Vital Statistics

ORS 432.108
Report of live birth for child of unknown parentage


A person who assumes the custody of a child of unknown parentage shall report on a form and in a manner prescribed by the State Registrar of the Center for Health Statistics, within five calendar days of assuming custody, to the state registrar the following information:


The date and the city or county, or both, where the child was found.


Sex and approximate live birth date of child.


Name and address of the person or institution with whom the child has been placed for care.


Name given to the child by the custodian of the child.


Other data required by the state registrar.


The place where the child was found shall be entered as the place of live birth.


Information submitted under this section shall constitute the report of live birth for the child.


If the child is identified and a live birth registration is found or obtained, the report submitted under this section and the live birth registration resulting from that report shall be voided and placed under seal and shall not be subject to inspection except upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction or as provided by rule of the state registrar. [Formerly 432.430]


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