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 JULY 17 – 19, 2019 to be held at (to be announced). Expected participants are Region IV-A 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
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
This Clay Storyteller is a stylized version of the current ICAB logo, which shows a father wrapping his arms around a mother and child. The child at the center of the figure, held by the mother and touching the father’s hands, represents the adopted child and the new bond with the adoptive parents. Continue reading
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.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is once again spearheading the observance of Adoption Consciousness Celebration this February 2015 with the theme ,”Legal na Ampon Ako: Anak na Totoo”. (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.
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 www.icab.gov.ph
ANNOUNCEMENT! UPCOMING EVENT!
WHAT : 12th Global Consultation on Child Welfare Service
WHEN : August 14-16, 2013
WHERE : The Manila Hotel, Manila Philippines
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.”