§ 48-2-303.  Caption of petition for adoption.

The caption of the petition shall be substantially as follows:

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

                  IN THE DISTRICT COURT

______________________ COUNTY

                  BEFORE THE CLERK

____________________________                            |

*(Full name of petitioning father)                               |

                     and                                                         |

____________________________                            |     PETITION FOR ADOPTION

*(Full name of petitioning mother)                             |

                     and                                                         |

FOR THE ADOPTION OF                                       |

____________________________                            |

*(Full name by which the adoptee is to be known if the adoption is granted). (1949, c. 300; 1961, c. 186; 1969, c. 982; 1973, c. 476, s. 138; 1995, c. 88, s. 5; c. 457, s. 2; 1997-215, s. 9(d).)