Surnames/tags: Oregon_Adoptions Adoption Adoptions
Oregon is an "open state" as of 2015, "an adult adoptee can get an original birth certificate."
Original birth certificate
- Who may order preadoption birth records?
- Adoptee must be 21 years of age
- Adoptee must be born in Oregon
- Must be the adoptee or their legal representative - not other family members.
- Legal representatives should include a notarized permission note from the adoptee.
- Order must be for a birth record where an adoption report was received, a new birth certificate was created and the original birth record was placed in a sealed file.
Non Identifying Information
Third Party Agencies
(adoption agencies, orphanages, intermediaries)
Additional Local Resources
Voluntary Adoption Registry
- DHS Adoption Services Unit offers a voluntary adoption registry to help people receive adoption information.
- Information is available to:
- Birth parents of an adoptee
- Adult adoptee
- An adoptee's genetic sibling who is 18 years of age or older
- Adoptive parents of a deceased adoptee
- Adult siblings of deceased birth parents of an adoptee
- Parents of deceased birth parents of an adoptee
- Putative father of adult adoptee
- When DHS determines a match exists, they notify the affected persons of the match by a direct and confidential method. DHS may recommend appropriate counseling by a DHS social worker prior to the release of identifying information.