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open adoption

noun

Simple Definition of open adoption

  • : an adoption in which the people who become the legal parents of a child meet the child's biological parents

Full Definition of open adoption

  1. :  an adoption that involves contact between biological and adoptive parents and sometimes between biological parents and the adopted child

1973

First Known Use of open adoption

1973


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