Closed Adoption

Everything you need to know about closed adoption.

Closed Adoption


No mother, or even father for that matter, would want to depart from their child. However, certain circumstances arise in life, that lead to a situation where you have to give the child up for adoption. As painful as this process might be, several couples are left with no choice due to many reasons, ranging from poverty to family pressure and so on. Whatever the reason for you giving up your baby, some birth parents wish to keep it secret and this too could be for numerous reasons. This could be done by the process of ‘closed adoption’. This article will help you understand closed adoption better.

What is ‘closed adoption’?

By this process, the birth parents will have no form of contact with the adoptive families. Here, no information will be given to either party about the other, in order to ensure their privacy. It should be noted however that essential information such as medical history must be disclosed, for the well-being of the child. Most parents choose this form of adoption, as opposed to ‘open adoption, if they do not wish to keep in touch with the child during his/grown years. Effectively, this means that all ties, between the birth parents and the child, will be lost once the child has being taken in by the adoptive family. This is because the adoptive family will not be able to trace the mother, neither will the mother be able to contact the adoptive family.

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Advantages of ‘closed adoption’

Most adoptive families may find that closed adoption does not complicate matters. This is because they have the child to themselves and do not have to worry about the birth parents also contributing in the decision making process with regard to the child’s life. Similarly, the birth parents too will find this form of adoption advantageous as, given how painful giving up a child is, they would be able to go on with life and can try and forget the whole episode because they have no contact with the child whatsoever.

Disadvantages of ‘closed adoption’

Closed adoption does however, have its disadvantages. This may include the fact that

some birth parents may find this form of adoption quite hard because they will never be able to check on the well-being of their child. For the adoptive families, there may be the risk of undisclosed information, as they would never get to communicate with the birth parents directly, even though they would have to give information about medical conditions.

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