Types of Adoption

A domestic adoption begins with the decision of the birth parents to place their unborn child or baby for adoption with another family. The birth parents can play and active role in the adoption process and decide what kind of adoption plan is best for them. The birth parents can also be involved in the selection process of the adoptive parents and decideĀ  what kind of adoption they want to have:

Open Adoption

is an adoption with an ongoing relationship between the birthparents and adoptive family. This means that both parties have exchanged identifying information and have contact with each other either through letters, pictures, phone calls, or visits. The extent of communication in an open adoption is up to those involved.

Semi-Open Adoption

is one step down from open adoption regarding contact; the birthparents and adoptive parents meet. However, they do not exchange identifying information. There may be ongoing contact between the two parties, but it's typically less often, and it is facilitated through the agency.

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Please call or email us to find out how we can help you with your adoption plan:

Phone: 1-877-436-4530 (toll free) and 1-337-855-7398
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Closed Adoption

offers complete confidentiality. At no time is there any identifying information given to either the birthparents or the adoptive couple about each other. The birthparent allows Adoption Services to pick adoptive parents from their approved, waiting couples, and the baby will be placed with them.

Semi-Closed Adoption

allows the expectant parents to look through a number of "profiles" of couples that are waiting to adopt. All couples have been studied by Adoption Services, and are approved to legally adopt. The birthparents choose a couple to raise their child, but there is no contact, and no exchange of identifying information between the two parties.

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