Closed adoption is also known as secret adoption is another method of adoption that keeps birth records sealed from prying eyes.
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Closed adoption is also called “Confidential Adoption” and sometimes “Secret Adoption.” It is the process by where an infant is adopted by another family and the record of the natural birth parents is kept sealed. Often, the natural father was not recorded even on the original birth certificate. In adoption of an older child who already knows his or her natural parents cannot be made closed or secret. This formerly is the most traditional and popular time of adoption. It still exists today but its use is rapidly declining in favor of open adoption. The sealed records efficiently prevent the adoptee and the natural parents from finding or even knowing anything about each other specially in the days before the internet. However, the emergence of non profit organizations and private companies to assist individuals with the sealed records has been effective in helping people to reunite. Historically, the three primary reasons for married couples to obtain a child via closed adoption have been infertility, a sexuality and having concern for a child’s welfare. For example, would not likely be adopted by others. Occasionally, it has been used to insure the sex of the child such as in a family with five girls and no boys for example. In 1917, Minnesota was the first US State to pass an adoption confidentiality and sealed records well. Within a few decades, nearly every state had a similar law. Most adopting parents in non-private adoptions would apply to a local children’s home society. These organizations, which are direct descendant of American orphanages, closed long ago, are usually run via a State wide network. For more information about closed adoption. Go to the internet where there are plenty of sites that will help you learn all about it.
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