ORS 418.280¹
Placement of children

Private child-caring agencies, in placing children in private families, shall:

(1) Safeguard the welfare of the children by the thorough investigation of each applicant and home and its environment;

(2) Carefully select the child to suit the new relationship and location;

(3) Personally and adequately supervise each home and child until the latter returns to the direct care of the agency or, if permanently placed, receives legal adoption or attains legal age; and

(4) So far as practicable, place such children in families of the same religious faith as that held by the children or their parents. [Formerly 419.132; 1983 c.510 §12; 2003 c.14 §218]

Chapter 418

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought ac­tion under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging viola­tion of federal civil rights after defendant Children's Services Division employees removed plaintiffs' child from home following reports of abuse, CSD workers entitled to absolute immunity in investiga­tion, taking child into custody and keeping plaintiffs from visiting child. Tennyson v. Children's Services Division, 308 Or 80, 775 P2d 1365 (1989)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 418—Child Welfare Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors418.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­418ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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