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For adoption related information and records:
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Office of Social Services
350 Capitol Street, Room 621
Charleston, WV 25301-3704
(304) 558-4303
Fax: (304) 558-8800
Non-Identifying Information: Adoptive parents, adopted adults age 18 or older, birth parents, and children of a deceased adopted adult may obtain non-identifying information.
Identifying Information: Identifying information is provided through a registry.
Using the West Virginia Adoption Registry: Birth parents and adopted adults age 18 or older may use the registry. One hour of counseling is required. If the adopted adult is unsuccessful in obtaining identifying information through the registry, he or she may petition the court to search for birth parents to obtain consent for the release of identifying information.
West Virginia Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Social Services
350 Capitol Street
Room 691
Charleston, WV 25301-3704
(304) 558-7980
Obtaining an Original Birth Certificate: An adoptee must petition the court in which the adoption was finalized.
Providing Information: Birth parents may leave updated medical, genetic, or social history to be placed in the court file.
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