Types of Adoption

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There are 3 types of adoption one type is called Open adoption. In this type of adoption the birth parents and the adoptive family have personal interactions with one another. This simply means that in this type of adoption the identities of everyone involved is shared with each other. They can send letters, e-mails, talk on the phone with one another, or visit each other.

There are several types of advantages of an open adoption. Some advantages to the birth parents are that they may have less guilt, a sense of control, and a relationship with the child and the adoptive family. Some advantages for the adoptive family are that they are medically informed, meaning that they have a resource (the birth parents) to turn to in there seems to be problems in the adoptive child’s development. They also have a relationship with the birth parents. Now the adopted child has advantages as well. They have a relationship with there birth parents and there adoptive family. They also have protection against a sense of abandonment. This simply means that they have the opportunity to communicate with his/her birth parents to better understand there reasons for putting them up for adoption.

Another type of adoption is called a Close Adoption. In this type of adoption there is no interaction of any kind between the birth parents and the adoptive family. There are advantages for everyone involved. The advantages for the birth parents are that they have privacy, less responsibilities, and a sense of closure. Now the advantages for the adoptive family is they have family freedom. This means that they are free of the birth parents and can live like a normal family.

The third and final type of adoption is called a Semi-Open Adoption. In this type of adoption the birth parents have no type of interactions with the adoptive family. The identity of everyone involved is kept from one another. The advantages of everyone involved is the same as the advantages in an open...
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