As used in ORS 109.305 to 109.410, unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) “Home study” means an investigation conducted by the Department of Human Services or by an Oregon licensed adoption agency that:
(a) Provides information to a prospective adoptive parent about adoption;
(b) Includes investigation and study by the department or by an Oregon licensed adoption agency concerning a prospective parent’s suitability to adopt;
(c) Includes a written report concerning the prospective parent’s suitability to adopt; and
(d) Is completed before the petition for adoption is filed.
(2) “Placement report” means a written report prepared by the department or by an Oregon licensed adoption agency after the petition for adoption has been filed that includes the department’s or the agency’s recommendation to the court concerning whether the court should grant the petition for adoption based upon the department’s or the agency’s evaluation of:
(a) The status and adjustment of the child; and
(b) The status and adjustment of the child’s prospective adoptive parent.
(3) Information gathered by the department or by an Oregon licensed adoption agency during the preparation of the placement report may include information concerning the child’s social, medical and genetic history and the birth parent’s history as may be required by ORS 109.312 or 109.342. [1993 c.717 §8]Section: Previous 109.254 109.256 109.258 109.259 109.260 109.262 109.264 109.304 109.305 109.307 109.308 109.309 109.310 109.311 109.312 Next
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