2011 ORS § 109.304¹
Definitions for ORS 109.305 to 109.410
  • information in placement report

As used in ORS 109.305 (Interpretation of adoption laws) to 109.410 (Certificate of adoption), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Home study means an investigation conducted by the Department of Human Services or by an Oregon licensed adoption agency that:

(a) Provides information to a prospective adoptive parent about adoption;

(b) Includes investigation and study by the department or by an Oregon licensed adoption agency concerning a prospective parents suitability to adopt;

(c) Includes a written report concerning the prospective parents suitability to adopt; and

(d) Is completed before the petition for adoption is filed.

(2) Placement report means a written report prepared by the department or by an Oregon licensed adoption agency after the petition for adoption has been filed that includes the departments or the agencys recommendation to the court concerning whether the court should grant the petition for adoption based upon the departments or the agencys evaluation of:

(a) The status and adjustment of the child; and

(b) The status and adjustment of the childs prospective adoptive parent.

(3) Information gathered by the department or by an Oregon licensed adoption agency during the preparation of the placement report may include information concerning the childs social, medical and genetic history and the birth parents history as may be required by ORS 109.312 (Consent to adoption) or 109.342 (Medical history of child and biological parents required). [1993 c.717 §8]