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West Virginia Adoption Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Juvenile Law for West Virginia on
Q: If I've adopted a child can I sign him over to another family when he is 17?
Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Feb 4, 2017

No, you can't sign a child over. The other family might be able to adopt him with a court order. You would need to consult an attorney and, given the age of the child, I would expect it to be difficult.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for West Virginia on
Q: can I adopt grandson without one of the parents agreeing

my daughter in law don't even have visitation and hasn't been in contact with my grandson in 4 months, my son said I could adopt but does she have to agree also? My grandson is 12 years old

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 28, 2015

Under certain circumstances, an adoption can be ordered without her consent. You should consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in your state.

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