Adopting a child is a big decision for a person. However, the decision making doesn’t conclude here. Now you will have to undergo the long adoption process, and first of all, you will have to choose between different types of adoption programs you may not be ever aware of.
Here is a guide to different types of adoption that will make your task easier.
Domestic adoption refers to the adoption process of a child from the birth mom which is carried out within the United States. It can be done through child adoption services, or parents seeking to adopt the child advertise to find a pregnant mother who is willing to give up her baby for adoption. The logistics are then handled by a lawyer. In this type, you can meet the parents of the child and get to know their background. However, the negative aspect of this process is the parents interested in adoption depend at the mercy of the birth parents.
- Open and closed adoption
Open and closed scenarios fall within the domestic adoption program. An open adoption gives the birth mom rights to visit the child and keep connected to him/her through letters, pictures, (meetings are not mandated), etc.
In a closed adoption, the birth mom signs away her rights to the adoption family after the delivery of the child. After then she cannot keep contact with the child.
Interstate adoption includes the adoption of four years or older child via an agency in another state. In this type, adopting parents can choose the child or even meet him/her before adoption. In interstate adoption, parents get more control over the entire process. Plus, this type is more affordable than others.
International adoption, done from a number of countries (like China, Korea, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Haiti, etc.) is a popular choice among parents, and you can adopt a baby as young as four months. The positive thing about this program type is no waiting to make sure if the birth mother changes her mind. Plus, no probability of any future contact with birth family. However, you have little or no control over the entire process. In some cases, you may be expected to reside in the country for some time as a part of the process.
No matter what type you choose for the adoption process, it is the child who should be your prime concern during adoption.