Let’s understand the types of adoptions first. A "closed" or "confidential" adoption means there’s no contact or identifying information shared between birth parents and adoptive parents.
The difference in terms varies between "open" and "semi-open," but usually there’s more direct contact and communication with open adoptions. With semi-open, there’s typically a liaison from the agency that helps facilitate communications and openness agreements.
Think about what you want for the foreseeable future. Here are some stories about open adoption.