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Closed Adoptions: This is the most traditional type of adoption that is still used today, but is declining in popularity as the focus in the relationships between adoptive parents and birth parents is shifting from the lack of information and total confidentiality, to shared information and privacy. In these adoptions, the birth family and the adoptive family do not share any identifying information about themselves, and do not communicate with each other, either before or after the placement of the child. The adoptive family will, however, receive non-identifying health and other background information about the child and the birth family before the placement takes place. The birth parents may also receive non-identifying information about the adoptive parents. The adoption files will be sealed after the adoption, and typically are never made available to the adopted child.

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shana - 1 year ago
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I really think that there should be more people in the adoption forces that have been adopted them selves because i myself am adopted and am now 16 years of age and was adopted at the age of 9.through the beggining process of being adopted i realized that my social worker and adoption conceller really didn't truely understand everything i was going through. It was really frusterating for me because i felt like nobody understood me and i was all alone and i think that kids and teens who are being adopted should have a connection of some sort on how they are feeling.. like now im realizing that i am nothing like my adoptive family and i get alot of my personality traits from my birth family and i would like to spend more time with them but every time i talk to somebody about this nobody seems to understand what im going through.when i begin going into the work force i am going into adoption concelling and things to do with adoption because i think what i have to say needs to be heard. #1
tara - 1 year ago
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i totally agree with you shana 100 percent ! #2
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