Or. Rev. Stat. § 418.627

Oregon Revised Statutes

Title 34. Human Services; Juvenile Code; Corrections

Chapter 418. Child Welfare Services

Foster Homes Not Supervised by Child-Caring Agencies

§ 418.627. Placement consistent with the Indian Child Welfare Act

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that in the Indian Child Welfare Act, Public Law 95-608, the United States Congress recognized the special legal status of Indian tribes and their members. This section implements the federal policy of protecting Indian cultures by insuring the placement of Indian children within Indian families or communities, and that as a consequence, the State of Oregon should take the actions provided in subsections (2) to (4) of this section.

(2) A person providing a foster home to an American Indian child shall be eligible for payments under ORS 418.625 to 418.645 regardless of the relationship by blood or marriage that the person has to the child where the child's placement in the foster home is pursuant to the Indian Child Welfare Act (25 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.).

(3) Certification of a foster home described in subsection (2) of this section shall be pursuant to standards set out in an agreement between the Department of Human Services and the tribe of which the child is a member or, if there is no such agreement, certification shall be pursuant to standards adopted by a federally recognized Indian tribe.

(4) If subsection (2) or (3) of this section is found to be unconstitutional for any reason, then the entire section shall be null and void.

Laws 1987, c. 773, §§ 2,3.