Takeaways

  • Republic Act 8552 or Domestic Adoption Law provides the provisions
  • Local DSWD to provide free consultation and inquiries related to adoption, it’s processes and requirements
  • The law prohibits the discussion of adoption for unborn children
  • Direct adoption is considered illegal and carries a penalty of jail time
  • If you are
    • a pregnant or a new mom who is considering adoption, talk to a social worker (e.g. Grace to be Born in Pasig, Kaisang Buhay Foundation in Quezon, Haven for Women in Batangas or City Social Welfare in Dasmarinas, etc.)
    • a foreigner living in Australia, read this blog post Adopting Jerry

Who can adopt? (for Filipino citizens and aliens)

  • Legal age
  • At least 16 years old then adoptee (e.g. baby is 2 years old, you must be at least 18 yrs old or older)
  • Has the capacity to exercise parental duties and authority
  • Has a good moral character; not convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude
  • Has the capacity to support, to educate and to care
  • Undergone pre-adoption services
  • For alien, must have a diplomatic relations with the Philippines, has been certified by their consular office that they are qualified for adopting a child, and their government allowed the process
  • For alien, has been living in the Philippines for at least 3 continuous years prior to filing of the application

Who can be adopted? 

  • Any person below 18 years old and has been declared available for adoption
  • A child whose previous adoption has been cancelled
  • A child whose biological parents has died

Adoption requirements in the Philippines

  • Birth and marriage certificates (authenticated)
  • Written consent from the children (legitimate and illegitimate) living with the applicant who are 10 years old and older
  • Health certificate, NBI or police clearance
  • ITR or proof of income
  • Character references
  • Latest family picture and home pictures
  • Home study report

Adoption Process in the Philippines

  • Attend the adoption counseling
  • Application
  • Home study report
  • Approval / disapproval of the application
  • Matching or family selection
  • Pre-placement of the child
  • Placement
  • Supervised trial custody
  • Finalization
  • Certificate of finality
  • Issuance of birth certificate
  • Post-adoptive services

References

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