Closed Adoption

Closed Adoption
A closed adoption describes a situation in which a woman places her child for adoption without having contact with the child or the adoptive family.

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Open Adoption

Open Adoption
In an open adoption, you may have a relationship with the adoptive family before and after the adoption, and one day, with your child as well.

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Do the Birth Parents Have to Be Named on the Birth Certificate?

Do the Birth Parents Have to Be Named on the Birth Certificate?
If you’re interested in closed adoption and concerned about your privacy, you might have questions about putting your name on the birth certificate. Here’s what you should know.

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Open or Closed Adoption, Pros and Cons

Open or Closed Adoption, Pros and Cons
As you are considering the decision to place your child for adoption, you need to decide which relationship to have with your child and the adoptive parents: open, semi-open or closed.

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Who Names the Baby in Adoption?

Who Names the Baby in Adoption?
If you’re choosing adoption for her baby, you may have some questions about who names the baby. Here are some common questions that adoptive families and birth parents have about choosing a name.

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After I Give My Baby Up for Adoption, Can I Still See Them?

After I Give My Baby Up for Adoption, Can I Still See Them?
It's a common question: "If I give my baby up for adoption, can I see her afterward?" Here are the facts about open adoption and what it could look like for you and your baby.

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