• 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
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11 days ago

Hi there. Naghahanap po ako ng ma aampon na bata or baby. From uk po ako. Ilqng buwan po ang processing? Salamat

10 months ago

please contact me for who are willing ipa adopt ang bata.. 09672658010

10 months ago

Kung may gusto na ipa adopt baby nila, ako po sana. 09495097324. Bless us all po.

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