The degree of openness in a semi-open adoption is
pre-determined and agreed upon by both the birthparents and adoptive parents. There
are a number of advantages to semi-open adoption for Birthparents.
Birthparents may have some degree of control, during the matching
process. Birthparents are able to review a ProfileBook, and possibly interview
prospective adoptive parents. Birthparents are able to choose the adoptive parents. Communication may take place through the agency
or via telephone communication. The sharing of non-identifying information provides a sense of privacy
to the birthparents.
Communication, as predetermined prior to placement between the
adoptive parents and birthparents may include: photographs, letters, or phone
calls, and more. This communication can assist birthparents in improved mourning,
or lesson guilt that they may experience after placement. It may provide birthparents
with a better overall sense of security of the well-being of the adopted child.
Labels: Adoption 101, adoption facts, Birthparents, Domestic Adoption, Domestic verus International, Parenting, Semi-Open Adoption