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There are three types of adoption in Illinois when it comes to involving the biological parents: open adoption, semi-open adoption, and closed adoption. 

  • In an open adoption, the biological parents remain involved and maintain a relationship with the child. 

  • In a semi-open adoption, the biological parents are somewhat involved in the child’s life but are not in frequent contact. 

  • In a closed adoption, there is no contact with the biological parents at all. The adoption is handled strictly through a third party like an adoption agency, which fields all communication between the biological and adoptive parents.

Open adoption can be

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