Training on Intercountry Adoption Program & Preparing Children for Adoption

The ICAB’s Training on Inter-country Adoption (ICA) Program among our local stakeholders is part of ICAB’s advocacy and networking functions as well as its commitment to increase their level of functionality.  The Capacity Building Package on ICA Program aims to strengthen the social workers’ capability in handling adoption cases particularly those which will go through the inter-country adoption route.  The activity is scheduled for NOVEMBER 13 – 15, 2019 to be held at the (to be announced). Expected participants are Region VI social workers from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Non-Governmental Organization: Child Caring/Child Placing Agencies (NGO CCAs/CPAs), Regional Trial Court/Family Court (RTC/FC), Local Government Units/Local Social Welfare and Development Offices (LGUs/LSWDOs – Provincial, City, Municipal) and hospitals.


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There were instances involving alien petitioners whose petition for adoption filed under the Domestic Adoption Act of 1998 was granted by the court, yet the adopted child was not allowed to enter the alien’s country. Thus, in order to avoid this situation, courts must require the alien petitioner to submit the clarification that his or her government allows the adopted child to enter the alien’s country, which is not waived under the quoted Section 7 (b).


OCA-Circular No. 213-2017

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Adoption Information from Family & Community Service NSW Government

Dear family,

The purpose of this letter is to set out the NSW Department of Family and Community Services’ (FACS) position about the adoption of a relative or known child who is not an Australian citizen and who is habitually resident in an overseas country.

FACS currently has responsibility for providing intercountry adoption services. These services are provided by FACS’ Adoption Services. The Director of this service holds the position of the NSW Central Authority for the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Convention) of which Australia is a member. Continue reading


Adoption week

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is once again spearheading the observance of Adoption Consciousness Celebration. The activity will be held on February 15-21, 2016 with the theme “Legal na Ampon Ako: Anak na Totoo” with English caption A Child Finds Worth in Legal Adoption.

ICAB, the Central Authority on Inter-Country Adoption of the Philippines supports the DSWD’s continuing adoption advocacy efforts to raise awareness of the general public on legal adoption.

For inquiries on local/ domestic adoption, you may contact the following agencies:

DSWD-Field Office NCR
Tel. No. 488-2754

Kaisahang Buhay Foundation
Tel. No. 912-1159/60

Norrfil Foundation
Tel. No. 372-3577

Adoption Help Desk will be set-up in selected SM Malls, Trinoma Mall, Festival Mall and Market Market on February 20-21, 2016.

Protect the children in need of families. Go for legal adoption. #AdoptionConsciousness

Protektahan ang mga batang nangangailangan ng sariling pamilya. Mag-ampon sa legal na paraan. #AdoptionConsciousness

ICAB: 20 years of building families!


This year marks the ICAB’s 20th Anniversary. In June 7, 1995, Republic Act 8043 otherwise known as the Philippine Inter-country Adoption Act of 1995 was passed into law. The law created the Inter-country Adoption Board as the Central Authority in matters relating to the inter-country adoption of Filipino children and as the policy making body for purposes of carrying-out the convention requirement (Article II Section 4 of RA 8043).

New Members of the Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB)


On April 21, 2015, President Aquino appointed new members of the Inter-Country Adoption Board for a term of six years:  Antonia C. Siy (psychologist), Rosario B. dela Rosa (registered social worker), Maria Gabriela R. Concepcion (lawyer), Eric Remegio O. Panga (lawyer), Ma. Teresa R. Nuqui (NGO) and Maria Carolina T. Legarda (NGO).


The new Board members took their oath of office on May 4, 2015 before Secretary Corazon Juliano Soliman, Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Ex Officio Chair of the Inter-Country Adoption Board.