WVC 48 - 23 - 301
PART 3. ESTABLISHMENT AND MAINTENANCE
OF VOLUNTARY ADOPTION REGISTRY.
§48-23-301. Division of human services to establish and maintain
mutual consent voluntary adoption registry.
The division of human services, as provided for in §9-2-1, et
seq. of this code, shall establish and maintain the mutual consent
voluntary adoption registry, except that the division may contract
out the function of establishing and maintaining the registry to a
licensed voluntary agency with expertise in providing post-legal
adoption services, in which case the agency shall establish and
maintain the registry that would otherwise be operated by the
The secretary of the department of health and human resources
shall promulgate and adopt such rules as are necessary for
implementing this article.