Adoption is no longer seen as “giving a baby away”, instead it is a way that a mother can make a plan to provide a stable family and future for her baby. You can have a say in every step of the process.
An adoption professional will choose the adoptive family for you. After the adoption, there is no contact with either the family or the child. This type of adoption is rare in the United States where the trend is toward open adoptions.
In semi-open adoptions, only your first names are shared with the adoptive parents. You may have some say in the selection of the adoptive parents, but this would be followed by little or no contact with either the child or the family.
Most agencies now encourage some type of openness in the adoption process. With an open adoption, the adoption agency supplies the biographies of prospective parents and the birthmother picks the family she is most comfortable with. You decide how involved you want to be with the adoptive parents before and after the adoption.
You can choose: