Oregon Adult Adoptions

Oregon Adoption Law Changes Effective 01/01/14

Kathleen O'Brien

The Oregon legislature changed many of the laws relating to secrecy and privacy in adoption records. These changes go into effect January 1, 2014. Under these changes, the “sealed records” statute, ORS 7.211, is repealed, and access to adoption records by persons who were parties to an adoption is allowed.

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