In Interest of Brandon L.E
In In Interest of Brandon L.E., 183 W. Va. 113, 394 S.E.2d 515 (1990), the Court used the term 'psychological parent.'"
The Court acknowledged that:
"a psychological parent is one who, on a continuing, day-to-day basis, through interaction, companionship, interplay, and mutuality, fulfills the child's psychological needs for a parent, as well as the child's physical needs. The psychological parent maybe a biological,. . . adoptive, foster, or common-law ... parent, or any other person. There is no presumption in favor of any of these after the initial assignment at birth."