“Types of Adoption” Outside of Openness 

By Julian Burgos 

One of the great benefits of adoption is that there are many paths that come with the decision to adopt a child. There is a great deal of personal choice for both the birth parents and the adoptive families. Adoption is something that can fit many kinds of lifestyles. If you are a birth mother considering adoption, you’ve come to the right place. Adoption Choices of Colorado can help you find the perfect loving family for your child no matter what your needs are. 

 The Different Types of Adoption 

Before we can begin to find the right family for your baby, we will help you determine what kind of adoption is right for you. You should know that the adoption process consists of three different kinds of adoption for you and your baby. These are called closed, open, and semi-open adoptions.  

  • A closed adoption means that there will be no further contact between you and your child after they are with their adoptive family. This option serves as a “clean break” for you, your baby, and their adoptive family.  
  • An open adoption is the direct opposite of a closed adoption. Both the birth parents and adoptive families receive frequent updates from each other through letters, pictures, phone calls, etc. This option typically gives birth mothers closure and peace of mind knowing their child’s whereabouts and who is raising them.  
  • Semi-open adoptions have the primary goal of finding a balance between closed and open adoptions. A strong semi-open adoption aims at offering the birth mother the boundaries of a closed adoption and freedom of an open adoption. 

Choosing what kind of adoption works best for you is one of the most essential foundations of a successful child adoption. Completing this crucial step will help us pair your baby with the right adoptive family for them.  

 Our Unique Adoptive Families 

After you’ve decided what kind of adoption would best fit your needs for your baby, we will then help you select the perfect family for them. During this stage, it’s important to know that there are many kinds of adoptive families who are eager to adopt. All these families have their individual strengths and differences between each other. There are single parent and co-parent families. We are also in contact with parents of varying ages, meaning some are younger and others are in the later stages of their lives. There are also LGBTQ+ couples who desire a child to adopt and raise in their family. It’s important to take note of some key differences between all of these family types: 

  • Single parent families are just as capable of raising a child as any other family. A single parent can be very independent and make all of their decisions without pushback from a spouse. However, they may become swamped with work, suffer from loneliness, or lack the financial support that a spouse could offer in difficult situations. 
  • Co-parent families with younger parents may have the benefit of having youth on their side. They might not get as burnt out easily from raising their children and may have more energy for physical activities with them. However, older couples may have more wisdom to offer their children and might have more emotional maturity. They might even have more free time depending on their retirement. 
  • LGBTQ+ couples can have the advantage of raising their children in an environment that teaches acceptance and compassion. These parents can foster a culture of tolerance, same-sex acceptance, and teach their children not to have prejudice towards those who are different.  

Adoption agencies like ours perform extensive background checks on all the families that are interested in our adoption services. We also do not exclude anyone based on their race, gender, sexual identity and orientation, etc.  

 Domestic vs. International Adoptions 

We would also like to point out that there are substantial differences between domestic and international adoptions. These differences can be financial, cultural, longer processing timelines, and extensive legal aspects. Due to these legal aspects, Adoption Choices of Colorado would like to disclaim that the information in this article is for general knowledge concerning adoption. The information shared here does not constitute legal advice. For further information on this matter, please consult with an adoption attorney for any specific legal advice concerning your situation. 

International adoptions can exceed the expenses of a domestic adoption due to factors such as traveling costs and longer processing timelines. Due to these processing timelines, an adoptive family might not receive a newborn baby as opposed to domestic adoptions. There are also cultural matters to be accounted for. A baby adopted from a foreign country will come from a different cultural background and have a unique heritage. This is something that should be accounted for by adoptive parents, and they should strategize on how they will deal with these conversations with their child. 

Contact Adoption Choices of Colorado for more information on the Different Types of Adoption and Adoptive Families 

Our agency is happy to help you with any questions or concerns you might have about the services we provide. We know this information can be overwhelming, and we hope Adoption Choices of Colorado has been helpful to you in your adoption research. Giving your baby up for adoption doesn’t have to be a lonesome process. You may be going through many kinds of emotions at the moment, but our agency is designed to help you with whatever you are going through. Please contact our adoption professionals for any kind of help with your situation. We will arrange to meet with you no matter what it takes, even if that means we have to come to you. 

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