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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 48 - 23 - 102 §48-23-102. Legislative purpose.
The purpose of this article is to:

(1) Set up a mutual consent voluntary adoption registry where birth parents and adult adoptees may register their willingness to the release of identifying information to each other;

(2) To provide for the disclosure of such identifying information to birth parents or adoptees, or both, through a social worker employed by a licensed adoption agency, provided each birth parent and the adult adoptee voluntarily registers on his or her own; and

(3) To provide for the transmission of nonidentifying health and social and genetic history to the adult adoptees, birth parents and other specified persons; and

(4) To provide for disclosure of identifying information for cause shown.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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