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WVC 48 - 22 - 102 §48-22-102. Abandonment defined.
"Abandonment" means any conduct by the birth mother, legal father, determined father, outsider father, unknown father or putative father that demonstrates a settled purpose to forego all duties and relinquish all parental claims to the child.

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