Types of Adoption
There are different types of adoption including open adoption, semi open adoption, and closed adoption. Open adoption is an adoption in which the birth parents and adoptive parents are in an open relationship that usually gets established during pregnancy or shortly after birth.
What Open Adoption Looks Like
While open adoption is on a continuum, many open adoptions include visits, photos, contact (emails, texts, phone calls) throughout the child’s life. Open adoptions evolve and change as the child grows.
The hope with open adoption is that the child will always have access to his or her birth parents. Sometimes open adoption can include other extended birth family members.
Our families at Christian Family Care are open to at least three to four visits per year with contact in between.