2017 ORS 112.077¹
Time of determining relationships
  • application to different circumstances of conception

(1) For purposes of this section, an embryo that exists outside a person’s body is not considered to be conceived until the embryo is implanted into a person’s body.

(2) Except as provided in subsections (3) and (4) of this section, the relationships existing at the time of the death of a decedent govern the passing of the decedent’s estate.

(3) A person conceived before the death of the decedent and born alive thereafter inherits as though the person was a child of the decedent and alive at the time of the death of the decedent.

(4) A child conceived from the genetic material of a decedent who died before the transfer of the decedent’s genetic material into a person’s body is not entitled to an interest in the decedent’s estate unless:

(a) The decedent’s will or trust provided for posthumously conceived children; and

(b) The following conditions are satisfied:

(A) The decedent, in a writing signed by the decedent and dated, specified that the decedent’s genetic material may be used for the posthumous conception of a child of the decedent, and the person designated by the decedent to control use of the decedent’s genetic material gives written notice to the personal representative of the decedent’s estate, within four months of the date of the appointment of the personal representative, that the decedent’s genetic material is available for the purpose of posthumous conception; and

(B) The child using the decedent’s genetic material is in utero within two years after the date of the decedent’s death. [2015 c.387 §27]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 112—Intestate Succession and Wills, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors112.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.