Parental Rights in Oregon

Oregon Parental Rights News

Mandatory Home Visits Coming to Oregon?

January 23, 2019

Dear Champion of Parental Rights, Are the headlines true? Are universal mandatory home visits coming to Oregon in the near future? At first read, it appears Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s latest budget proposal would introduce over the next six years a program of mandatory in-home visits for every family with a newborn child. Not just…

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Oregon State Law and Parental Rights

At Risk

Oregon does not have a state statute that explicitly defines and protects parental rights as fundamental rights.

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Oregon Courts and Parental Rights

At High Risk!

Oregon courts have not established a precedent of protecting fundamental parental rights with the strict scrutiny standard of review.

In fact, in his concurring opinion in In re Marriage of Winczewski, 72 P.3d 1012, 1034 (Or. Ct. App. 2003), Chief Justice Deits of the Oregon Court of Appeals pointed out that "The Court in Troxel did not adopt the 'compelling state interest' standard and we have expressly rejected that legal standard."