WVC 48 - 22 - 201
PART 2. PERSONS WHO MAY ADOPT.
§48-22-201. Persons who may petition for decree of adoption.
Any person not married or any person, with his or her spouse's
consent, or any husband and wife jointly, may petition a circuit
court of the county wherein such person or persons reside for a
decree of adoption of any minor child or person who may be adopted
by the petitioner or petitioners.