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    Domestic Adoption (Step-by-step procedure) RA8552

    1. Pre-Adoption Counseling/ Seminar Adoptive Parents are required to attend a seminar or fora at the DSWD to help then assess their motivation. 2. Filing an Application Adoptive Parents files an application for adoption at the DSWD after completing the seminar or fora. 3. Declaration of the child as Abandoned (Optional)If efforts to locate the biological parents shall fail, the child shall be registered as foundling. The child shall then be a subject to legal proceedings to declare him/her abandoned and ready for adoption. 4. HomestudyAdoptive parents make arrangements for Homestudy to beconducted by DSWD or child-placing agency. If the adoptive parents residing abroad, the Homestudy shall only be conducted…

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    Adoption : Requirements and Supporting Documents

    For prospective adoptive parents1. Homestudy Report2. Authenticated birth certificate;3. Marriage Contract or Divorce, Annulment, Declaration of Nullity, or Legal Separation documents;4. Written consent to the adoption by the legitimate and adopted sons/daughters, and illegitimate sons/daughters if living with the applicant, who are at least ten (10) years old;5. Physical and medical evaluation by a duly licensed physician; and when appropriate, psychological evaluation;6. NBI/Police Clearance;7. Latest income tax return or any other documents showing financial capability, e.g. Certificate of Employment, Bank Certificate or Statement of Assets and Liabilities;8. Three (3) character references, e.g. the local Church/Minister, the employer, and a non-relative member of the immediate community who have known the applicant(s)…

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    Who can Adopt a Filipino Child?

    1. Any Filipino citizen of legal age, in possession of full civil capacity and legal rights, of good moral character, has not been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude, emotionally and psychologically capable of caring for children, at least sixteen (16) years older than the adoptee, and who is in a position to support and care for his/her children in keeping with the means of the family. The requirement of sixteen (16) year difference between the age of the adopter and adoptee may be waived when the adopter is the biological parent of the adoptee, or is the spouse of the adoptee’s parent; 2. Any alien possessing the same…

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    Adoption

    What is Adoption?

    ADOPTION is a social and legal procedure of giving a stable family to a child whose parents have voluntarily or involuntarily surrendered parental authority over the child. Adoption is for a child who cannot be raised by their birth parent and who need a new and permanent family. It offers equivalent mutual rights and obligations as the same as between children and their biological parents. It includes of social work and other professional services that are required in the placement of children in adoptive families. Children whose parents are either gone or incapable to function as parents need the safeguard of the State. Care of the child requires adequate study…