How to Choose a Closed Adoption in Colorado
By David Seamonson
There are many reasons to choose adoption, but not everyone knows the type that will work best for them. Within the United States, there are five different types of adoption, and Adoption Choices of Colorado specializes in private adoption in Colorado. Within the private adoption sphere, there are three separate options to choose from. There is the open adoption, the semi-open adoption, and the closed adoption.
These three options determine the amount of time and contact you will want to spend with your baby in the future. In the open adoption and the semi-open adoption, you will be able to see your baby in the future through a different medium. Still, the closed adoption is the one that eliminates all forms of contact between you and your baby.
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What makes me want a closed adoption?
Every birth mother may have a different reason for why they need adoption, but your reason is different from everyone else’s. When you start the adoption process, the first question is the type of adoption. A closed adoption might be for you if you:
- Became unexpectedly pregnant
- Need to move on with your life
- Are wanting to close the door on the past
- Need to reduce the temptation to see your child
- Question if you made the correct choice
With a closed adoption, you are choosing to step out of your baby’s life so that the adopting family can form a closer relationship with your child. You are making the decision to give up your baby for adoption so that you will not have to worry about them in the future. You will be able to choose the family and know that they are raising your baby and will be a great parent to your child.
After deciding on a closed adoption
When you are secure in your decision to stay with a closed adoption, you will then select the adopting family. Just like you, the adopting family has reached out to an adoption agency like Adoption Choices of Colorado to look out for a child’s future. They have chosen the adoption relationship they want to have with you as a birth mother, and they will stick to their decision. An adopting family is subject to a few rules so that you feel confident that you can leave your child in a safe home. They must be over the age of 21, and they must submit themselves to household research. Their home must have the space to raise a child and a solid enough income so that the baby can be cared for, and they must know how to take care of a child.
This procedure is followed for all forms of private adoption so that you can make an easier decision on what family will be best for your child. Even though you chose a form of adoption where you will not see your child, you will still be able to choose their adoptive family. You will not get to meet the family, but you will be able to see the household research from the adoption agency. The research that you will be able to see will contain some information on income, lifestyles, family members and support systems, and a general location of the family’s home. You will not be able to have the phone numbers of the family or their address because of the form of adoption.
After the adoptive family is selected
When this process is completed, you will be able to focus on yourself. Getting through a pregnancy alone is difficult, so we provide you with some forms of financial compensation. The way we do this is by determining if you need our help with hospital bills, maternal clothing, and food and rent expenses. This is to help you keep your feet underneath you through your pregnancy. You will have access to financial support regardless of the form of adoption that you choose.
To finish the closed adoption process, you will sign termination papers to signify that you are no longer the parent or guardian of your child. The adopting family will sign papers to show that they are now the parent/guardian of your baby, and the adoption will be officially complete. You will be able to move forward with your life, know that you made the right choice, and know that there will be no going back.
Choosing Closed Adoption in Colorado
Closed adoption is a great choice for a Private adoption within Colorado. Compared to the other options, it is the most well-known since it is what pop culture has focused on. The adoption choice you make is the best one you make since you are the one who knows what you need. A closed adoption is a form of adoption to allow you to move forward without looking back so that you can open the next chapter in your life without feeling like you are being dragged back down.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to learn more about your adoption options, contact Adoption Choices of Colorado by email, phone, or text: Email Us, Text us: 720-371-1099, Call us: 303-670-4673 (HOPE). If you are hoping to adopt, please contact us here.