Oregon Birth Mother Law
Adoption can often be a very confusing journey. You might find yourself in a position you never imagined but you want to be able to give your child a life you have dreamed of for him/her. Maybe you have considered providing a family with the greatest gift, one they have always dreamed about. As a birth mother in Oregon you have very strong rights and responsibilities. You deserve to know about those rights and responsibilities. At Oregon Surrogacy and Adoption Law we are always available for free consultations. You can either click the button to talk with someone now or you can submit a contact form and a member of our staff will be in contact with you.
FAQ by Oregon Birth Mothers
1) How do I know my child will be going to a safe family?
Oregon requires all potential adoptive parents to complete a Home Study. A home study can take months even a year to complete. There are several steps to a home study. The first involves a comprehensive background check of an adoptive parents and anyone else in the household. Additionally a social worker comes to visit the adoptive parents home multiple times to ensure the home is a safe environment and to put together a long report. A home study is the most comprehensive screening any type of potential parent goes through and they are heavily regulated by the law.
2) Do I get to choose the potential adoptive family?
Yes, if you are doing a Private/Independent adoption you get full control over the family you choose and most agencies will also let you choose from a pool of potential adoptive parents. If your child is going into foster care for adoption you have very little if any control of the family the child will go to.
3) Do I maintain contact with the adoptive family after the newborn or child has been adopted?
That is your decision as well as the decision of the adoptive families. If you wish to maintain contact with the family is it called an Open Adoption. This is the most common form of adoption presently. If you wish to maintain no contact with the adoptive family is is called a Closed Adoption.
4) Does the birth father have rights and responsibilities?
Yes, in Oregon birth fathers do have potential rights and responsibilities. It is important to speak with an attorney familiar with those rights and responsibilities. Contact Us.