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How Do I Make an Adoption Plan?

Do you want to make an adoption plan but are a little overwhelmed about where to start? We understand adoption is not an easy road, but one full of hope for you and your child’s future.

We’re here to help you better understand the adoption process so you can feel confident in your journey ahead. You can do this.

Choose From Three Types of Adoption

With adoption, you have options. Choose from three adoption plans depending on the type of relationship you want with your child and adoptive parents.

Open Adoption

Open adoption is the most flexible type of adoption and the most popular type. With this adoption, the birth mother gets to meet with the adoptive family before the child is born.

The adoptive family and birth mother decide on what type of relationship they want and how all communication and visits are done. They will exchange identifying information like full names, addresses, and phone numbers.

Closed Adoption

If you desire more privacy and confidentiality regarding your adoption, closed adoption is a great fit. Some mothers need this type of adoption for safety concerns or if they desire to move on.

With a closed adoption, all identifying information is concealed, and an adoption agency would choose a family based on the birth mother’s desires.

Semi-Open Adoption

Lastly, there’s an option in between. Though uncommon, some women choose semi-open adoption. This type of adoption allows contact between the adoptive family and the birth mother, but it’s all done through an adoption agency or third party. It’s a bit more private than an open adoption, as all identifying information is concealed.

Where Do I Begin?

We at PDHC are here for you as you navigate your adoption options. We’re here to connect you with an adoption agency that believes in and respects each person’s right and responsibility to make the decision that is right for their family.  Contact us today to get answers about adoption and learn more.

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