florida
Adoption Choices of Florida offers all 3 levels of adoption plans. It is more common in modern adoption for open or semi-open adoption plans. If you have any questions regarding the level of openness or type of adoption you are interested in pursuing, please contact us online or call us at 833-352-3678.