Adoption today looks nothing like it did twenty years ago when a woman had little control over where her baby would be placed.
If you choose an open adoption, you choose and get to know the adoptive couple before placement. You will decide what the ongoing relationship will look like and how much ongoing contact you would like with the adoptive couple.
In a semi-open adoption, information is shared at the beginning and then you can choose the adoptive couple. Both the birth mom and the adoptive couple agree to have no further contact.
If you choose closed adoption, information is not shared between the birth mom and the adoptive couple. There is no contact maintained between the two.
There is no financial cost to you when you make an adoption plan. The adoptive couple is responsible for all expenses.