Adoption is a beautiful process, providing parents with the opportunity to complete their families and giving children the chance to to grow up in a loving environment. We understand that it can also be difficult, as there are many moving pieces in a child’s life, and each needs to work with the other in order for the experience to be truly successful. At A Is 4 Adoption, we are passionate about our children and our parents, working with both in order to find the most fruitful path for everyone involved. By choosing private adoption in California, you are choosing to give a child hope, and we are here to help.
Because our goal is to create a custom, private adoption plan for each child which will fulfill both the adoptive parents’ and birth mother’s wishes, we work with both in order to determine whether to choose an open, semi-open or closed adoption. If you are considering adopting a child or putting your child up for adoption, we recommend that you start thinking about which type of adoption you want right away.
With an open adoption, there is regular and ongoing contact between the child and the birth family. For the child’s happiness, this form of adoption requires both the birth and adoptive parents to work together peacefully and arrange for face-to-face visits from the birth parents. If both birth and adoptive parents are willing to have an open adoption, we will encourage and, in many cases, arrange for several meetings before the adoption to ensure that each family can work with the other.
Semi-open adoptions still allow for open contact between the birth family and the adopted child, but this contact is generally limited to letters and photos. Many families choose this option because it allows the child to understand that they are loved by both families without adding the complexity of personal visits. While there is limited contact between the birth parents and child, this form still requires each family to work with the other so that the child can grow up in a loving, accepting environment.
With a closed adoption, there is absolutely no contact between the birth family and the adoptive family. In some cases, the birthmother’s information is sealed so that the adoptive family only sees the child that is coming into their lives, not where he/she came from.
We encourage you to carefully consider each form of adoption, and decide which type will benefit the child most. We understand that this is a decision that will affect you and your family for the child’s entire life. If you need help facing this lifelong decision, contact our California adoption center today, and stay tuned next week for more information about how to make this choice.
We are here for you and for your child. Whether you are looking to adopt or looking to place your child up for adoption, A Is 4 Adoption is here to help make the transition as easy and as successful as possible. Because we are a private adoption center, we are not limited to location. We typically take babies for adoption from California, but adoptive parents can be from almost anywhere in the United States.
Our experienced, caring and understanding staff is ready to help. Contact us today and see how private adoption can change your life.