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Types of Adoption

Types of Adoption

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, you have options. There are several different types of adoption, and it’s important that you are as informed as possible on each type before choosing an adoptive family for your child. LifeLong Adoptions can help you make the best choice for you, your baby, and your baby’s future family.

Open Adoption

Open adoption is the most common form of adoption in the United States. Open adoption involves ongoing contact between birth families and adoptive families. While different levels of openness exist, there are some common forms of contact. A fully open adoption involves visits between the birthmother, the adoptive parents, and the child.

Semi-Open Adoption

In a semi-open adoption, arrangements involve the exchange of letters and pictures without the in-person contact. The children involved don’t normally have any direct contact with their birthparents.

Closed Adoption

In a closed adoption, there is no ongoing contact between birth families and adoptive families. They are usually anonymous, meaning little to no identifying information is shared between families.

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