Grandparents always have a special place in their heart for their grandchildren, and it can be heartbreaking if for some reason they are having difficulty in attaining the rights to visitation. Perhaps your child does not have custody of your grandchildren and the other parent is limiting access, or perhaps you are estranged from your child but you still want to maintain a healthy relationship with your grandchild. Whatever the reason, it should be possible for you to be a positive influence in your grandchildren's lives.
Unfortunately, in 2001 Oregon removed their law for grandparent visitation; therefore, there are no longer any specific provisions reserved for grandparents. However, as a grandparent, you will be considered as a nonparent who is seeking visitation rights. This is still taken seriously under the law.