2017 ORS 109.304¹
Definitions for ORS 109.305 to 109.410

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 a written report documenting the result of an assessment conducted by the Department of Human Services, a licensed adoption agency or other public agency to evaluate the suitability of a prospective adoptive parent or parents to adopt.

(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 department’s or the agency’s recommendation to the court concerning whether the court should grant the petition for adoption based upon the department’s or the agency’s evaluation of:

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

(b) The status and adjustment of the child’s prospective adoptive parent.

(3) “Records, papers and files” means all documents, writings, information, exhibits and other filings retained in the court’s record of an adoption case pursuant to ORS 109.319 (Separate record of the case), and includes but is not limited to the Adoption Summary and Segregated Information Statement described in ORS 109.317 (Adoption Summary and Segregated Information Statement), and exhibits attached to the statement, the petition and exhibits attached to the petition pursuant to ORS 109.315 (Petition for adoption), and any other motion, judgment, document, writing, information, exhibit or filing retained in the court’s record of the adoption case. [1993 c.717 §8; 2013 c.346 §1]

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 109—Parent and Child Rights and Relationships, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors109.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 109, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano109.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.