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Adoption Information

What do you know about adoption?  Do you believe making an adoption plan for your baby would be a loving decision?

While adoption has always been a loving, compassionate decision that many birth mothers (and fathers) have made, adoptions have changed greatly over the years.  For example, did you know that you can make an adoption plan and still be involved in your child’s life?

 

There are three types of Adoption:

Open Adoption

In an open adoption, you can meet and get to know the family who will be adopting your child while you are still pregnant. You will make a plan together. It’s possible to arrange for letters, phone calls and even face-to-face visits. As your child grows, you can continue to stay in touch and be a regular part of his or her life, if you choose.

Semi-open Adoption

In a semi-open adoption, you can choose the adoptive parents from a profile, most often provided to you by an adoption agency. These profiles often contain pictures, references and a personal note from the couple to help you choose a family. Any letter or contact between you and your child would take place through your relationship with the adoption agency.

Closed Adoption

In a closed adoption, you won’t meet or have contact with the adoptive parents. This option can be preferable if you’re concerned about your privacy.

Heart of Tioga can refer you to an adoption agency where they can answer all your questions and help you decide if adoption is the best decision for you and your baby.  Learn more – call 570-948-2020 for an appointment. 

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