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WEST VIRGINIA CODE

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CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC RELATIONS.

ARTICLE 22. ADOPTION.

§48-22-201. Persons who may petition for decree of adoption.

Any person not married or any person, with his or her spouse’s consent, or any husband and wife jointly, may petition a circuit court of the county wherein such person or persons reside for a decree of adoption of any minor child or person who may be adopted by the petitioner or petitioners: Provided, That if the minor child to be adopted has been removed from a prior home due to an abuse or neglect proceeding, the petition may be filed in the same county as the original abuse and neglect proceeding regarding the minor child.

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