Every adoption is different and unique to those involved. However, generally speaking, open adoption (and semi-open) involves an ongoing, direct relationship between the adoptive family and the birth family. The families keep in touch through a variety of methods, ranging from letters with pictures to phone calls, text messages, video chat, or even social media. Some families may also visit one each other several times a year. Every relationship is different, so there are many variations on the continuum of openness.
Semi-closed adoption typically involves the exchange of letters, at a set frequency, between the adoptive family and the birth family. These letters often won’t contain identifying information like last names or addresses, as they exchanged with the help of our team here at Friends in Adoption.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy in New York or considering “giving baby up for adoption,” you can always call us at 1-800-98-ADOPT. We are here to answer any questions you might have about your pregnancy options and how post-adoptive contact with your child’s adoptive family can work.