F Adoption FAQ Get fast answers to your biggest questions about adoption services at 26Health. Adoption FAQ Get fast answers to your biggest questions about adoption services at 26Health. What makes 26Health adoption services unique? We are one of the few LGBTQ+ adoption friendly agencies built from the ground up. From the start, 26Health has been dedicated to the support of LGBTQ+ couples’ and single parents’ needs. Our goal is to bring parents, birth moms and adoptive children together in a safe, lawful and supportive way to ensure everyone comes away from the process content with all decisions made throughout the process. How does 26Health support the parties to adoption?We aren’t simply a placement agency — we are a matching agency. With infants, we work with both adoptive parents and birth mothers to bring the right pairs together and ensure the safety, health, legality and security of all. We also have relationships with organizations in Florida, California and Texas who provide us the chance to find homes for older children, often older siblings. What kinds of adoption do you offer?26Health adoption services offer the three typical types of adoption. A closed adoption is one where neither the birth mom nor the adoptive family know each other or meet each other. It’s usually at the request of the birth mom. The birth mom might request periodic photos or written updates just to see that the child is healthy and well, but otherwise,the parties do not make contact. In a semi-open adoption, a mom typically wants the adoptive parents to meet her before the birth and be at the hospital when the baby is born. They want a transition to the adoptive parents that they are involved in at the hospital. Once it is time to leave the hospital, post-contact is minimal; the birth mother might want periodic updates, but usually no contact with the adoptee or adoptive parents.An open adoption typically occurs with both adoptive parents and birth mom know or have known one another in a prior social setting: neighbors, friends or otherwise who may make a mutual decision to become a “birth triad” of birth and adoptive parents and adoptee. How do we know you’re a trustworthy adoption agency?26Health is a LGBTQ+ adoption friendly agency and member in good standing of The Florida Adoption Council: a non-profit corporation composed of individuals involved in adoption in the State of Florida, governed by a Board of Directors and dedicated to the adherence to and ongoing education of its members in relation to adoption laws, rights and requirements.The organization has a network of attorneys, social workers, agency directors, and counselors that have been held to the highest standards of adoption facilitation since 2001. Any more questions 26Health’s adoption services? Yes! I have more questions.