Other Terms Used
o Confidential Adoption
o Secret Adoption
An adoption is considered closed if no contact or identifiable information is exchanged between the birth parent(s) and the adoptive family. When the adoption is finalized, the original birth certificate is amended to show the adoptive parents names as the parents. State laws vary but generally the original birth certificate remains sealed until the adopted child is 18 years of age.
How common are closed adoptions?
Today, closed adoptions are much less common than in the past. In decades past, this was the only option, which is why you see people utilizing investigators and, more recently, social media to find their birth parents and any other birth family.
Many birth parents are finding it easier to choose adoption if they know they will have some contact with their child.
All About U Adoptions View Point
Although Open Adoption is very popular in today’s culture, the team at All About U Adoptions understands that this option might not be right for you. Whatever adoption option you choose, All About U Adoption will support and respect that decision.