2013 ORS § 109.475¹
Processing affidavits

(1) Upon receipt of the affidavit under ORS 109.460 (Persons eligible to register), the registry shall process each affidavit in an attempt to match the adult adoptee and the birth parents, the putative father, the adult genetic sibling, the adoptive parent of a deceased adoptee or the parents or adult sibling of a deceased birth parent or parents. The processing shall include research from agency records, and if necessary from court records, to determine whether the registrants match.

(2) If the registry determines there is a match and if the relevant persons have registered with the registry and received the counseling required by ORS 109.480 (Counseling of registrant), notification of the match may be given by a registry to only:

(a) A birth parent or parents of an adult adoptee and an adult adoptee;

(b) The adult genetic siblings of an adult adoptee if the birth parent or parents are deceased;

(c) Adult adoptee genetic siblings who have been adopted by different adoptive families and have no knowledge of their birth parents;

(d) At the discretion of the agency operating the registry, parents or adult siblings of the birth parent or parents if the birth parent or parents are deceased; or

(e) At the discretion of the agency operating the registry, the adoptive parent or parents of a deceased adoptee.

(3) Notification of a match to the relevant parties shall be made through a direct and confidential contact. [1983 c.672 §11; 1997 c.442 §6]

Note: See note under 109.425 (Definitions for ORS 109.425 and 109.435 to 109.507).