Typical Open Adoption

A typical open adoption means that the biological parents are permitted to have some type of contact with the adopted child. This can be accomplished many different ways. By phone is the easiest way but sometimes e-mail, letters, or even personal visits might be an...

Open Adoption with Biological Family Contact

Open adoption is when a child gets adopted but the biological parents are still allowed to have a relationship with the child. Depending on the agreement, extended family may be permitted to be involved as well. This means the child’s biological aunts, uncles,...

Closed Adoption

Closed adoption is when a parent or parents adopt a child but the records of the biological parents are kept a secret. Obviously, this can only be done with newborns and very young children who haven’t grown up around their biological parents. This was one of the...

Adoption

In basic terms, adoption is when a child’s custody is given to a person or two people that aren’t the biological parents of that child. Adoption permanently negates the biological parent or parents from any responsibility of that child for the rest of its life. The...