The following links are designed to help answer some of your questions about marriage, adoption, divorce, child custody, and other family law topics. The information provided here is not intended to cover every situation. The resources listed below contain general legal information that should not be used as a substitute for specific legal advice. Please remember that the law is always changing through actions of the courts and the Legislature.
The Oregon Dept. of Human Resources has good adoption information online at www.oregon.gov/DHS/ Use the search feature at the top of the page to find "adoption" or something more specific like "adoption registry".
Information about family law services and resources in Oregon, with forms for use in family law proceedings.
Intercountry adoption information is available at the U.S. Department of State website, www.adoption.state.gov.
This state office conducts child abuse
and neglect investigations, as well as day care center
licensing and investigation. Family counseling sessions
and parenting classes are also available. Includes
Oregon lawyers volunteer as Problem
Solvers to offer free legal information and advice
to children. Any young person between the ages of
13 and 17 can call to request a referral to this program.
Referrals include a thirty minute office visit with
a volunteer lawyer. This service is not available
in all areas.