(1) He was named as the father in the original sealed birth certificate;
(2) He legitimated or formally acknowledged the child as provided by law; or
(3) He signed a voluntary abandonment and release for the child's adoption as provided by law.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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