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

General criteria for the selection of the new set of Board members are:


  • The Board shall be selected primarily on the requirements provided for by Section 5 of RA 8043: “Composition of the Board. — The Board shall be composed of the Secretary of the Department as ex officio Chairman, and six (6) other members to be appointed by the President for a nonrenewable term of six (6) years: Provided, That there shall be appointed one (1) psychiatrist or psychologist, two (2) lawyers who shall have at least the qualifications of a regional trial court judge, one (1) registered social worker and two (2) representatives from non-governmental organizations engaged in child-caring and placement activities. The members of the Board shall receive a per diem allowance of One thousand five hundred pesos (P1,500) for each meeting attended by them: Provided, further, That no compensation shall be paid for more than four (4) meetings a month.”
  • Application/nomination for submission to the board should be accompanied by the following requirements:
    1. Nomination for submission to the Board or any proof of updated eligibility to practice a profession where applicable
    2. Acceptance of nomination
    3. Affidavit stating the applicant has no pending administrative case.
  • The following eligibility criteria is set in place as follows:
    1. Child Welfare experience (must have background or direct experience working on cases of children for alternative child care e.g. adoption, foster care or guardianship) – 50%
    2. Academic qualification– 20%
    3. Skills requirement  (must have participated in the drafting/ development child welfare policy, programs and  guidelines– 30%
  • The board shall prepare a “short list” of three names per discipline to be endorsed to the   Chairman for recommendation to the President.




For Victims of Typhoon Yolanda


The Intercountry Adoption Board is coordinating the collection of stuffed toys for distribution to the children in Tacloban City and other affected areas. It is a small contribution but it may help the young traumatized children have something to hug at this time. You may drop off the stuffed toys at 2 Chicago corner Ermin Garcia Streets, Cubao Quezon City and call us at 7219781. Other details will be posted at


DSWD and ICAB Launch “Love Sees Beyond Differences” An Adoption Advocacy Campaign

DSWD Undersecretary Parisya H. Taradji addresses members of media during the press conference to formally launch the Adoption Advocacy Campaign and “I Love You Anak” Song by Mr. Ogie Alcasid.

Also present during the media launch were (from left) Ms. Cecile Velez of McCann Erickson, Mr. Rafael S. Tinio, board member of the Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB); Mr. John Boren, president of Adoptive Families Foundation; Senator Pia Cayetano and Mr. Alcasid.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Inter-country Adoption Board (ICAB) and McCann Erickson launched Thursday, November 29, their Advocacy Campaign on Adoption entitled, “Love Sees Beyond Differences.”
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