Adoption Services: Are Open Adoptions in Colorado Better than Closed Adoptions?

By Jillian Pappas

At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we understand that an unexpected pregnancy can be a big surprise. As a result, many decisions need to be made to prepare for the future. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we have a dedicated team to help you make these decisions and prepare for your future. There are three types of adoption in Colorado. There are open adoptions, semi-open adoptions, and closed adoptions. All three types of adoption are good choices, and a birth mother needs to consider all three options before making her decision carefully. 

One of the biggest questions facing birth mothers considering adoption is deciding what type of adoption they should choose. An adoption type is the type of adoption that your child will undergo. Every adoption journey is different and unique. No two adoption journeys are the same. It would be best if you decided what is best for you and your situation. 

If you need adoption help now, please call or text us at 303-670-4673 (HOPE) or visit us at Adoption Choices of Colorado.

Open Adoptions

You may find yourself wondering what an open adoption in Colorado is. At Adoption Choices of Colorado, an adoption in which the birth mother remains in contact with the adoptive family and the child. Open adoption varies case by case, and no two are the same. In some open adoptions, the birth mother and the adoptive family frequently visit each other and remain in close contact. The birth mother remains in touch via phone calls or emails in other open adoptions. 

Open adoptions are becoming increasingly more popular in the United States, and it’s for a good reason. The ability to grow a relationship between the birth mother and the adoptive family appeals to many. In addition, the open line of communication between the birth mother and the adoptive family can be beneficial, especially as it pertains to family health history regarding the child.

Semi-Open Adoptions

Semi-open adoption means a third party, like an adoption agency, shares information between the birth mother and parents. This type of adoption is seen as being “the best of both worlds” in adoption. It allows the birth mother to remain in contact but still keep the privacy of a closed adoption. In addition, a semi-open adoption allows the birth mother to eliminate much of the stress of the adoption journey by enabling the agency to take the lead. This takes the pressure off the birth mother and can lead to a healthy and happy pregnancy. 

Closed Adoptions

The third and final adoption type is a closed adoption. A closed adoption in Colorado is adoptions in which the entire adoption process is private. This means that no contact information is shared between the birth mother and the adoptive family. Some birth mothers choose closed adoptions because of the closure that it provides. Other birth mothers choose a closed adoption because they feel it is ultimately the best decision for their child. A closed adoption is a good choice for a birth mother. It can provide the closure that an unexpected pregnancy might need. 

Which Adoption Type is Best?

It’s impossible to say which adoption type is best because all adoptions are unique! What may be an excellent choice for one birth mother may not be the best choice. It’s crucial you make the decision based on your scenario. Some birth mothers choose closed adoptions and some select open adoptions. All adoption types are valid, and all of these choices are made with love. 

Closed adoptions used to be extremely popular in the United States. However, much of the reason as to why is because of the stigma surrounding adoption. Nowadays, adoption can be a positive experience for all involved, whether that’s with an open adoption in which the birth mother and adoptive family remain in close contact or whether the birth mother selected a closed adoption for her child. 

At Adoption Choices of Colorado, we encourage the birth mother to consider all of her options surrounding the type of adoption before making her final decision. Adoption Choices of Colorado encourages open adoption for a variety of reasons. However, we understand that the decision is ultimately your own, and we are here to support your decision every step of the way.

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.

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