Child Welfare Services

ORS 418.295
Certain attorneys not to represent prospective adoptive parents

  • employees not to recommend any attorney to prospective adoptive parents


No attorney employed by the State of Oregon shall represent prospective adoptive parents in the parents’ attempt to adopt a child being cared for under the provisions of ORS 412.001 (Definitions) to 412.161 (Policy on two-parent families), 418.005 (Powers of department in connection with child welfare services) to 418.025 (Prevention, reduction or control of juvenile delinquency by county programs and activities), 418.205 (Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.327, 418.470, 418.475, 418.950 to 418.970 and 418.992 to 418.998) to 418.327 (Licensing of private residential boarding schools), 418.625 (Definitions for ORS 418.625 to 418.645) to 418.685 (Certain agencies declared to be orphans’ homes) and 418.647 (Foster care payments).


No employee of the Department of Human Services shall recommend any attorney to serve as counsel for prospective adoptive parents. [Formerly 419.135; 1969 c.597 §254; 1971 c.401 §24; 2001 c.900 §118; 2016 c.106 §19]
Chapter 418

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought action under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging violation of federal civil rights after defendant Children's Services Division employees removed plaintiffs' child from home following reports of abuse, CSD workers entitled to absolute immunity in investigation, taking child into custody and keeping plaintiffs from visiting child. Tennyson v. Children's Services Division, 308 Or 80, 775 P2d 1365 (1989)


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