What is Domestic Adoption?
A Domestic Adoption is the adoption of a child born in the same country as the adoptive parents. It occurs when the biological parents of a child relinquish their parental rights to that child. There are several types of domestic adoption:
- Involves sharing identifying information between Adoptive Parents & Birth Mother – addresses, phone numbers, emails, surnames, Facebook, etc.
- In some cases, both parties have on-going communication throughout the child’s life.
- Neither party shares any identifying information about themselves and do not communicate with each other, either before or after the placement of the child.
Semi Open Adoption
- A form or adoption that is not totally open, nor completely closed.
- Identifying information regarding the parties is not shared.
- Sharing of Photos is usually shared.
- Direct communication after the placement is in a way that is agreed by all parties to be beneficial for everyone. Most of often this takes place through the adoption agency.
Beacon House Adoption Services completes semi-open, and closed adoptions,
depending on the needs and desires of the birth mother and adopting parents.