Adoption is a very loving parenting decision to make. There are thousands of people ready to be excellent parents. They are hoping to adopt a baby. Adoption agency workers will assist you in designing a plan that is right for you. o
In some cases, you as the birth parent may not desire a certain level of communication with your child’s adoptive family and in other cases, it may be uncomfortable for the adoptive family.
For situations like this, closed adoption may be an ideal solution. It offers an arrangement that provides less communication and interaction between the expecting mother and the adoptive family.
A “closed adoption” refers to an adoption when the birth parent(s) request that the adoption agency choose an adoptive family for their baby, or they choose the family from agency profiles, but do not meet them.
No information, except social/ medical (which Ohio law requires), is shared with the adoptive family.
An “open adoption” refers to an adoption where the adoptive parents and birth parents share certain information and, in some cases, agree to some type of ongoing contact. The range of openness can include:
Birth parents providing special mementos (baby blanket, frame, book, letter, etc.) to the adoptive parents to share with the baby.
Birth parents and adoptive parents exchanging first names and photographs.
Ongoing communication between birth parents and adoptive parents in the form of letters or photographs sent through the adoption agency.
Birth parents and adoptive parents meeting each other, sharing full identifying information and having ongoing contact directly through years.
Is It Right For You?
We’ve been privileged to help many women through the adoption process through the years. We are happy to share our experience with you and guide you through the process in a relaxed comfortable environment. Need someone to talk to? We are always here to answer your questions and provide support, free of charge.