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Your Adoption Choice

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption? Consider the three basic types of adoption plans.  If adoption is best choice, we can help you create a personalized adoption plan reflecting your wishes.

Three basic adoption choices

An adoption plan should be personalized, reflecting the wishes of a birth parent regarding the type of contact desired with an adoptive family, if any, both during pregnancy and after adoption.

Confidential Adoption Plan

  • Confidential adoption plans (aka “closed” adoption) are selected by birth parents who do not want to share their information with an adoptive family and who want no relationship before or after the adoption occurs. Birth parents may select an adoptive family or ask the agency to choose a family on their behalf and the parties do not meet. This type of plan offers complete privacy to the birth parents.

Semi Open Adoption Plan

  • Semi open adoption plans are chosen by birth parents that wish for limited contact with the adoptive family during pregnancy and after the adoption. The parties may exchange non-identifying information (e.g., first names and the state/region in which they reside), but their identifying information remains private. The parties may exchange pictures and letter updates through the adoption agency on an ongoing basis (until the child turns 18).  The parties may even upload pictures and videos to a dedicated, private website.  This type of adoption plan offers privacy to the parties with ongoing communication.

Open Adoption Plan

  • Open adoption plans are selected by birth parents wishing a degree of ongoing, in person contact with the adoptive family and the child during pregnancy and after the adoption takes place. It involves an open exchange of identifying information between the parties (such as names, addresses, and phone numbers).

Personalize Your Adoption Plan

Alliance for Children can help you create a personalized adoption plan reflecting your wishes. Working together, we encouraged you to play an active role in choosing a pre-approved adoptive family .  This may provide greater peace of mind that your adoption plan is the best choice for you and your child.

Are you ready to talk?  Our professional staff is here to offer support and help you get started.  If you are not ready to talk, read on to learn more about adoption planning with Alliance for Children.

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