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My husband and I would like to adopt our ex-son-in-law. He

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My husband and I would like to adopt our ex-son-in-law. He is 23. He was married to my daughter for 16 months, they did not have any children and the divorce was amicable. His family is stalking him and causing him alot of grief. His residence has been with us since 12/08 except when he is attending college. He took our last name during the marriage and retained it after the divorce. Our family is in agreement to the adoption.
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In West Virginia, a husband and wife may jointly adopt an adult provided they are both residents of West Virginia and the adult consents. You may obtain the proper forms at a local law library or retain local counsel to assist you.

Citation: Ann. Code § 48-22-201; 48-22-801; 49-3-1; 48-22-104

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