Non-Departmental Adoptions

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FEE CHANGE NOTICE: Effective September 1, 2021, the Oregon State Police Criminal Justice Information Services Division implemented a fee increase for Open Records. The fee for an open records check is now $33.

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The following forms may be filed at the same time as a Non-Departmental adoption petition. Each adoption category requires a particular form, so print and submit only those forms that apply to your adoption. For questions, please call (503) 945-5670

  
  
Description
Adoption RegistryVoluntary Adoption Registry Notification Sample Format (CE 0249H)
Applies to most adoptions.

Print the Voluntary Adoption Registry web page to comply with the notification requirement per ORS 109.353. Provide to the court and ODHS.

All AdoptionsGenetic and Medical History of Child and Family (CF 246)
Per ORS 109.342, required for all adoptions, except step-parent adoption. Submit form to the court and ODHS.
All AdoptionsAdoption Disclosure Statement (CE 0960)
List of expenses related to adoption submitted to the court and ODHS. Required for all adoptions.
All AdoptionsAdoption File Face Sheet (DHS 213)
Cover sheet for adoption packet. Recommended for all adoptions.
All AdoptionsGenetic/Medical History for Non-ODHS Adoptions (CF 246A)
Required for all adoptions, except step-parent adoption. To be used with Genetic and Medical History of Child and Family. Submit form to the court and ODHS.
All AdoptionsAdoption Report
Required for all adoptions. Submit form to the court and ODHS.
All AdoptionsVerification of American Indian/Alaska Native Membership or Enrollment for Non-Departmental Adoptions (CF 1270A)

​This information is used to complete the ICWA compliance report under 109.304 to 109.410. 

This form is to be completed regarding the biological parent of the child. A separate form must be completed for each biological parent and each child.

Criminal History FormsRequest for Oregon Criminal History Information (CE 0249G)
​​​​FEE CHANGE NOTICE: Effective September 1, 2021, the Oregon State Police Criminal Justice Information Services Division implemented a fee increase for Open Records. The fee for an open records check is now $33.

Criminal History forms are necessary for waiver of home study requirement in relative adoptions or adoptions in which a biological or adoptive parent retains parental rights. ​

Petitioner and all adult household members must submit to a criminal background check. Per Oregon Administrative Rule 413-140-0065, only a biological parent is exempt from a criminal background check. Results are submitted to ODHS​.

Criminal History FormsRequest for FBI Criminal History Information
Criminal History forms are necessary for waiver of home study requirement in relative adoptions or adoptions in which a biological or adoptive parent retains parental rights.

Petitioner and all adult household members (except biological parent) who have resided in Oregon less than five years must submit a FBI criminal background check. Results are submitted to ODHS. View further instructions for obtaining a FBI background check.

Other Adoption FormsPrivate Agency and Independent Adoption Disruption/Dissolution Report (DE 0181)
Only for the use of private adoption agencies to report an adoption disruption or dissolution.
Other Adoption FormsNotice of Right to Payment for Adoption-Related Counseling (CE 0249F)
Requests for WaiversRequest for Waiver of Independent Adoption Fees Statement of Household Earnings (CE 0249B)
Applies to adoptions that require a placement report. Petitioner must submit form to the Department when requesting waiver or reduction of the $800 placement report fee.
Requests for WaiversRequest for Waiver of Home Study/Placement Report Form (CE 0249D)
Necessary when petitioner is requesting waiver of the home study or placement report requirement. Must provide form to court and ODHS. The Department has the authority to waive an adoption study when:
  • the court finds that the child is not an Indian child; and
  • a biological or adoptive parent retains parental rights; or
  • a petitioner qualifies as a relative as defined in OAR 413-140-0032