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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 48 - 23 - 503 §48-23-503. Cases where disclosure of identifying information cannot occur.
In any case where the identity of the birth father was unknown to the birth mother, or where the administrator learns that one or both of the birth parents are deceased, this information shall be shared with the adult adoptee. In these kinds of cases, the adoptee will not be able to obtain identifying information through the registry, and he or she would be told of his or her right to pursue whatever right otherwise exists by law to petition a court to release the identifying information.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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