adoção aberta



open adoption


Comparative law notes

The term "open adoption" is usually referred to in the Brazilian legal literature as "adoção aberta". However, open adoptions are not allowed under Brazilian laws.

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.