Open And Closed Adoption Essay

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Lavonda Otis English 102 "Open vs. Closed Adoption - Divorce & Family Law Center." Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Marriage, Adoption - FindLaw Family Law Center. Web. 14 Mar. 2011. Decades ago all adoptions were closed. A closed adoption means there is no contact whatsoever between the birth parents and the adoptive parents after the adoption takes place. Closed adoptions are rare but was normal in the past. Open adoptions are happening more now and it’s when the adoptive parents actually meet and stay in touch with the birth parents. "Adopting - Open versus Closed." Adopting Families. Web. 14 Mar. 2011. . Whether an adoption is closed or open is determined by what you want, what the birth mothe and birth father want, what your state adoption allows, and what agency you select. Some birth mothers will only work with families wanting an open adoption and other only with those wanting a closed adoption. Some adoption agencies choose whether an adoption they conduct will be closed or open. "Open Adoption vs. Closed Adoption." Unplanned Pregnancy, A Mother's Song. Web. 09 Mar. 2011. . Adoption is a decision that should be made lightly. People you thought you could trust may pressure you. Pregnancy may make you go through all types of emotions. It may make you feel sick and exhausted or may feel ashamed. Seeing your child call someone else mom and referring to you as aunt may be painful. "birth-" Mothers Exploited By Adoption - Homepage. Web. 09 Mar. 2011. . Adoption has life-long consequences and that is true whether the adoption is open or closed. Evaluating your options of adoption or raising your child ("parenting") is the most important decision you will ever make in your life. This is one decision that should never be rushed. As you consider your options, remember that your circumstances will change. You

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