~disclaimer~ This blog has been created by independent residents of Oregon who have participated in numerous OR adoptions and are familiar with current OR adoption law from first hand experience, both birth parents and adoptive parents. This group is OPPOSED to hb 2904. This group is not sponsored by any other group, third party organization, non profit, for profit, adoption or other such agency, and/or legally organized adoption related affiliation. We are just passionate citizens using our voice!

You are, of course, entitled to formulating your own opinions about hb 2904 and to then act accordingly.
Blog In Progress: soon to come:
~More suggestions on how to use your citizen voice.
~Where did this bill come from? and info behind the writing of HB2904.
~Why don't we like it? While the purpose of this blog is one of information, and not opinions, we feel that we should at least explain ourselves and our opposition to hb2904.

Friday, February 4, 2011

hb 2904 summary

House Bill 2904

Sponsored by Representative DOHERTY; Representative DEMBROW (at
  the request of Janette Barcenas, Ashley Peterson-Munoz, Leticia
  Munoz, Kiley Steward, Tamera Slack, Oregon Birth Mothers)
  (Presession filed.)


The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the
measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to
consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor's
brief statement of the essential features of the measure as

  Establishes Adoption Legal Services Fund. Continuously
appropriates moneys in fund to Judicial Department to pay costs
of legal consultation for birth parents in adoption proceedings.
Requires additional fee to be collected from party filing
petition for adoption
and to be credited to fund.
  Prohibits consent to adoption, or surrender and release of
child for adoption, until child is eight days old.
Permits certificate of irrevocability to be revoked for
any reason within 30 days.
Provides that certificate of
irrevocability is not effective until birth parent participates
in mandatory adoption-related counseling and legal consultation.
Failure of birth parent to participate in mandatory counseling
and legal consultation and nonpayment of expenses of counseling
and consultation are grounds for setting aside adoption judgment
or for revocation of consent to adoption.

  Provides that validity of adoption judgment may be challenged
on specified grounds within one year after entry.