THE SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES JURISDICTION OF LOCAL COURTS ON DOMESTIC ADOPTION FILED BY FOREIGNERS

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Justification:

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).

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OCA-Circular No. 213-2017

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