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Is your mind spinning? Trying to decide what’s best for you and your unexpected pregnancy is so difficult. We want you to have answers to all of your adoption questions, and there are a lot of them. It’s okay. You can take your time and ask away.

Which is the Best Adoption Plan for Me?

You may or may not know there are essentially three adoption plans to choose from. No one plan is better than another. They each have their pros and cons. Let’s take a look at them.

A Closed Adoption Plan

Pros

You’re relieved of all the decision making

You remain completely anonymous

You don’t have to build and maintain a new relationship

Cons

You’re not the one to choose the adoptive family

You have no further contact

You’re not able to learn about the progress of your child

An Open Adoption Plan*

Pros

You choose everything from the adoptive family, the plan, the amount of contact, etc.

You build a close relationship with the adoptive family and your child

You gain assurance your child is doing well and thriving in a loving home

Cons

Choosing a family can be time-consuming but we’ll guide you through the process

There is no anonymity 

New relationships take effort to build

 

*Not every state has legally-binding contact or openness agreements. At A Gift of Hope Adoptions, we work hard to find a family match that is open and willing to have ongoing contact with their birth mother if she so desires.

A Semi-Open Adoption Plan

Pros

You choose everything from the adoptive family, the plan, the amount of contact, etc.

You have more anonymity

You only give the adoptive family the information you’re comfortable giving

Cons

Choosing a family can be time-consuming but we’ll guide you through the process

You don’t build as close of a relationship

Less information exchanged means less contact with your child and family

Can I Contact My Child After Placement?

It depends on the type of plan you choose. As you can see, by choosing either an open or semi-open adoption plan, you will have more contact with the adoptive family and your child. 

With open adoption, both parties exchange full names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails. You have the opportunity to set up meetings and be closely involved in the new family’s life. 

With a semi-open adoption, you exchange letters and photos through a 3rd party such as your adoption agency which requires an extra step.

Where Can I Get Answers to My Other Adoption Questions?

Don’t be afraid to ask us questions about adoption. Our counselors are available to chat with you at any time. Just because you call to get information doesn’t mean you are committing to an adoption plan. No one should ever feel manipulated or forced into adoption for their child. We’re here to help you with counseling, referrals, and answers.

 Your questions are valid and A Gift of Hope Adoptions is ready to answer them. Call us today.

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