Interstate Compacts on Juveniles and Children

ORS 417.262
Intercountry adoptions of children in custody of Department of Human Services

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As used in this section:


“Convention” means the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, concluded May 29, 1993, and entered into force for the United States on April 1, 2008.


“Convention adoption” means the adoption of a child resident in a Convention country by a United States citizen, or the adoption of a child resident in the United States by an individual residing in a Convention country when, in connection with the adoption, the child has moved or will move between the United States and the Convention country.


“Convention country” means a country that is a party to the Convention and with which the Convention is in force for the United States.


“Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000” means the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. 14901 et seq.


To the extent consistent with the Convention and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000, the Department of Human Services shall establish rules, policies and procedures to implement the Convention, the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 and any applicable federal laws or regulations governing Convention adoptions with respect to any child who is the subject of a Convention adoption, if the child is in the department’s custody pursuant to a court order under ORS 418.015 (Custody and care of needy children by department) or ORS chapter 419B or 419C or other law of this state. [2009 c.435 §1]


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Jun. 26, 2021