WVC 48 - 23 - 501
PART 5. OPERATION OF THE VOLUNTARY ADOPTION REGISTRY.
§48-23-501. Prerequisites to disclosure of identifying
The adult adoptee and each birth parent may voluntarily,
without having been contacted by any employee or agent of the
entity operating the registry, place his or her name in the
appropriate registry before any disclosure or identifying
information can be made. A qualified person may register by
submitting a notarized affidavit to the appropriate registry
stating his or her name, address and telephone number and his or
her willingness to be identified solely to the other relevant
persons who register. No registration may be accepted until the
prospective registrant submits satisfactory proof of his or her
identity in accord with the provisions specified in section 23-601
of this article. The failure of any of the three above described
persons to file a notarized affidavit with the registry for any
reason, including death or disability, precludes the disclosure of
identifying information to those relevant persons who do register.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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