Oregon Statutes - Chapter 109 - Parent and Child Rights and Relationships - Section 109.332 - Grandparent visitation in stepparent adoption.

(1) When a petition has been filed under ORS 109.309 concerning the adoption by a stepparent of a child, a grandparent served with a copy of the petition under ORS 109.309 (7) may file a motion with the court asking the court to award a grandparent the right to regular visitation with the child after the adoption. A motion under this subsection must be filed no later than 30 days after service of the petition.

(2) The court shall award a grandparent visitation rights only if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that:

(a) Establishing visitation rights is in the best interests of the child;

(b) A substantial relationship existed prior to the adoption between the child and the grandparent seeking visitation rights; and

(c) Establishing visitation rights does not substantially interfere with the relationship between the child and the adoptive family.

(3) As used in this section, “grandparent” includes a grandparent who has established custody, visitation or other rights under ORS 109.119. [1993 c.689 §2; 1993 c.717 §10; 1995 c.90 §4; 2001 c.873 §7; 2003 c.258 §3; 2005 c.22 §88]

Note: 109.332 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 109 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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