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Adopting from the Philippines: Proceedures on Adopting (Relative Adoption)

Posted by lecrowder in FAN Announcements, Home, International/Adoption Philippines on 02 13th, 2008

* Please note that FAN does not provide professional services but rather is a resource for adoptees from the Philippines (and/or with Filipino heritage), perspective adoptive parents and the like.

> The Foreign Adoption Agency (FAA) or Governmental Adoption Agency (GAA)  is the agency you the applicant choose in the United States or elsewhere, which is recognized by ICAB as an accredited agency.

excerpt from Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB) Philippines website

Procedures on Adoption

WHERE TO FILE THE APPLICATION

The application shall be filed with the ICAB through the Central Authority (CA) on Inter-country Adoption or an ICAB accredited Foreign Adoption Agency (FAA) or Governmental Adoption Agency  (GAA) in the country where the applicant resides.

The application shall be filed with the ICAB through the Central Authority (CA) on Inter-country Adoption or an ICAB accredited Foreign Adoption Agency (FAA) or Governmental Adoption Agency  (GAA) in the country where the applicant resides.

RELATIVE ADOPTION

Relative Adoption as applies to inter-country adoption refers to the adoption of Filipino child/ren by relatives residing abroad within the fourth (4th) degree of consanguity.

Former Filipinos permanently residing abroad and/or foreigners intending to undertake either local adoption (the filing and the finalization of the adoption is done in the Philippines and have the intention of bringing the adoptive child to their country of residence) or through the inter-country adoption route MUST first secure the approval of the Central Authority on Inter-country Adoption in the country of residence before filing any adoption petition. Adoption applicants from the USA must first secure their suitability and eligibility to adopt (I800A) from the USA Central Authority on Inter-C-ountry Adoption. Canada based adoption applicants obtain such approval from the Central Authority on Inter-country Adoption of the Province or Territory of residence.

MODIFIED PROCEDURE FOR RELATIVE ADOPTION CASES (AS APPROVED BY THE BOARD ON

AUGUST 30, 2007)

  1. The Questionnaire for Relative Adoptive Applicants (ICAB Form No.2) which can be downloaded from this website shall be submitted by the prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) to the Central Authorities (CAs)/ Foreign Adoption Agencies(FAAs). The CAs/FAAs shall endorse to ICAB the completed Questionnaire for Relative Adoptive Applicants (QRAA) with the agency’s assessment and recomendation on the prospective adoptive parents.
  1. If the CA/FAA favorably recommends the PAPs, the ICAB social worker will then request the CA/FAA to proceed with the preparation of the PAPs’ dossier. On the other hand, based on the significant data on the child as indicated in the QRAA, the assigned ICAB Social Worker will request the DSWD – Field Office (FO) to conduct the Child Study Report with supporting documents. Periodic follow-ups will be made with the DSWD-FO.(The time frame from request to ICAB’s receipt of the report will be 3-6 months. In sitautions where the FO could not prepare the Child Study Report within the expected time  frame in view of heavy adoption caseload, the ICAB social worker will assist in the conduct of the CSR).
  1. Once the ICAB receives from the DSWD-FO the child’s dossier and the complete adoption application dossier of the PAPs from the CA or FAA, the ICAB social worker will prepare an executive summary on the case with his/her recommendation on the child’s adoptive placement for the disposition of the Board.


Adopting from the Philippines

Posted by lecrowder in FAN Announcements, Home, International/Adoption Philippines on 02 13th, 2008

* Please note that FAN does not provide professional services but rather is a resource for adoptees from the Philippines (and/or with Filipino heritage), perspective adoptive parents and the like.

– All information can be found at the Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB) Philippines website

Perspective families in the United States first need to identify an accredited adoption agency that works with ICAB. There are  26 agencies to choose from. Do some research to determine which adoption agency fits your criteria.

You can refer to the adopt-philippines-usa@yahoogroups.com to connect with other perspective families, waiting families and families who have successfully adopted from the Philippines.

For folks who are adopting outside of the U.S you can join the adopt-philippines-international@yahoogroups.com.