How Semi-Open Adoption in Arizona Can Benefit You
You may be feeling indecisive when deciding on what adoption plan is right for you. For one, you want to maintain a relationship with your child and the adoptive family and decide on the birth mother. But, you also want to keep your personal information private and have closure throughout the adoption process. If you are a birth mother, or birth family, wanting both these things, then Adoption Choices of Arizona can offer an alternative. Adoption Choices of Arizona can provide the best adoption process that gives the birth mother control of the adoption process while maintaining closure and privacy. Semi-open adoption can benefit both the adoptive family and child as well.
What is Semi-Open Adoption in Arizona?
Semi-open adoption is when the birth parents or birth family want to know about their child’s upbringing without having to interfere with their child’s new life. Whatever the reasons may be for you to decide on giving your baby up for adoption, semi-open adoption is a way for the birth mother to have privacy about their adoptive decision while also having information on their child’s growth. Interaction is all taken care of through the adoption agency. As an agency, we take care of all forms of communication between both families to ensure the adoption process goes smoothly. We are to make sure your adoption journey is a safe, healthy experience under your terms. You want what’s best for your child, and our job is to help you through it.
How Does Semi-Open Adoption Work?
The adoption agency is considered your mediator throughout the entire process before and after the adoption in Arizona. Communication from both adoptive family and birth family is conducted through your adoptions agency. Types of communication include:
- Letters or pictures: through the agency, the birth and adoptive families can exchange messages regarding the child(ren) and their progress, development, achievements, events, and more. Images are another additional way to see what the child looks like.
- Email exchanges from a separate email address: Having a different email to exchange messages with adoptive and birth families helps keep things private and is exclusively used to communicate any information. Whether it’s the child reaching out for information or the family wanting to update you, it’s easier to separate personal email.
- Conference calls with adoptive and birth families there with an adoption specialist present: Before and after the adoption process, calling to check on the adoptive and birth family is important. It can be a conference call or a phone call. An adoption specialist from the adoption agency must be present to mediate the call.
Advantages for The Birth Family
As the birth parent or birth family, you have control over who is adopting your child. You get to decide who is the right adoptive family for your child. There is also privacy about who you are. Semi-open adoption is a way for you to get involved without having your personal information exposed. If you are not comfortable with sharing your first and last name, what state you live in, your home address, these bits of information will not be shared with the adoptive family. Semi-open adoption can help you feel less guilt or worry about the child’s well-being and who is taking care of them. This will help you feel affirmed about making the right decision for the child and yourself.
How Will Semi-Open Adoption Affect My Child?
You may be wondering as the child grows up how this will affect their development. Having a semi-open adoption is an opportunity for the child as well. The child will have the opportunity to find out information regarding you as a birth parent. This method of adoption helps the child receive information about the adoptive family and birth family. Any information can help answer questions regarding the birth parents’ medical history and background.
This also helps prevent the idea of abandonment. Your decision to keep tabs on your child and their life will help them know the decision you made was the right choice for them. It can also make them realize how you were there every step of the way, maintaining a distance for their sake. Whatever your intentions and reasons were for that decision to be made, it was all for the child to have a fulfilling life.
With these ending results that can occur in the future, it should have a positive outcome for their development and provide them a sense of closure.
How to Benefit from Semi-Open Adoption in Arizona
Navigating this semi-open adoption process can have its challenges. But the right thing to do is your research. Find a place that can protect your interests when deciding to find an adoptive family. Adoption Choices of Arizona can be the agency for you.
For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
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