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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ICAB SUPPORTS DSWD’S ADOPTION CONSCIOUSNESS CELEBRATION

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
Email: arrsfcsteam@gmail.com

Kaisahang Buhay Foundation
Tel. No. 912-1159/60
Email: kbf@kbf.ph

Norrfil Foundation
Tel. No. 372-3577
Email: norfilfoundation@yahoo.com

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!

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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).