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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

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.



adoption 101 101The 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.


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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