Meaning of “open adoption” in the English Dictionary

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"open adoption" in British English

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open adoptionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌəʊ.pən əˈdɒp.ʃən/ us /ˌoʊ.pən əˈdɑːp.ʃən/ 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 parents

(Definition of “open adoption” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)