Types of Adoption: Know Your Options

Find Support and Peace of Mind During Your Adoption Journey

Adoption is one of the hardest and yet most selfless decisions you’ll ever make. As you journey with Courageous Hearts through the adoption process, you might be wondering what types of adoption exist. Working with one of our counselors, we will help you determine which path is best for you and your child. We are here to answer any questions you may have regarding the various types of adoption.

What You & Your Child Deserve

1. You can decide how (and if) you’d like to stay in your child’s life.

2. You get to choose your child’s adoptive family.

3. We’ll be by your side throughout the process.

Types of Adoption


Closed Adoption

In this type of adoption, your little one is sent into the loving arms of his or her new family right away. There is typically no further contact between the birth family and adoptive family after the birth of the child and adoption finalization.


Semi-Open Adoption

If you like the idea of receiving updates about your baby, a semi-open type of adoption might be the right choice. Pictures and updates are exchanged through the adoption agency.


Open Adoption

In an open adoption, you have direct contact with the adoptive family. This can be anything from exchanging pictures & updates by phone, email or a shared website to the potential for in-person visits throughout childhood, if desired.

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