Confidential or Closed Adoption

We respect the wishes of birthparents who prefer to have little or no contact with the adoptive parents and want to have a closed adoption.  Birthparents can elect not to choose the adoptive family and just give us general guidelines to follow in making selections. The birthparents can decide later to open the adoption and will have our help in making this happen.

Whether open or closed adoption, the birthparents are not obligated to remain in contact following the placement.  We have learned over the years that birthparents may fear there will be obligations placed on them for future contact. The need for contact varies from person to person and with life circumstances.