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.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session