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.
src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"> Typically ‘closed adoption’ means that you would have to contact an adoption agency while you’re pregnant, and they will find you a family, to whom you would have to hand over the baby once you give birth.
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.