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Important information about filing an adoption in West Virginia.

ADOPTING YOUR STEP CHILD IN WEST VIRGINIA: We are committed to helping unite families through stepparent adoption. We understand that some relationships leave a child with an absent parent. Our program allows families to complete their West Virginia step parent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney.
Completing a stepparent adoption in West Virginia doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Our goal is to empower families with an affordable means to adopt their stepson or stepdaughter. We back our service with a 100% court acceptance guarantee.
Adopt your step child in West Virginia. Forms to help do it yourself families to complete their own adoption in West Virginia.

West Virginia step parent adoption

West Virginia stepson and stepdaughter adoption.

Helping the entire State of West Virginia in stepparent adoption.

We help families throughout the entire State. Our documents have consistently been praised by the Courts in West Virginia and recommended by court clerks.
We help families in every city of West Virginia, including: Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Morgantown, Wheeling, Wierton, Fairmont, Beckley, Martinsburg, and every other city in West Virginia.

Important information about filing an adoption in West Virginia.

A stepparent adoption in West Virginia can be a fairly simple process, and it can be a wonderful step to take to unit the family unit. When the adoption is completed, the child will have the following benefits:
> New name is established (if desired)
> New birth certificate
> Two legal parents active in the child’s life
> Ability to inherit from adoptive parent
The child will have a relationship with the adoptive parent that is the same as if the child were born to the stepparent. The child’s new birth certificate will show the child’s new name and will have the adoptive parent and the natural parent listed as the child’s mother and father.
If your matter is complex, a local adoption attorney can answer any legal questions you may have. Review the following fact check which provides a general guideline as to whether you can do your own adoption:

Who can adopt.

> Stepmother, or
> Stepfather
A stepparent in West Virginia can file to adopt his or her step child. The stepparent must be legally married to the child’s parent.
In some states, a domestic partnership and same-sex marriages may also adopt under the step parent adoption laws.

Parental Rights

Both the biological father and the biological mother have parental rights to the child. In every adoption, the absent or consenting parents parental rights will have to be terminated.
Some of the common grounds for termination of parental rights are:
> Abandonment of the child
> Lack of financial support
> Sustained lack of contact
> Abuse or neglect of minor children
> Putative or presumptive father is not the bio-father

Child’s consent

In West Virginia, if the child is over 12 years of age, the child will be required to sign a consent to the adoption.

Where to file

You will file your step parent adoption documents in the court located in the county where you reside. If you are in the military, you have the option to file in your home-state of record.
We have listed the address for some of the West Virginia Courts below.

West Virginia Adoption

After you have determined that you want to complete a stepparent adoption, and have familiarized yourself with the adoption process, we can help you make the adoption a reality.
The adoption is fairly simple:
> Complete our online questionnaire
> Review and sign the adoption forms
> Notice the absent parent
> Sign all consents
> Complete background check (if required)
> Complete home-study (if required)
> Attend final adoption hearing
We will let you know if a background check or home study is required. We will also let you know if your specific situation can eliminate any steps or whether a step or two will need to be added.

Do it yourself step parent adoption in West Virginia


Here is the information for all of the courts in West Virginia that handle adoptions. If your region is not listed, we will include the nearest court information with your documents.


Kanawha County Family Court: Kanawha County Courthouse, 111 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25328 Phone: 304-357-0440 Fax: 304-357-0473


Cabell County Family Court: Cabell County Courthouse, 750 Fifth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701 Phone: 304-526-8622 Fax: 304-526-8699


Raleigh County Family Court:Raleigh County Courthouse, 215 Main Street, Beckley, WV 25801 Phone: 304-255-9135 Fax: 304-255-9353


Mercer County Family Court: Mercer County Courthouse, 1501 W. Main Street, Princeton, WV 24740 Phone: 304-487-8371 Fax: 304-425-1598


Greenbrier County Family Court: Greenbrier County Courthouse, 200 N. Court Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901 Phone: 304-647-6626 Fax: 304-647-6666


Marion County Family Court: Marion County Courthouse, 211 Adams Street, Fairmont, WV 26554 Phone: 304-367-5360 Fax: 304-367-5374


Harrison County Family Court: Harrison County Courthouse, 301 W. Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301-2967 Phone: 304-624-8640 Fax: 304-624-8710


Wood County Family Court: Wood County Judicial Building, 317 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 Phone: 304-424-1700 Fax: 304-424-1804


Ohio County Family Court: Ohio Co. Courthouse, 1500 Chapline St., City/County Bldg., Wheeling, WV 26003 Phone: 304-264-3611


Berkeley County Family Court: Berkeley County Judicial Center, 380 W. South Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401 Phone: 304-264-1918 Fax: 304-262-3072


Putnam County Family Court: Putnam County Judicial Building, 3389 Winfield Road, Winfield, WV 25213 Phone: 304-586-0203 Fax: 304-586-0221

Court filing fees.

The court filing fees for an adoption in West Virginia are approximately $200.

Step Parent Adoption in West Virginia We help families throughout West Virginia complete their stepparent adoptions without the high cost of an adoption attorney. We serve families in Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Morgantown, Wheeling, Wierton, Fairmont, Beckley, Martinsburg, and all the other cities in West Virginia.

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