3 Reasons Birth Mothers Choose Closed Adoption in Texas
As a pregnant woman in Texas considering infant adoption, you may have a number of concerns heading into the adoption process. You may be worried about the privacy of you and your child, or whether or not you will be able to find closure after your child’s placement. If this describes you, you may want to consider a closed adoption, where the identity of you, your child, and the adoptive family will be private and secure.
If you are currently experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and considering adoption, Adoption Choices of Texasis here to help you throughout your adoption process. Our adoption counselors and caseworkers at our Texas adoption center will work with you to answer your questions at any time, whether you choose an open or closed adoption.
- Closed Adoption Gives You a Sense of Privacy
One of the most important reasons birth mothers choose closed adoptionis the sense of privacy you, your child, and the adoptive family will gain. Within a closed adoption, the identities of everyone involved are kept private and confidential, and there is no direct contact between the birth mother and the adoptive family.
There are many reasons why you as the birth mother may want to protect your identity in the adoption process in Texas. You may be concerned about the safety of you or your child, or you may worry how others will react to your decision. If this describes you, you might want to consider making a closed adoption plan. It is important to remember that there is no form of communication between you and your child or the adoptive family within a closed adoption, and the adoption process is fully confidential in order to protect the identities of everyone involved.
- Closed Adoption Can Give You Closure
As the birth mother, you may struggle to move on after your child’s placement. While we understand that this can often be a difficult experience, a closed adoption can make it easier for you to find closure and move on with your own life. Unlike open adoption plans, a closed adoption takes places without contact between the birth mother and adoptive family, giving you the space you need to close the door.
Finding closure is especially important if you are trying to move on from any difficult circumstances surrounding your pregnancy. If this describes you, it can be confusing and painful to maintain a relationship with your child, as they may serve as a reminder of your past experiences. Whatever your reasons are, Adoption Choices of Texaswill support you throughout your adoption process, and we will help you find the closure you need for you and your child.
- Closed Adoption Gives You a Defined Role
The uncertainty that comes with adoption can often be a very confusing experience for birth mothers. While you will always be your child’s birth mother, once you have placed your child for adoption you will no longer have parental rights, even if you decide to maintain contact with your child. It is important to remember that adoption does not mean co-parenting, and if you find this difficult you should consider a closed adoption.
If you are struggling to accept your role as a birth mother, a closed adoption arrangement might be right for you and your child because it can provide you with a greater sense of security in your relationship. Maintaining continuous contact between you and your child may even be more difficult for you, as it can sometimes blur the lines and make your role in your child’s life confusing. For this reason, many birth mothers find it easier to make a closed adoption plan, as it can protect you, your child, and the adoptive family from the confusion of undefined roles.
What could Closed Adoption Look Like for You and Your Child?
There are many reasons birth mothers choose closed adoption in Texas. Not only does a closed adoption give you and your child a greater sense of privacy, but it can also help you find closure in your role as a birth mother. At Adoption Choices of Texas, we are here to help you make an adoption plan that works for you and your child, no matter what your concerns are. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about the benefits of closed adoption or the adoption process in general.
As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here. If you are hoping to adopt, please visit us here. We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!
Meet the Author: Jennie Knuppel is a student at the University of Texas at Austin studying English Literature. She is currently enrolled in the English Honors Program, for which she is writing a thesis in comparative literature prior to graduating in the spring of 2022. Jennie has previously taken courses in literature and both creative and technical writing, and she spent four years working in her high school’s journalism department.
Jennie is also currently working as a barista, and, in her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family and pets.