Postadoption Contact Agreements Between Birth and Adoptive Families - West Virginia

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What may be included in postadoption contact agreements?

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Who may be a party to a postadoption contact agreement?

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

What is the role of the court in postadoption contact agreements?

Citation: Ann. Code § 48-22-704

A decree or order entered under this article may not be vacated or set aside upon application of a person alleging that there is a failure to comply with an agreement for visitation or communication with the adopted child.

Are agreements legally enforceable?

Citation: Ann. Code § 48-22-704

The court may hear a petition to enforce the agreement, in which case the court shall determine whether enforcement of the agreement would serve the best interests of the child. The court may, in its sole discretion, consider the position of a child of the age and maturity to express such position to the court.

How may an agreement be terminated or modified?

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.