open adoption

noun

  • Family Law

Definitions of open adoption

  • an adoption (=the act of taking legal responsibility for another person’s natural child on the same grounds as if it was your own child) where the child’s natural parents and the adopting parents exchange personal information about each other such as last name, addresses and social security numbers

    Open adoption is now the most widely practiced form of adoption in the United States.

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