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Is there an Oregon law stating only natural parents may be called father or mother?

Is there an Oregon law stating only natural parents may be called father or mother?
I have heard there is an Oregon Law stating only natural parents may be referred to as “mother” or “father” (or their equivalents) but have been unable to find such a thing in the Oregon Revised Statutes. The only thing I have found is mention of it regularly being in divorce decrees. Has anybody out there heard of an actual law explaining this?

Answer:

Answer by Shadow
Do you know why you can’t find anything? Because it isn’t a law. As a matter of fact, it’s unenforceable. It doesn’t even make sense. Who would waste anyone’s time worrying about it?

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  1. Gee
    January 26, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I’ve never heard of it and given how liberal Oregon is, I’d be suprised if it was true.

  2. Cham
    January 26, 2011 at 10:42 am

    There is no statute in ANY state that requires this. The only way that could happen is through a court order in the form of injunctive relief.

    A natural parent, encouraging a child to call a step-parent mom or dad, is HEAVILY frowned upon by most courts.

  3. Lela A
    January 26, 2011 at 11:24 am

    this sound very interesting to look into..sorry can’t help you..

  4. Bella
    January 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Of course there isn’t. What about adopted children?

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