2015 ORS § 109.475¹
Processing affidavits
  • notification of match

(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 adoptee, the birth parent, the putative father, the genetic siblings, the progeny of a deceased adoptee, a deceased genetic sibling of an adoptee or a deceased birth parent of an adoptee, the adoptive parent of a deceased adoptee or the parents or adult sibling of a deceased birth parent. 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 of an adult adoptee;

(b) An adult adoptee;

(c) The parent or guardian of a minor adoptee or of a minor genetic sibling of an adoptee;

(d) The adult genetic siblings of an adult adoptee;

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

(f) At the discretion of the agency operating the registry, the adoptive parent of a deceased adoptee; or

(g) 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 for the purposes set forth in ORS 109.460 (Persons eligible to register) (2).

(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; 2015 c.200 §7]

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