Private child-caring agency as guardian of child
- • power of agency
(1) A private child-caring agency shall be the guardian of each child released or surrendered to it under the conditions provided in ORS 418.270 (Surrender of child to private child-caring agency) and of each child committed to it through a permanent order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
(2) The agency may retain children released, surrendered or committed to it in institutional care, or may place them in private family homes temporarily or as members of families. If the agency deems the action proper and desirable, it may consent in loco parentis to the legal adoptions of the children, subject to the conditions provided in ORS 418.270 (Surrender of child to private child-caring agency). [Formerly 419.130; 1967 c.375 §1; 1973 c.823 §134; 1983 c.510 §11]
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