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Child Adoption Law in Ohio: Open Adoptions

Open adoption is a form of adoption in which birth parents continue to have contact with the child/adoptive family after the adoption has been finalized.  The extent of contact depends on the agreement between the adoptive parents and biological parents. Although open adoptions are allowed in Ohio, they are not enforceable in Ohio.  All terms of an open adoption are voluntary and any person who has entered into such an agreement may discontinue communication at any time.