Adoption is adoption, It is a legal term which means: a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit).
There are several different types of adoption relationships:
Closed, semi-open or open. When you have decided that making an adoption plan for your child is the best option for you then you will need to decide which type of adoption you would like to do. This is important for many reasons. First because it is going to effect the relationship you will have with your child, and secondly you will need to find a family that feels the same as you and that has the same expectations about an adoption plan.
Closed Adoption : In a closed adoption no information is exchanged with the people involved. You do not know who the adoptive parents are and they do not know who you are. They may or may not receive any medical information about you either.
Semi-Open Adoption: Information is exchanged but the expectant mom and the adoptive parents never meet or talk with each other. Pictures and letters may be exchanged through the years through the attorney’s office.
Open Adoption: This type of adoption allows exchange of information, pictures and letters through the years, and communication with expectant/birth parents and adoptive family.
Although Open Adoption seems the most challenging it can sometimes be the best choice because:
You can maintain and celebrate the adopted child's connections with all the important people in his or her life.
Open Adoption can allow the child to resolve losses with truth, rather than the fantasy adopted children can create when no information or contact with their birth family is available.