The rights of the parent or parents may be terminated as provided in ORS 419B.500 if the court finds that the parent or parents have failed or neglected without reasonable and lawful cause to provide for the basic physical and psychological needs of the child or ward for six months prior to the filing of a petition. In determining such failure or neglect, the court shall disregard any incidental or minimal expressions of concern or support and shall consider but is not limited to one or more of the following:
(1) Failure to provide care or pay a reasonable portion of substitute physical care and maintenance if custody is lodged with others.
(2) Failure to maintain regular visitation or other contact with the child or ward that was designed and implemented in a plan to reunite the child or ward with the parent.
(3) Failure to contact or communicate with the child or ward or with the custodian of the child or ward. In making this determination, the court may disregard incidental visitations, communications or contributions. [1993 c.33 §141; 1997 c.873 §8; 2003 c.396 §86]Section: Previous 419B.470 419B.473 419B.476 419B.498 419B.500 419B.502 419B.504 419B.506 419B.508 419B.515 419B.517 419B.518 419B.521 419B.524 419B.527 Next
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