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English definition of “open adoption”

open adoption

noun [C]     mainly US
an arrangement by which children are legally adopted by people who are not their natural parents, but still continue to communicate with their natural parentsParenting and caring for children
(Definition of open adoption noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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