What is a Closed Adoption? Should I Do It?

Nevada Adoption Lawyer Eric A. Stovall Offers Assistance

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Closed adoptions are serious and delicate issues. In closed adoptions, the child receives very little information about his or her biological parents. The biological and adoptive parents do not share any personal identifying information with each other, and they may never meet. Our Reno adoption lawyer has over 25 years of experience helping families with closed adoptions. His knowledge of Nevada adoption laws, coupled with his compassion for adoptive families, make him a valuable resource for families exploring options for adoption.

Whether you are looking to adopt a child or considering adoption for your biological child, there are certain advantages and disadvantages to the closed adoption process that you need to consider. Closed adoption, also known as secret adoption or confidential adoption, presents certain parental rights issues that both sides need to know about. Our attorney can discuss open adoption vs closed adoption to make sure you make the right choice for your family.

Closed Adoption Advantages

Some parents involved with closed adoptions feel a sense of closure and finality. Since closed adoptions generally prevent the biological parents from making contact, the adoptive family is free to live without outside influences from the birth parents. This clearly defines the child’s family, and there is little confusion about who his or her “real” family is. Biological parents who want a certain degree of privacy about their decision also benefit from closed adoptions.

Closed Adoption Disadvantages

Some biological parents may regret pursuing the closed adoption path since it means they cannot communicate with the child again. Thus, the biological parents may struggle emotionally with their decision. Adoptive parents receive basic medical information about the biological family. However, they may have other questions or concerns that the family cannot address due to a lack of communication. Later in life, the child may have questions about his or her biological parents or genealogy that no one can answer.

Closed Adoption Attorney in Nevada

If you believe a closed adoption might be best for your family or if you have questions about open adoption vs closed adoption, contact our Nevada adoption lawyer today at (775) 337-1444. You can also submit the contact form on the side of the page. We have offices in Las Vegas and Reno, NV.