There are a number of different types of adoption for prospective parents to consider. Embryo adoption allows mothers to experience pregnancy and childbirth. The donor can be known or unknown to the parents. Adopting an infant can also be an open or closed process. If open, the biological parents choose the adoptive parents. Foster care can serve as a stepping stone to the adoption of older children. It’s also legal to adopt adults. Other forms of adoption to become familiar with include transracial, single parent, same sex couple adoption.
- Embryo adoption takes place when mother’s who might not be able to conceive a child would be able to carry a child from a donated embryo.
- Open adoption is when the identities of all parties are both known to each other. This allows contact is warrented.
- Closed adoption is when the identities are not known. This is for people who want closure at the time of adoption and don’t want the personal connection.
“In an open adoption, the birth mother or parents and prospective adoptive parent or parents are aware of each other’s identities and have some type of contact with each other.”