Birth Parents Blog

The Three Types of Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 9, 2013

If you are just starting to think about adoption, you may wonder what it’s all about. Well to start, there are three types of adoption, and you have the choice to decide the type of adoption and relationship you prefer to have with your child and the family.

• Open adoption - You choose the family for your child. You can have contact with the family and your child if you like. You may choose to have letters and photos exchanged or even occasional visits.

• Semi-open adoption - You may be able to choose the family, but only your first names are shared, photos and letters may be an option, or there may be little to no contact.

• Closed adoption - An adoption professional chooses the family for you and you will not have any contact with the family or your child

If you have questions on any one of these three types of adoption, please give us a call at Lifetime Adoption: 1-800-923-6784.

Topics: Adoption, Open Adoption