Types of Adoption

When referring to “Types of Adoption” in Nevada, adoption language is referencing Open Adoption, Semi-Open Adoption, and Closed Adoption. The type of adoption you choose for your adoption plan will outline the communication you might have with the adoptive family and child.

An Open Adoption has two levels – fully open and semi-open. With fully open adoption, the birth parents and the adoptive parents can have direct contact. This can be through phone calls, emails, letters or visits. Semi-open adoption, also known as mediated adoption, usually has a third party, such as a lawyer or social worker, pass letters or photos between families. Adoption Choices of Nevada is happy to work with you to determine which level would be a better fit for you. If you desire to have a relationship with your baby, then open adoption would be very beneficial to you.

What are the Benefits of Open Adoption?

Is Open Adoption the Right Choice for Me?

The opposite of an open adoption is a Closed Adoption. In a closed adoption there is no communication between the birth mother and the adoptive family nor the birth child. Closed adoptions were very popular for a long time in history, as society believed that contact between a birth mother and her child could be harmful to both parties, especially the child. However, recent research is evolving to change the desired post-placement agreement to be at least semi-open. The benefits to continued contact for both the birth mother and the child outweigh the previous fears that society had regarding open adoption.

Adoption Choices of Nevada would love to answer any of your questions about our adoption program, and to assist you in making an adoption plan that will work for you. Contact Us at 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas)