Acknowledgment or establishment of parentage
(1)A man’s parentage of an Indian child is acknowledged or established for purposes of ORS 109.266 (Definitions for ORS 109.266 to 109.410) to 109.410 (Certificate of adoption) and 419B.600 (Policy on Indian child welfare) to 419B.654 (Placement preferences) and ORS chapter 419B if the man’s parentage has been:
(a)Established under ORS 109.065 (Establishing parentage);
(b)Established under tribal law;
(c)Recognized in accordance with tribal custom; or
(d)Subject to subsection (2) of this section, acknowledged orally or in writing by the man to the court, to the Department of Human Services or to an Oregon licensed adoption agency.
(2)Intentionally left blank —Ed.
(a)If a man acknowledges paternity of an Indian child as provided in subsection (1)(d) of this section, the department or the adoption agency must notify the court of the man’s acknowledgment immediately or, if a matter is not yet pending in this state, immediately upon filing a petition or being served with a copy of a petition alleging that the child is within the jurisdiction of the court under ORS 109.276 (Petition for adoption) or 419B.100 (Jurisdiction).
(b)No later than 30 days after receiving the man’s oral or written acknowledgment under subsection (1)(d) of this section or receiving notice under paragraph (a) of this subsection of the man’s acknowledgment, the court shall order blood tests, subject to the provisions of ORS 109.252 (Authority for blood test).
(c)If any person fails to comply with the court’s order for blood tests within a reasonable amount of time, the court shall consider the person to have refused to submit to the test for the purposes of ORS 109.252 (Authority for blood test).
(d)If the blood tests ordered under paragraph (b) of this subsection do not confirm the man’s paternity as provided in ORS 109.258 (Effect of test results), or if the man has refused to consent to the blood tests, the man’s parentage has not been acknowledged or established for purposes of subsection (1) of this section. [2020 s.s.1 c.14 §4; 2021 c.398 §41]
Section 419B.609 — Acknowledgment or establishment of parentage,