Consent when parent mentally ill, mentally retarded or imprisoned
(1) If a parent has been adjudged mentally ill or mentally retarded and remains so at the time of the adoption proceedings, or if a parent is imprisoned in a state or federal prison under a sentence for a term of not less than three years and has actually served three years, the petitioner, in accordance with ORS 109.330 (Notice to nonconsenting parent), shall serve on the parent, if the parent has not consented in writing to the adoption, a summons and a motion and order to show cause why the adoption of the child should not be ordered without the parent’s consent.
(2) In the case of a parent adjudged mentally ill or mentally retarded, the petitioner shall also serve the summons and the motion and order to show cause upon the guardian of the parent. If the parent has no guardian, the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem to appear for the parent in the adoption proceedings.
(3) Upon hearing, if the court finds that the adoption is in the best interests of the child, the consent of the parent who is imprisoned or adjudged mentally ill or mentally retarded is not required, and the court may proceed regardless of the objection of the parent.
(4) This section does not apply when consent is given in loco parentis under ORS 109.316 (Consent by Department of Human Services or approved child-caring agency of this state) or 109.318 (Consent by organization located outside Oregon). [1957 c.710 §6 (109.312 (Consent to adoption) to 109.329 (Adoption of person 18 years of age or older or legally married) enacted in lieu of 109.320); 1975 c.711 §1; 2003 c.576 §146; 2005 c.369 §5; 2007 c.70 §22]
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