A petition filed for the adoption of a person shall be under oath or affirmation of the petitioner and the titling thereof shall be substantially as follows: "Ex parte in the matter of the petition of .......... for adoption." The petition or the exhibits annexed thereto shall contain the following information:
When any of the above facts is unknown to the petitioner, the petitioner shall state this fact. When any of the above facts is known to the Mayor, or a licensed child-placing agency that as a matter of social policy declines to disclose them to the petitioner, the facts may be disclosed to the court in an exhibit filed by the Mayor or the agency with the court. If more than one petitioner joins in a petition, the requirements of this section apply to each.
Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-305. 1973 Ed., § 16-305. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 7-104, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-301. DC CODE § 16-305 Current through December 11, 2012
(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 538, Pub. L. 88-24, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 555, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 145(a)(2); Apr. 30, 1988, D.C. Law 7- 104, § 4(c), 35 DCR 147.)