open adoption

noun
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of open adoption

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

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First Known Use of open adoption

1973

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Definition of open adoption for English Language Learners

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


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