Or. Rev. Stat. § 419B.500

Oregon Revised Statutes

Title 34. Human Services; Juvenile Code; Corrections

Chapter 419B. Juvenile Code: Dependency

Juvenile Court

(Termination of Parental Rights)

§ 419B.500. Termination of parental rights, in general

The parental rights of the parents of a ward may be terminated as provided in this section and ORS 419B.502 to 419B.524, only upon a petition filed by the state or the ward for the purpose of freeing the ward for adoption if the court finds it is in the best interest of the ward. If an Indian child is involved, the termination of parental rights must be in compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act. [FN1] The rights of one parent may be terminated without affecting the rights of the other parent.

Laws 1993, c. 33, § 138; Laws 1993, c. 546, § 56; Laws 1997, c. 873, § 6; Laws 2003, c. 396, § 83.

[FN1] 25 U.S.C.A. § 1901 et seq.