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Non-Departmental Adoptions

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Non-Departmental adoptions in Oregon are those that are finalized in an Oregon court for a child who is not in the custody of the Department of Human Services (DHS). These adoptions can be:

  • Re-adoption
  • Independent adoption (includes step-parent, second-parent, relative and non-related)
  • Private agency adoption
  • Out-of-state public agency adoption

Filing Requirements


Background Check Requirements

Criminal history and Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN)​ registry checks are required for all prospective adoptive parents and adult memebers of their households.

Find information about requesting a background check.