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Oregon

Who may adopt?
Any person as long as at least one party in the proceeding is a resident of Oregon.

Consent for adoption to be executed?
Not addressed in statutes reviewed.

Revocation of consent?
Consent may not be revoked unless fraud or duress is proved with respect to any material fact surrounding the adoption procedure.

Who may place a child for adoption?
A parent.
A relative or other person.
A licensed adoption agency.

Advertising?
It is unlawful for any person to advertise a child offered or wanted for adoption or to advertise that the person is able to place, locate, dispose of, or receive a child for adoption. The provisions of this section do not apply to:

  • The State Office for Services to Children and Families or licensed Oregon adoption agency or an agent, employee, or person with whom the Office or adoption agency has a contract authorizing such actions
  • A person who has completed a home study and has received a favorable recommendation regarding the fitness of the person to be an adoptive parent or the person's attorney or uncompensated agent
  • ''Advertise'' means to communicate by newspaper, radio, television, handbills, placards or other print, or broadcast or electronic medium that originates with the State.

Facilitators?
It is unlawful for any person to advertise a child offered or wanted for adoption or to advertise that the person is able to place, locate, dispose of, or receive a child for adoption. The provisions of this section do not apply to:

  • The State Office for Services to Children and Families or licensed Oregon adoption agency or an agent, employee, or person with whom the Office or adoption agency has a contract authorizing such actions
  • A person who has completed a home study and has received a favorable recommendation regarding the fitness of the person to be an adoptive parent or the person's attorney or uncompensated agent
  • ''Advertise'' means to communicate by newspaper, radio, television, handbills, placards or other print, or broadcast or electronic medium that originates with the State.

Putative Father's Registry?
No. The putative father must file notice of the initiation of filiation proceedings prior to child's being placed in the physical custody of a person for the purpose of adoption.
If paternity is not established, the putative father is entitled to notice of adoption proceedings if the petitioner knows, or should have known, that:

  • The child resided with the putative father at any time during 60 days immediately preceding the initiation of the proceeding, or at any time since the child's birth if the child is less than 60 days old when the proceeding is initiated.
  • The putative father has repeatedly contributed or tried to contribute to the support of the child during the year immediately preceding the initiation of the proceeding, or during the period since the child's birth if the child is less than 1 year old when the proceeding is initiated.
  • The putative father must file with the Center for Health Statistics of the Health Division of the Department of Human Services.

Expenses?
Birth parent –
Legal costs.
Medical expenses.
Living and travel expenses.

Department/Agency –
A licensed adoption agency may charge reasonable fees for services provided.

Information provided in part by the Child Welfare Information Gateway.

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