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Open Adoption: This is the most common choice for expectant mothers making an adoption plan. The adoption is "open," because the expectant mother will pick the family, she'll get to know the family, and she'll have a plan for an ongoing relationship. The relationship often start building before delivery. The expectant mother and the prospective adoptive parents typically exchange direct contact information, such as phone numbers and email addresses. After placement, the adoptive family will have an ongoing relationship with the birth mom through direct contact (phone calls, texts, emails) and visits. In any open adoptions, there are annual visits.
Semi-Open (Semi-Private) Adoption: This is another common option. The expectant mother picks the family and may decide to meet the family and build a relationship before delivery. After the baby is placed, the contact is mostly through pictures and letters, and there are usually no personal visits or direct contact. That is why this kind of adoption is called "semi-open."
Closed Adoption: This kind of adoption is less common and very few cases result in a fully closed adoption. In some cases, the expectant mother will only choose the adoptive family or will ask the agency to choose a family on her behalf. After the family is chosen, the expectant mom typically won't meet or have a relationship with the family. There are usually no updates, pictures, letters, or contact between the birth mother and the adoptive family.