Adopting a child is a wonderful way to add to your family. Not only does it help you grow your family, but it also helps the child to be able to enjoy a loving family. If you are considering adoption, you should make sure that you understand the different types of adoptions and other points about the process that can impact the outcome of the case.
We know that you are probably ready to get the process going so that you can find a child who you feel comfortable welcoming into your life. One of the first choices that you will have to make is what type of adoption you want. There are two types -- open and closed -- that you choose from. The type you choose determines what kind of participation the birth parents will have in the child's life.
In an open adoption, the birth parents would have at least some involvement in the child's life. If you choose this type of adoption, you and the birth parents will be able to decide on how extensive and what type of contact they have with the child. This can be anything from you sending pictures of the child to the birth parents up to the birth parents being invited to spend time with the child.
In a closed adoption, the birth parents don't have any contact with the child. You won't know who the birth parents are, but the child will be able to find out who they are when he or she becomes an adult.
We know that this is a lot to think about, but these points can all have a big effect on your life with your adopted child. We can help you to evaluate your decisions to determine how each applies to your case.