WVC 48 - 23 - 502
§48-23-502. Counseling of registrants.
Upon registering, the registrant shall participate in not less
than one hour of counseling with a social worker employed by the
entity that operates the registry, except if a birth parent or
adult adoptee is domiciled outside the state, he or she shall
obtain counseling from a social worker employed by a licensed
agency in that other state selected by the entity that operates the
registry. When an eligible person registers concerning an adoption
that was arranged through an agency which has not merged or
otherwise ceased operations, and that same agency is not operating
the registry, the entity operating the registry shall notify by
certified mail the agency which handled the adoption within ten
business days after the date of registration.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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