2015 ORS § 109.460¹
Persons eligible to register
  • information authorized for release
  • expiration of registration on behalf of minor

(1) An adult adoptee, a birth parent, a putative father, an adult genetic sibling of an adoptee, a parent or guardian of a minor adoptee or of a minor genetic sibling of an adoptee, an adoptive parent of a deceased adoptee and a parent or adult sibling of a deceased birth parent may register with a registry by submitting a signed affidavit to the appropriate registry. The affidavit shall contain the information listed in ORS 109.465 (Content of affidavit) and a statement of the registrants willingness to be identified to the other relevant persons who register. The affidavit gives authority to the registry to release to the other relevant persons who register identifying information related to the registrant or, if the registrant is registering on behalf of a minor adoptee or a minor genetic sibling, identifying information related to the minor adoptee or sibling. Each registration shall be accompanied by the registrants, or if the registrant is registering on behalf of a minor adoptee or a minor genetic sibling, the minors, certified copy of the record of live birth.

(2) At the discretion of the agency operating the registry, the adult progeny, or the parent or guardian of minor progeny, of a deceased adoptee, a deceased genetic sibling of an adoptee or a deceased birth parent of an adoptee may register to have specific identifying and contact information disclosed by submitting a signed affidavit containing the information listed in ORS 109.465 (Content of affidavit) and a statement of the registrants willingness to be identified to other relevant persons who register.

(3) An adoptee, or the parent or guardian of a minor adoptee, may register to have specific identifying information disclosed to Indian tribes or to governmental agencies in order to establish the adoptees eligibility for tribal membership or for benefits or to a person settling an estate. The information shall be limited to a true copy of documents that prove the adoptees lineage. Information disclosed in accordance with this subsection shall not be disclosed to the adoptee or the parent or guardian of the minor adoptee by the registry or employee or agency operating a registry nor by the Indian tribe, governmental agency or person receiving the information.

(4) Registration under this section by the parent or guardian of a minor adoptee or of a minor genetic sibling of an adoptee expires when the minor reaches 18 years of age. The adoptee or sibling must reregister with a registry as an adult in accordance with this section for identifying information to be released to relevant persons who are registered. If the adoptee or sibling reregisters, the registration fee will be waived.

(5) Except as otherwise provided in ORS 109.503 (Access to adoption records for search), a registry or employee or the agency operating a registry shall not contact or in any other way solicit any adoptee or birth parent to register with the registry. [1983 c.672 §8; 1989 c.372 §6; 1993 c.410 §10; 1997 c.442 §4; 2013 c.366 §57; 2015 c.200 §4]

Note: See note under 109.425 (Definitions for ORS 109.425 to 109.507).