“What is the difference in each adoption?”
With Love Adoption Life we believe that open adoption is an adoption relationship in which the adoptive family and birth mother have personal visits with one another, and the birth mother is able to maintain a relationship with the child. Of course, some open adoptions are much more open than others. Some adoptive families welcome the birth mother into their family and share very personal information with them such as addresses and last names. Other open adoptions still keep information confidential and include frequent updates as well as visits one time per year. All adoptive families will be required to keep some form of permanent contact for the birth mother to always reach them.
No two adoptions, and no two open adoptions, will ever look the same.
Semi-Open Adoption is something that falls in between open and closed. We ask all of our families to be open to a semi-open relationship if and when they are presented an adoption situation.
Semi-open adoptions will include the exchange of non-identifiable information and contact mostly mediated through Love Adoption Life. We do however ask that the adoptive families always keep a form of permanent contact for the birth mother to always reach them if she wishes to request pictures and updates.
A semi-open adoption with Love Adoption Life does not include yearly visits and only telephone and email contact to exchange pictures and updates.