Will I Have a Relationship with My Child if I Place Them for Adoption?

If you’re considering placing your child for adoption after birth, you likely have many questions. Many women wonder what kind of relationship they will have with their child after placing him or her for adoption. 

The good news? You are in control of the adoption process and you can choose the type of adoption you want to have an ongoing relationship with your child!

On the other hand, if you prefer not to have a relationship with your child, that’s okay, too. 

Below, we break down the different types of adoption plans you can choose from to have a relationship if you want one. 

Open Adoption 

If a relationship with your child after adoption is important to you, you’ll work with an adoption agency to set up an adoption plan. 

You’ll be able to choose the adoptive family, communicate with them, and decide what you want your relationship with them and your child to look like. 

You can have ongoing communication and even meet in person to be part of your child’s life. 

Closed Adoption

If you don’t want a relationship with your child, you’ll choose a closed adoption plan. This means birth records will be sealed and you won’t know your child or adoptive family. 

Many women who want to move on to a new chapter in their lives choose this option. 

Semi-Open Adoption

This plan falls somewhere in between an open and closed adoption, allowing you a lot of flexibility to create the plan that feels right for you.

In a semi-open adoption plan, you can choose the type of communication you’d like to have with your child, as well as the frequency of communication. 

The type of contact you have with your child and the adoptive family can change over time in a semi-open adoption. 

The most important thing to know about the adoption process is that you are in charge. You can choose the plan that’s best for you and set the terms you are most comfortable with. 

Work with an Agency

If putting together an adoption plan feels overwhelming or if you still aren’t sure what you want to do, we can help. 

Reach out today to learn more about our adoption services and how you can get started with your plan today.

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