Child Welfare Services

ORS 418.300
When child placement by private persons prohibited

A private individual, including midwives, physicians, naturopathic physicians, nurses, hospital officials and all officers and employees or representatives of unauthorized agencies, organizations or institutions, may not engage in child-placing work, except that relatives of the first and second degrees may thus provide for children of their own blood. [Formerly 419.136; 1983 c.510 §13; 2017 c.356 §37]

Attorney General Opinions

Organizations that promote and arrange surrogacy contracts must comply with laws governing private child-caring agencies, (1989) Vol 46, p 221

Law Review Citations

17 WLR 943 (1981)


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