2015 ORS 109.332¹
Grandparent visitation in stepparent adoption

(1) When a petition has been filed under ORS 109.309 (Petition for adoption) concerning the adoption by a stepparent of a child, a grandparent served with a copy of the petition under ORS 109.315 (Petition for adoption) may file a motion with the court asking the court to award a grandparent the right to regular visitation with the child after the adoption. A motion under this subsection must be filed no later than 30 days after service of the petition.

(2) The court shall award a grandparent visitation rights only if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that:

(a) Establishing visitation rights is in the best interests of the child;

(b) A substantial relationship existed prior to the adoption between the child and the grandparent seeking visitation rights; and

(c) Establishing visitation rights does not substantially interfere with the relationship between the child and the adoptive family.

(3) As used in this section, "grandparent" includes a grandparent who has established custody, visitation or other rights under ORS 109.119 (Rights of person who establishes emotional ties creating child-parent relationship or ongoing personal relationship). [1993 c.689 §2; 1993 c.717 §10; 1995 c.90 §4; 2001 c.873 §7; 2003 c.258 §3; 2005 c.22 §88; 2013 c.346 §12]

Note: 109.332 (Grandparent visitation in stepparent adoption) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 109 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 109, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano109.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.