Adoption is sometimes confusing. We want to clear up any misunderstandings about the adoption process.

Adoption has changed over the years, and mothers have lots of input when it comes to adoption decisions.

What Is Adoption Like? 

For some women, adoption can be a difficult decision. Though it’s not an easy choice to make, certain adoption plans offer a chance to stay in contact with your child.

Motherhood is unique for every woman. When a woman believes she is not going to be able to parent her child, making an adoption plan becomes an option to consider. Many adoptive families are waiting to adopt today.

Types of Adoption Plans

There are three principal adoption plans: open, semi-open, and closed. These plans can accommodate your present and future circumstances. Two plans allow you the opportunity to keep in contact with your child and the adoptive family. You choose the plan that’s right for you.

Open Adoption

Open adoption is the most common type. It gives you the opportunity for a relationship with your child and the adoptive family.

With this type of adoption, the birth mother decides who will be the adoptive family. She could place her child with friends, relatives, or a couple she selects through an adoption specialist.

Although an Open Adoption Contact Agreement is not legally enforceable in Texas, it does help the birth mother and adoptive family list the amount of contact they want.

Semi-Open Adoption

A semi-open adoption (also known as a mediated adoption) is similar to an open plan. You still have contact with the adoptive family, but all contact is sent through a third party, such as your adoption agency, lawyer, or other coordinator. It provides more privacy.

Closed Adoption 

A closed adoption is precisely like it sounds. The birth mother remains completely anonymous. The adoptive family and birth mother have no contact with one another.

All identifying information remains closed. Possible benefits to closed adoption include emotional closure and a safe place for the child if there is an unsafe environment at home.

Making Your Decision

You may wonder if this choice is right for you. Our Bloom Pregnancy Help Center team is here to help you navigate all the questions that come up with this pregnancy choice.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment to discuss adoption with us. We can point you to community resources and reputable agencies to help you get the support you need to begin.