Types of Adoption in New York
By Tyra Watts
As the birth mother, you have the right when it comes to putting the baby up for adoption. Adoption is a very common practice in the United States. Adoption agencies in NYC will do what they can to make sure that your child is placed in a safe and loving home under the care of a supportive adoptive family. Not only does the birth mother have the right to adoption, but they also have control of their New York adoption plan. They get to pick the adoptive family, create a hospital plan, and, most importantly, one of the three types of adoption, which is what Adoption Choices of New York will get into today.
As well as discussing the types of adoption, we will talk about how we review an adoptive family, how to begin the matching process and the types of adoptive families. Adoption Choices of New York is available to assist with your adoption plan. Call us, text us, or email us; we are here for you!
What Are The Three Types of Adoption in NY?
In the New York adoption process, birth mothers get to choose one out of three types of adoption: open adoption, closed adoption, or semi-open adoption. These three types of adoption can determine contact between the birth mother and the adoptive family and the birth mother and the child after the adoption has been finalized. With open adoption, the birth mother and the adoptive family know about each other. They exchange contact information and have in-person meetings before, during, and after the adoption process.
Open adoption is one of the most common types of adoption that birth mothers go for because it allows open communication between themselves and the adoptive family, and it allows both parties to discuss boundaries and the adoption process moving forward.
Meanwhile, a closed adoption is when the birth mother and the adoptive family do not know about each other. Information is rarely exchanged between the two parties before, during, and after the adoption, except for the birth mother’s social and medical history, which is given to the adoptive parents. Closed adoptions are a lot more private than open adoptions.
Lastly, a semi-open adoption is when the birth mother and adoptive family communicate primarily through the adoption agency. In New York, adoption agencies within the state, especially adoption agencies in Albany, establish a common ground between the birth mother and adoptive family. Semi-open adoptions are much more flexible and easier for both parties involved.
How Do You Review Adoptive Families?
Adoption agencies in NYC review adoptive families by first getting into contact with the adoptive families. We usually provide a consultation made by our wonderful staff and help adoptive families how to adopt. Our adoption agencies in New York then conduct a pre-adoption assessment (also known as a Homestudy) that consists of interviews, paperwork, background checks, and a home safety check.
How Do You Begin the Matching Process?
The matching process starts after the home study is completed. Adoption Choices of New York works with expectant adoptive families who wish to continue the adopting out the baby process. We will do our best to assist birth mothers in selecting an adoptive family as well as tailoring towards both parties’ needs.
What Are The Different Types of Adoptive Families?
As the birth mother, when it comes to putting your baby up for adoption, there are many different types of adoptive families to choose from. For example, there are traditional mom/dad adoptive families, which are families that have a mom as the adoptive mother and a dad that is the adoptive father.
There are also same-sex families who are usually a part of the LGBTQ+ community. For them, adoption is the best choice to start a family. Transracial adoptive families are slowly on the rise as stigmas attached to these adoptive families decline. Children who are adopted into these families can learn a lot from their transracial adoptive families, such as acceptance and equality.
We Are Here To Help
Are you someone who is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and is considering adoption? If so, Adoption Choices of New York is the right adoption agency for you. We would be happy to help you place your baby for adoption. At Adoption Choices of New York, we know that adoption can be difficult, so that is why we are here to assist you. We have multiple adoption agencies throughout the state of New York, such as Rochester, Albany, and Buffalo, to name a few.