WVC 48 - 22 - 901
PART 9. INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS.
§48-22-901. Recognition of foreign adoption decree.
When an adoption occurs in a foreign country and the adopted
child has immigrated to the United States with the permission of
the United States, this state shall recognize the adoption. The
rights and obligations of the parties as to matters within the
jurisdiction of this state shall be determined as though the
adoption decree was issued by a court of this state.