How to Adopt a Child in the Philippines – Adoption Requirements, Procedures

Because everyone deserves a loving and caring family, I decided to share this post today about adoption – how to adopt a child in the Philippines? What are the requirements and procedures?

If you are a Filipino citizen or an alien (currently not a citizen of the Philippines) who’s interested to adopt or looking for a foster child to raise and to love as a family, this page is for you.

First, I’d like to give the credits and warm thanks to DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) for sharing the requirements and process of adoption in the Philippines. They recently gave free consultation and entertained free inquiries related to adopting a person.

We all know that the DSWD is currently the generous department assigned and given the power to protect and care for the welfare of neglected and abandoned children. This agency is mandated to find suitable permanent home and loving family for those children so they will live a normal and healthy life and relationship.

The requirements and procedures are based on the Domestic Adoption Law (Republic Act 8552) in case you still want to go deeper the complete article and browse its sections. Domestic adoption is also referred as local adoption.

Who can adopt in the Philippines?

According to this Law, any person can adopt provided he or she is a Filipino citizen or alien residing in the Philippines who:

  • Is of legal age.
  • Is at least 16 years older than adoptee, except when the adopter is the biological parent.
  • Has the capacity to act and assume all the rights and duties incident to the exercise of parental authority.
  • Is of good moral character and has not been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude.
  • Is in a good position to support, educate and care for his/her legitimate and illegitimate children and the child to be adopted.
  • Has undergone the pre-adoption services.
  • An alien may adopt if he/she has diplomatic relations with the Philippines, has been certified by his/her diplomatic or consular office or any appropriated agency that he/she is qualified to adopt in his country, and that his/her government will allow the adoption.
  • An alien has been living in the Philippines for at least three (3) continuous years prior to the filing of the application for adoption and maintains such residence until the adoption decree is entered

Who can be adopted in the Philippines?

  • Any person below 18 who has been administratively or judicially declared available for adoption.
  • Legitimate son/daughter of one spouse by the other spouse.
  • An illegitimate son/daughter by a qualified adopter/s to improve his/her status to that of legitimacy.
  • A person of legal age if, prior to the adoption, said person has been consistently considered and treated by the adopter/s as his/her own child since minority.
  • A child whose adoption has been previously rescinded.
  • A child whose biological parent/s has died provided that no proceedings shall be initiated within 6 months from the time of death of the said parent/s.
how to adopt a child philippines

Know more about Domestic Adoption Law in the Philippines by going to R.A. 8552.

Adoption Requirements in the Philippines:

If you are a foster parent or a couple interested to adopt a qualified person, you may prepare the following documents.

  • Authenticated Birth Certificate
  • Authenticated Marriage Certificate
  • Written consent to the adoption of the legitimate, adopted or illegitimate children living with the applicant who are aged 10 years old and above.
  • Health Certificates of Couple and family members
  • NBI Clearance or Police Clearance
  • Latest ITR (Income Tax Return) or any proof of income
  • Three Character References
  • Statement of Acceptance from Designated Guardian
  • Latest Family Picture and Home Picture
  • Home Study Report

Adoption Process and Procedure in the Philippines:

  1. Attendance to Adoption Counseling
  2. Filing of Application for Adoption
  3. Preparation of Home Study Report
  4. Approval/Disapproval of application
  5. Matching or Family Selection
  6. Pre-placement of the child with the prospective adoptive parents
  7. Placement
  8. Supervised Trial Custody
  9. Finalization of Child’s Adoption
  10. Issuance of the Adoption Decree/Certificate of Finality
  11. Issuance of Amended Birth Certificate
  12. Provision of Post-Adoptive Services

For inquiries and further details, please contact DSWD at dswd.gov.ph MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

Disclaimer: Any comment, view or message shared in the comments section does not reflect the views or opinion of the author and the admin of this website.

About Fehl Dungo

Licensed Career Service Professional, tech investor, founder of Philpad, and published author of a poetry book at Barnes&Noble.

400 thoughts on “How to Adopt a Child in the Philippines – Adoption Requirements, Procedures”

    • Hi! I have Two toddlers already ages 1 and 2. Now that I am pregnant again my husband and I couldn’t afford to have another one. Especially for me I know I cant take care of the baby. I am so depressed now. I have to be honest anyone who is interested you have to look for our shelter because we have to go far from our place. We dont want anyone to know about this. You just have to shoulder all the expenses throughout my pregnancy and you can take my baby. Also I have to make sure that you are financially stable to raise a child.

      Reply
  1. hello my name is ree, 29 years old. I am 7months pregnant now and it was unplanned, my due date is on May 1st or 2nd week of May, the father of my unborn baby is Chinese, he is from China, but he iairresponsible boyfrie does not want to face his responsibility to his baby, that’s why i decided to give up this baby for adoption ..my unborn baby is a mix of blood, a half Chinese and half Filipino looking for a couple who couldhelp me i will not have children who are really willing to adopt my unborn baby and who will shoulder my all expenses since i can not work and just stay in home, i is it expensive in Philippines to adopt a child but i am hoping there ‘s still A couple / parents who can help me. I already have 1 son, am single mother and living by myself with my son. It is really hard for now that’s why i ask some help, if you are really willing to give help, we can talk thru viber if you are willing +639280740861, you can contact me in this number .. i am from Philippines.

    Reply
  2. Hi.. Im currently pregnant for three months now. I’m not sure of the gender yet. And hoping that they won’t back out cause i got the baby from a Nigerian . Im looking for a caring family that will adopt my baby when i give birth. I’m looking ng for a family that are willing to go through legalities. For those who are willing to adopt my baby you may contact me with this phone number 09367577054.

    Reply
    • Hi I am Engr. Rizalito Dinglasan.. Please allow me to adopt your baby. this is my contact number.. 09493602245.. I am from cavite..

      Reply
        • Hi I have a couple desperately willing to adopt a baby girl at least 2 or no more than 3 years old. This couple, the wife works part time at my care home business in California, they are both (Lito&Norma) in their mid 40’s and a hard working couple.

          Reply
      • Hi, please do consider me. I’m 6 months pregnant, looking for an adoptive parents whom are willing to help me on my due date and adopt my baby soon after birth. Please contact me 09351299189 thanks in advance!

        Reply
      • Hello I am very much willing to adopt a newborn baby. No money involve please. Seaman ang asawa ko at hanggang ngayon wala pa kaming anak. please do contact me 09159754719

        Reply
  3. Hi my cousin just gave birth to a premie baby she’s looking for a willingly to be parents of her child. Kindly contact me if you were interested. Shes from Surigao.

    Reply
  4. hi Good evening, I need couples to be a better parents to my child. I am pregnant 4months. Dont know the gender yet. I need someone who can support me financially until I give birth. pls PM me on my mssgr “DIANA SANTOS” This is serious matter here .

    Reply
    • you can reach me in this number 09393476188. I’m willing to meet serious people who will adopt my baby via legal process . I hope someone can help me .

      Reply
      • Hi diana me and my wife very interested about your baby we are couple for 13 years living in Toronto canada we are looking for adoption kilangan namin masiguro na totoo ito thanks

        Reply
        • Hello Po. Are you still interested to adopt a baby? I am currently two months pregnant and i want my baby to be adopted due to personal problems. please contact me 09302300745.

          Reply
  5. Hi my partner and I are in 30s willing to adopt a baby girl. I am financially stable in the philippines and my partner is planning to work abroad. We dont have a child and I cant have a child so I am very sure na lahat ng love and needs ng bata ay maiibigay namin. Sa kanya lang focused namin magasawa. We can shoulder your hospital bills kapag nakapanganak kana.
    I hope anyone here consider ours.. Thank you and godbless. You may contact me 09218622442

    Reply
  6. Hi,
    I want to adopt a cousin of mine. I have kids of my own. But I am currently living in Europe. This is crazy thinking of me but I want to adopt the two of them even one of them. But I dont have so much time to sit and read the threads of comments on how so I want to be inform about the process and the hassle I will face.

    Reply
  7. Me and my husband is also looking for a new born baby to adopt and love as our own. Civil engineer po ang husband ko and regular government employee, we also have our own furniture business so sure na mabibigay po namin lahat ng needs ng baby. Please consider us. And please contact me 09167130862

    Reply
    • Hello po im 4 months preg. Need ko ko ng gusto mag ampon ng baby ko since hindi po ako kayang panagutan ng nkabuntis sakin..need ko po ng taong handang tumanggap at magmahal sa baby ko ng parang tunay nilang dugo. Need ko lang po ng matirhan since hindi po alam ng parents ko ang pagbubuntis ko.september po ang due date ko..at need ko lang po talaga ng matitirhan,pangkain dahil nkikitira lng ako sa friend ko at kayu na po bahala mag prefer sa hospital bills kapag manganak na ako..yun lang po.09172068525

      Reply
      • Hello we are willing to adopt your baby and cover all your hospital bills. Please consider us. We are California base. Filipina ako at American husband ko. We can provide you shelter in the Philippines habang nag aantay ka ng duedate mo. Please email me melodymakerfm@outlook.com thank you

        Reply
        • ok po maam..maraming salamat po sa inyu..sa tulong nyu po at mabigyan ng magandang kinabukasan ang anak ko sa poder nyu.ituring nyu po cxang turing na dugot laman.. Makakaasa po kayu na aalagan ko ng maayos sa sinapupunan ang baby para healthy ang baby.

          Reply
      • Gusto na namin magkababy ng asawa ko.. kaso po di po siya magbuntis.. Gusto ko na rin magkaanak.. Assistant manager po ako ng company.. pede ko po buhayin at bigyan ng magandang buhay ang magiging anak mo… eto po yung email address ko.. carlo061984@gmail.com

        Reply
        • ok po sir kung cnu po ang una makapagbigay sakin ng matitirhan ngayon cla po ang makakakuha sa baby ko.need ko lng talaga ng bahay matirhan ngayon gawa nung nkikituloy lng ako ngayon sa friend ko.at pangkain ko.

          Reply
      • elow po. ng hahanap din po kmi..
        willing tlga po kmi mg adopt. i read your post. sasagutin po namin ang hospital bills ninyo..
        Wla pa po kming anak. guzyo po naming mag ampon ng new born baby or baby na po.
        sana po ay ipagkaloob po ninyo samin na maging magulang.. interesado po kmi alagaan at bigyan ng maganda buhay itutureng namin syang sariling anak mas higit pa.. pls contact me
        09952929656

        Reply
        • Hi marz, pwd tayo nlang magpalaki sa magiging anak mo, at ituturing ko nring tunay n anak ang magiging anak mo, government employee ako, at regular sa trabaho, I’m Ramer..

          Reply
    • Ma’am you can go to the nearest Local Social Welfare and Development Office and inquire about the requirements and the process on how can you be a Prospective Adoptive Parent.

      Reply
  8. Paano po ba kung yung Tita mo gusto kang iadopt pero NASA america siya at gusto mo siya maging mommy dahil siya ung nagalaga sayo noon bata ka pa. Paano po ba?

    Reply
    • Is your tita’s habitual residence is in America? if Yes then your tita must go an Accredited Adoption Agency in USA for her to be aware of the whole Inter-country adoption process.

      Reply
  9. Serious Gay couple here looking for a baby to start a new family, I’m 37yrs from UK with good situation and my partner is in his early 20 also with work, I often come to the Philippines to visit his family, this is a very serious offer, we will pay for all hospital treatment, medication and needs for the mother. Thank you ?

    Reply
    • Gud day po.. Nghhnap po Ako ng willing tlga mg adopt ..actually 1month old npo sya.. Buntis palang Ako may nakausap napo Ako kaya lang nagbackout po biglang di napo nagpakita saken.nagbago po ata isip..actually my 3 kid sya puro boy kaya gusto niya DW ng baby girl.Kaso HND na nagoakita sken bka nagbago isip. Wala pong dapat ipag alala ung mag aadopt na baka bawiin ko.yan po ang Hinding hindi mangyayari.kasi ung baby po ang dahilan kung bakit di Ako nakauwi sa mag ama ko.lumayo Ako sknila para magbuntis ..HND pwd malaman ng family ko na nabuntis Ako.kasi nbuo ung baby sa kasalanan.gusto Kong bumalik sa asawa at anak ko pero diko mgwa kc NA saken pa ung baby..ayokong malaman ng asawa ko na kaya Ako lumayo kasi nabuntis pala Ako.sa willing pls contact me 09201307063

      Reply
      • kung dahil sa baby kaya hindi ka makauwi sa pamilya mo at handa mong ibigay si baby ng walang kapalit na pera, handa din akong bigyan sya ng magandang kinabukasan, buong puso ko syang tatanggapin na parang galing sa akin. email mo lang ako, lablovelylab@gmail.com

        Reply
      • Hello I read your post. We are willing to adopt your baby. I am Filipina but my husband is American. We are Calidonia base couple. Please contact/ email me rosalie_marrero@yahoo.com. We will promise to give a better future sa baby. Thank you and May God bless you!

        Reply
    • You’re better off buying one. By the time dswd finishes your paperwork your child will be ready for college. If you want to adopt a child the Philippines is not the place. We’ve been waiting on dswd for three years to approve our adoption with no end in sight. Then who knows how long I can will take. The girl we are trying to adopt already lives in our home in the Philippines with our relatives. She is already seven years old. We tried hiring a lawyer in manila and even he said the system is broken and he couldn’t help us. Find another country.

      Reply
      • Yes be careful bec we are a victim from a lady.. We met the prégnant lady here claiming n d daw alsm ng family nya that shes pregnant so she want someone who is willing….same story as everyone is posting here. We made an arrangement from macau to phils she went home witj our care. We rented a place where she said far from her place. To shorten the story aftet we prepate all n gagamitin nya n manganak she left without letting us know. All we saw in her room is a note that she left. We then concluded that she may only want money in exchange for the baby and who knows after n maibgay ang pera maybe she will still run away wd the baby..

        Reply
      • John I suggest you get your act together,myself and my wife I am British took care of a child introduced to us by DSWD last feb2017. We started the adoption procedure ,court hearing Aug 2017,
        we then asked the judge if we could take the child to UK to visit our home for a holiday,girl is 4 tears old. Judge granted us a court order,immediately, we applied for her passport the following thursday received same within 4 working days. Applied for a visit visa from British Embassy, received a 6month multiple entry visa within 8days. Spent 3months at our home in the UK, returned in Dec 2017
        next hearings already sheduled before we left for UK, for feb, mar, and april, all proved straight forward adoption procedure completed, Certificate of finality promised within 2 weeks.
        Not sure what country you are from but the system is simple, however it has to be followed correctly. We never paid or were asked for Bribes.
        If you are a foreigner resident in the Philippines you need to get a Certificate that you are eligble for adoption, this can be obtained via your Embassy in the Philippines.
        Adoption procedure in the Philippines is registered with many countries under the Hague Convention. DSWD were very supportive but ask them to recomend a lawyer who has a record of adoption procedures.
        Hope you manage to sort it.

        Reply
        • Hello Ian,

          I found this very comforting. My partner and I both British are getting married in the summer to return in oct to find a permanent home with the hope of adopting a child in the Philippines. We plan to return to the uk every uk summer , will this “break the 3 continous years ” needed for adoption? Do you have contact email/ no. For dswd? Do we just go to British embassy for certificate?
          Many thanks for any support

          Reply
  10. Hi! Im 7 months pregnant and im looking for someone to adopt my baby. I am not financially and emotionally prepared for it. I need someone who is more than willing to take care of my hospital bills and would be willing to take the child right after giving birth. Im from metro manila.

    Reply
    • Hello gypsy..want to know the gender about ur baby cuz me and my partner is looking a baby to adopt…contact me please sa number na ito 09082975570 thanks

      Reply
    • Hello Ma’am!
      Ask kulang po Sana if pwedeng ako nlng ang mag adopt ng baby nyo?
      Sasagutin po namin ang hospital bills nyo
      Pag na ipanganak na ninyo ang baby.
      Here po ako sa Malate Manila.

      Reply
    • Hello GYPSY nabasa ko po ang yung reason kung bakit mo ippaampon yun baby mo at naintindihan kita. Ako po at yung asawa ko ay willing po mag adopt ng baby po. Sana po ay e consider nyo po kami na mag aadopt sa yung bby. Ito po contact number ko po. 09165122133

      Reply
    • Hi Gipsy!
      Sakin mo na lng po ibigay ang baby mo, kc wala pa akong anak na girl if girl ang baby mo!
      Eto po contact no ko 09454899082
      Willing akong magbayad lahat ng gastusin mo sa hospital!

      Reply
    • Hi there! We’re a childless couple and we’ve been married for almost 12 years. We like to adopt your baby and love as our own. Please contact me at 09997731760. Hope you consider us.

      Reply
      • Sa mga gusto mag adopt ng baby with legal adoption papers pwede kayu lumapit sa worldwide baby adoption safe guarantee and free hassle

        Reply
  11. good day…
    we’re married for almost 4years. hanap po ako newborn baby aalagaan ko po nang parang anak namin..pls contact me 09125069524. thank u…

    Reply
  12. good day!gusto ko mag ampon may 3 na akong anak kaso 15 na bunso ko nag tatry po kami ng asawa ko magka baby ulet kaso lagi na ako nakukunan na ectopic pa ako.sana may kumontak sakin para mapa ampon ang anak.gusto ko po talaga magka baby ulet new born po aampunin ko.salamat.

    Reply
  13. My husband and I are seeking our first child to love and care for in the Name of Jesus Christ. The lord blessed you with a child to care for and love.

    Please be a blessing with your child and provide the child with a blessed home that will educate, inspire, provide direction, purpose, motivation and true love from the soul. We are God fearing people and believe strongly in our faith to adopt a child in the Name of Jesus Christ our savior.

    Please email if you would like to speak with me in reference to adoption of this great baby child..” All things are possible with the lord and pleasing to the lord with faith.” Take care and we look forward to speaking with soon.

    Reply
  14. Hi po.wala pa po kaming anak ng asawa ko,gusto po sana naming mag ampon ng new born baby.sana po ay ipagkaloob po ninyo samin na maging magulang kami at ibubuhos po nmin lahat ng makakaya namin para sa magiging baby namin.
    Maraming slamt po.godbless

    Reply
    • Hi i’m a Marketing manager from a telco company in UK and i’m looking for a baby boy. Kindly call me thanks

      Reply
  15. Willing to adopt a new born baby boy. Anyone want to give up your baby for adoption kindly please contact me. Interesado po kami alagaan, buhayin at bigyan ng magandang buhay ang isang baby boy dahil ituturing ko po syang galing sa akin. Sana po may makatulong…09162287015

    Reply
  16. Willing to adopt a new born baby boy. No scam please. Anyone want to give up your baby for adoption kindly please contact me. Interesado po kami alagaan, buhayin at bigyan ng magandang buhay ang isang baby boy na HINDI BINEBENTA dahil ituturing ko po syang galing sa akin. Sana po may makatulong.

    Reply
  17. Hi good day!
    Im cindy, 29 years of age. My partner and i are willing to adopt a new born baby boy ( no scam plz ) we’ve been in a relationship for 4yrs now, and i have pcos so its very hard for us to have our own baby. Adoption is a real option for us now since we are not getting any younger. Plz help us. Thank u and god bless. Email me at cindymagallano920@gmail.com.

    Reply
  18. Hello, I’m Maria from Subic near bataan, I’m almost 9months preggy, my due date will be on 2ndweek or third week this november. Sincere po akong ipa-adopt si baby. Naghahanap po ako ng makakatulong sa hospital bill, kahit doon lamang po. At handang kunin napo si baby pagkalabas. Maraming salamat sa tutulong. You may contact through my number 09996757309. Thank you again.

    Reply
  19. Hi, im 20 yrs old. and 8months preg. Nov. po ang due date ko, willing po ako ipa-adopt si baby. Please contact my number para po sa interesado, salamat po. #09996757309

    Reply
  20. Hii, I am looking new born baby girl for adoption, anyone want to give up you baby for adoption kindly please contact me at 01113366470

    Reply
  21. Hi friends,

    I’m 42 years old, single and looking for a child to adopt, 2 years or below or kahit po yung lalabas pa lang. Please message me, 09230117628.

    Reply
    • sino dito gusto mag ampon ng bata. nov8 due date ko. ung handa makipag tulungan. wala ng paligoy ligoy para maayos usapan. ung kaya mag bigay ng pangangailangan ko hanggang makapanganak . sagot din bayad sa kumadrona para mura at kaya mag bigay ng financial na tulong pagka panganak ko. kht pirmahan pa. hnd … Continue reading How to Adopt a Child in the Philippines – Adoption Requirements, Procedures

      please contact me, 09230117628

      Reply
      • Hi,
        Please I need help about adoption in the Philippines? How long the process takes the required documents needed plus the cost. I am living in UK.
        Please message me whoever can give me details, information or anyone have gone through the same process.
        My email address.
        Many thanks. God bless!

        Reply
  22. hi I’m Mai 7mos pregnant, sino po willing magadopt ng baby KO, make sure lang po na mamahalin sya at aalagaan please help me po, no scammer po please pakicontact nalang po ako 09556818159.thanks

    Reply
    • Hello,I and my husband are willing to adapt a baby.I am from Cebu and now I am here in Germany and we want to bring the baby here for her future.Don’t worry were staying in contact and you can see your baby every time we have a vacation.

      Reply
      • sino dito gusto mag ampon ng bata. nov8 due date ko. ung handa makipag tulungan. wala ng paligoy ligoy para maayos usapan. ung kaya mag bigay ng pangangailangan ko hanggang makapanganak . sagot nip na bayad sa kumadrona para mura at kaya mag bigay ng financial na tulong pagka panganak ko. kht pirmahan pa. hnd ko na kaya buhayin to at kailangan ko mag simula ulit. mag iwan kau ng # kung okei sa inu. maayos ako kausap ayoko na mag hirap lalo. at sana ung hnd paasa mahanap ko dito. salamat. baby boy nga pala to

        Reply
      • Hi mam. Iam 1month pregnant. If u want to know more about my status and if u want to know my personal back ground please contact this number 09975119496. A better family for this baby would be enough for me to give what is right for her/him. Thanks

        Reply
        • goodmorning mam
          i am michael an me wife is an y we whant a baby adopt bec my wife can not make a baby so we whant adopt i whant meet you in person so you know we are reall goodfor child let me know so we can talk we comefrom tagum city
          greaiting s

          Reply
        • hi grace im willing to help..and me and my husband are willing to adopt a baby..ituturing nming tunay na anak at ituturing kong galing sa akin ang anak mo..im 38yrs old and my husband is 39..2yrs na kming ksal pro dpa nagkakaroon ng anak…

          Reply
  23. Hi,

    Greetings!

    I am a single mother and about to get married next month. My soon to be husband is planning to adopt my 2 kids. However the father of my daughter is not fine on this adoption but he abandoned us for 3 years and does not give any financial support from the day I got pregnant until i give birth but sometimes he communicate with the kids.

    My question is, it would possible for us to do the adoption process without the signature of their biological father as he only acknowledge the kids by signing their Birth Certificate but he doesn’t know and do his responsibility as a father from the beginning.

    Please let me know the process for this case.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
  24. Hi, I’m 22 years old, and giving birth in 6 months.

    I’m planning to let my parents adopt my baby, what will be the procedure of it?

    Reply
  25. Hi friends….Here is another opportunity for you to adopt a child

    Hello i am Revrend Marcus and we urgently need new adopters to provide a loving family. People from all walks of life can adopt children, but in particular we are looking for adoptive parents who will be able to meet a child’s needs. Like all families, adoptive families come in all shapes and sizes. Our church have an orphanage home center,where you can adopt children from 0-11 years of age. We have set of twins and boys and girls. Christ Chosen Church Of God Mission was founded 1981 while the orphanage baby center was founder 2005. God will bless you if you come to our church today to adopt a baby from us. So if you’re thinking about starting the adoption process then please get in contact with us at:
    christchosenorphanage@gmail.com

    Reply
  26. Hi Im from Laguna My name is Mark I want to adopt a child which is boy , I have Stable financial that can sustain the needs of he child. Contact me 09975287572

    Reply
  27. Hi! I’m looking for a good heart who Is willing to adopt my biracial baby. I’m due in less than a month and would like to start processing everything soon. Contact me and I’ll let you know the situation and the details. Thank you so much!

    Reply
  28. Hi I’m 3 months pregnant. I am looking for a loving couple that will take good care of my baby. Just a loving couple with a stable job is enough. Im in a very complicated situation and i really need to do this. ? All i need is a support for my hospitalization when i give birth to this baby. My due date will be on November 28, 2017. Thank you. Please leave your numbers and ill just contact you. God bless

    Reply
  29. Hi

    i would like to know whether i am eligible to adopt the kids of my filipino boyfriend and i am from Singapore with 3 own blood kids .Please advise to my email

    Reply
  30. Hi.. me anak po ako 2 years old ang tatay nya ay pmngkin ng stepdad ko kaso complicated po situation so yung bata pinangalan ng stepdad ko sa kanya…xa yung naging father sa bcertificate so xa ang tumyong ama t ngsustento sa bta eversince sila ng mother ko gusto sana nila i adopt ng legal yung baby ko pnub pu b at sn pu ba dapat mg apply…

    Reply
  31. Hello po ako po c anna, gusto ko lang po tanong kung anong processo po may dalawa po akong anak sa pagka dalaga yung biodad nila ay patay na po bago ko ipanganak ang bunso at nkalagay po sa birth nila n/a yung father. Ngayon po kasal na po ako sa taiwanese 5yrs na po at gusto ng nmin ng husband ko maging legal father sya ng mga anak ko at madala ng mga anak ko apelyido niya paano po ang gagawin? Pls i need an answer po since nasa taiwan po ako.pra alam po namin ang gagawin.

    Reply
  32. Hi. Im pregnant, i want this baby to be adopted when i gave birth tho this baby. please contact me me if youre willing. thank you

    Reply
  33. Hi,

    I’m from the UK but living here permanently in the Philippines, I have been married to my Filipina wife since August 2012, as of yet no luck with having a baby that we would so badly like as to start a real family.

    We have been living in a private village in Las Pinas City, since 2011, here are a few informal squatter area’s which have many many children being left walking around the street on their own some as young as 2, being look after by 5-8 year old children while their parents are of some where doing gambling etc or something else.

    We been looking at adopting last couple years due to what I see on a daily basis, many of the kids here already call me Daddy Joe.

    I have been to the DSWD and I was informed of the requirements and two things they asked me for up set me.
    First: they informed me that I need the medical records of my family members in the UK. ( well this would be impossible form many reasons, but simply put. I not even speak to most my UK family but more important medical records are personal and privet in the UK and its LAW.
    Second: I was informed the be a minimum fee of PHP70,000. I’m sorry po, DSWD are funded by the Philippine Government why would they need such a high amount when I rather use the money to buy clothing food and all the other things that a child needs.

    Please could you advise as i find it hard as a foreigner to see so many kids on the street dirty hungry etc,

    Reply
  34. hello po,ako po raquel..nais po sana naming i adopt ng asawa ko ngaun ung anak ko sa pagkadalaga, nagtanong na po ako s dswd kung paano..nbanggit po sa akin na pribado po iyon at kelangan daw po kami kumuha ng abogado..kya lng po hindi po namin kaya mag asawa na kumuha ng pribadong abogado.pangkaraniwang empleyado lng po kmi at sapat lng para sa pangangailangan naming pamilya ang kinikita namin..meron p po bng ibng paraan para maapon po nmin ung anak ko hindi kelangan gumastos ng malaking halaga..marami pong salamat.

    Reply
  35. hi im jean my live in partner has a 1st in his dead wife iam the one that taking good care of his child but i want to adopt the child to be my legal child pls give me advise what to do i dont know the process of adaptation thank u

    Reply
  36. Hi just call me hera,.im 8 months pregnant, and im looking for a Loving couple willing to adopt my half korean baby boy.
    Yung very much willing to shoulder all expenses, give birth, medications and a place to stay for 1 month.. complicated po kasi tlaga ung situation ko. I need to move out n dto s bahay until i give birth.. maliit lng po tyan ko kaya nttago p s mga damit kaso ngaun po ndi n kaya napapancn na. Ndi po ako demanding pero ndi po tlaga madali ang situation ko. Complicated lng. So dun lng po sa willing, since 1 month nlang nmn po.. ndi rn ako scam gsto ko lng mkasigurado s taong pagkakatiwalaan ko at pagkakatiwalaan na mppnthan ng baby ko..
    This is my number 0935-510-5652 or email me
    Please ung very much willing lang po at naiintndihan yung situation ko. Salamat.

    Reply
    • Hi

      I would like to adopt your child. I live in Canada and I am not Filipino either. I would need my friends to help me if there has any language barriers. When is your baby due and what part of the country do you reside?

      Reply
  37. hi po ako si arnold dito na kami nakatira canada,gusto naming mag adopt ng baby kasi wala pa po kaming anak ng asawa ko,ok lang ba na i adopt namin yong ipapanganak palang na baby,yong nanay ng bata ay friend sya ng kapatid ko,kasi po pag na adopt namin sya gusto namin na madala sya dito sa canada,ano po ba ang kailangan namin gawin para sa legal adoption,maraming salamat po

    Reply
  38. Please help im looking for a decent and good parent who’s willing to adopt a baby my due is near.Please help im so desperate my situation right now is very complicated where can i find a loving parent that will adopt my baby this is a very hard decision that i will make but i dont have any choice.Please help Godbless people!No to scam please this is a serious matter.

    Reply
  39. I find the article interesting. Now my scenario is like this. My first degree cousin died 2 months after giving birth to a child who was/is not even registered and not even issued a life birth. The record in the local barangay when I went there is that the name of the mother and there is no mention of a father whatsoever as the baby was born out of wedlock.

    Now, the only record of the baby is the one that is in the barangay. The baby lives with me for exactly 1 yr as of this writing. I want to process her paper. Could you please tell me what is the next move to do?

    I am considering filing her papers for late registration assuming that I am the father. IS that possible?

    Thankinng you in advance

    Reply
  40. Hi. May dalawang cousins ako ages 12 and 17 na naulila na. Nais ampunin ang mga bata ng kapatid kong babae age 40+ sa ibang bansa. Gustong gusto naman ng mga bata dahil kilala nila ang ate ko dahil cousins sila at parang nanay ang turing nila sa ate ko. Please tulugan ninyo po kami kung ano ang aming gagawin na maampon sila ng ate ko dahil napapabayaan na po sila. Pwede nyo po akong i-email para personal ang confidential ang messages natin. Hihintayin ko po ang tulong ninyo. Salamat.

    Reply
  41. I would like to remind that this page was made so that people would know the process of adoption.

    For starters, putting your child for adoption is difficult for you as a mother. You NEED to undergo COUNSELING. There are institutions in the Philippines that could help you and to also help you clarify your thoughts.

    For those people who are looking for someone to adopt, find accredited NGOs by the DSWD that could help you process the LEGAL way of adoption or contact the DSWD itself for it. What you’re doing is ILLEGAL and if proven, you could be jailed for it. It is not true that adoption is expensive; why even think of the expense when you will also spend for the child in the future that is far more “expensive”?

    Why not also opt to be a foster parent? Foster parenting is temporary in nature. Feel free to comment below for me to answer your questions and I am willing to help.

    Sincerely yours,

    A social worker

    Reply
    • Hello.,my husband and I are looking to adopt a child in philippines and I want a legal adoption as I don’t want any problems when it comes to bring the baby here in the U.K.,I am a filipina and my husband is a British..could u please help me about the requirements I need for adoption as I don’t know where in Philippines to contact the dswd..looking forward to hear from u..

      Reply
      • Hi Hynna Mae!

        To start it of, If you are from UK, you could opt to go to your local inter-country adoption centre. They are accredited with the Philippines’ Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB). I shall give you their contact number there in UK hereby written below:

        Name: Intercountry Adoption Centre (IAC)

        Address: 22 Union Street Barnet, Herfordshire, EN5 4HZ

        Tel: 44 (0) 208-449-2562

        or

        Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS)

        Address: Room D1.4, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3SQ, United Kingdom

        Tel.: 0044 2890 522977

        Upon contacting them, tell them your inquiry and that you are seeking to adopt a filipino/na child and so shall you will go with the legal process. Giving my welcome in advance.

        Reply
    • Hello Ms. Mae…
      Happy New Year!
      I’m a Filipina married to American, we are planning to get the parental custody of my grandson, we are now station here in South Korea, and my grandson and daughter living with us for almost 4 yrs now.
      Is it possible to get your contact number or email address, so I can get all the information that I need.

      Thank you so much for your consideration.

      Reply
      • Hi Ms. Edina, are you still in South Korea now? It is better that you get to contact your local welfare agencies while you are there and so that the process shall be easily answered. Thank you!

        Reply
    • Hi Mae,

      I am planning to adopt my sisters child when she gives birth..she is married.. she has 6 kids now..can you tell me of the possible consequences if we will not be following the right process. I am single and with a stable job. To be honest we are planning to have my name written as the father in that way the child can have my surname. Is that possible?

      Reply
  42. Wife and I have custody for the past three years of a child that we love as our own. We live in Philippines but I work in Afghanistan. Wife is filipino I am an American. What do we need to do to adopt our boy. Birth mother has left the child and no longer can be located but birth father is still in the area.

    Reply
    • Several circumstances shall be considered such as how old ia the child and how were you able to get hold of the child. You need to legalize the adoption and should contact the biological father of the child (this should take hold with a social worker working in the adoption placement agency). From there, the father will sign a document called deed of voluntary commitmemt. As what this article says, you should contact child placement agencys.

      Reply
    • Please ma’am if your willing to adopt an unborn child please message me my situation is not easy right now i need a decent and loving family who will took good care of my child my due is near.Please help Godbless you!Please text me 09360365180

      Reply
      • Hi,

        I tried calling u po but ur phone po was unattended. Hmm i sent u a txt message instead. Let me know po how can we meet and what are other needed details so I can reach out to you po.

        Thanks!

        Reply
        • Sorry po maam kakabasa ko ng message niyo kakainsert ko lang po kasi nung sim.I dont have a load i’ll just text you tomorrow i hope kayo na po makakatulong.I’ll text you tomorrow morning maam.Thankyou Godbless!

          Reply
          • Hi, please also message me on my globe number 09264667547 in case i could not pick up ur txts on my smart. Loadan kita. Thanks Neil

    • Option #1 is the Local adoption if you were going to live in the Philippines for 2 years. Got to go thru the DSWD and the local courts for adootion.

      Option #2 is the Inter-Country adoption if you live overseas outside of the Philippines. Work it thru an adoption agency in your country and follow the process.

      Reply
    • Hi .. i am looking for a decent loving couple to adopt my unborn half korean baby boy..due around last week of February nxt month or 1st week of march. All i need is willing to shoulder hospital bills, assistance until i give birth and a place to stay just for 1 month . Here’s my number 0935-510-5652 or do email me. Hope you’ll be the one who can help me in my situation and give a brighter future to my baby.. thank you. Hera

      Reply
  43. Hi.. Just call me hera, im looking for a loving couple willing to adopt my unborn baby. Complicated po kasi ung situation ko and choice ko nlng is ipaadopt ung baby. All i need lang po is ung medications, prenatal check ups and hospital bills.
    This is my email po.
    heralee16@gmail.com
    Thanks you.

    Reply
  44. Hello, ive been married for 4 years and my husband is american but he lives here in philippines for maybe almost 10 years he was never back to the US since he got here. Before we met i already have a daughter (11y.o.now) and now He wants to adopt my daughteR and my daughter wants it too! In her Birth Cert. Its only my name and doesn’t have her biological father in it. What should i do? where/ how will i start processing the adoption? Please help

    Reply
  45. Hello. Gustong0gusto po namin ng british husband ko na mag-adopt ng baby infant po at saka girl. We are married for almost 4yrs at wala po kaming anak. Dito kami nakatira sa Davao at permanent resident na dito sa pilipinas ang aking husband. Pls contact me at 09474263485…

    Reply
    • Hi ma’am im 5 months pregnant po. willing parin po ba kazo mag adopt ng baby kazlangan ko lang po ng pangbazad sa hospital, check ups and vitamins po. 17 years old palang po kasi ako and still studying azaw ko naman pongipa abort. tinext po kita maam.

      Reply
  46. ako ay married woman at may 8 yrs old na anak pero abandoned ng father nya for 5 years. wala na kami balita at hindi na namin alam kung nasaan na ngayon ang father nya. my karapatan po ba ako na ipa-adopt ang aking anak without his father’s consent?

    Reply
    • i also want to know the process. pls someone reply. since my son is under his father’s name. never na po kme ngkita after 3months of giving birth.

      Reply
  47. Hi, I am 7 months pregnant and hoping to have my baby adopted, Recently found out that my baby is a girl. Anyone willing to adopt my baby and spend for her birth just text me at 09506281838. Thanks and God bless.

    Reply
    • Hi Tisay! Very interested to adopt your unborn baby girl. I have 2 teenage boys but want to have a girl. We live in the US but go back & forth to Phils often. Pls. contact me

      Reply
    • Hi. Im dee. I am very interested to adopt your baby. meron kasi akong pcos so its very hard for me and my husband to concieve. I am not rich but we both have work pala. Please contact me through my mobile 0932738706 for further details 🙂

      thanks.

      Reply
  48. Hello there.
    I’m 17 year old boy, I’m not good when speak in English but I will do my best to get understand. I’m searching someone who adopt me change me and treat me as own family.
    My parents abandoned me since when I was in elementary. And from now I support my self. I’m high school graduate on my own in jesus name and I’m not continue collage now.
    Thats why I’m hoping and searching people who willing be own be part of family willing to take me as son and help me to achieve my dreams and be successful.

    Thank you for reading my simply letter. I’m hoping someday I found family that be with my dreams came true.

    Reply
    • We’re same tho , i’m not good at speaking english but i’ll do my best , , a sneak peek story , at first i wanna suicide because of family problems , i had no one to talk and express my feeling tho , and i have no reasons to live , but it’s bad when u kill yourself and i realized my worth and then i think again , leaving my family thoughts came and i thought that was a good choice th but i dont know where to go , and i have a plan going to church and asks some help , i also want to be successful person , a family who can help me to achieve my dreams , and a family who wont hurt me physically , mentally , emotionally as my mother did to me , and i’m still hoping , and wishing to God that I’ll find the people who can help me to be a successful person , and can someone adopt me ?? Btw , i’m a 13 years old girl . THANKYOU , 9/22/16

      Reply
  49. Im a 13 Years old boy who want to be addopted , I know my parents wont let me be addopted but i can steal my birthcertificate and what does it need.
    I dont know why my father always hurt me but i follow what ever he say
    even i cant do that thing . I just only want a parent that doesnt hurt me
    im not a bad boy i always follow my parents i dont disobey them .
    can i ask what is the risk of being addopted without the parent knowing
    i just really want to be adopted im Grade 8 student , i just want a love
    and simple life but i dont know why im treated like this even they are
    my real family

    Reply
    • I can still wait but my descission is complete i really want to be addopted
      If you want to addopt me this is my contact gmail (pandachannelyt2@gmail.com) its only the one contact info that i have , if my parents
      will know this they will surely hurt me again

      Reply
      • I’m 13 and grade 8 tho , and my mom hurts me physically , mentally , emotionally too . I hope we’ll gonna have a parents who can help us to achieve our dreams , goodluck brother 🙂

        Reply
    • Hi Earl John! How are you? How can I reach you?
      Here is my number contact me. 0995-0814-415 This is Kuya JV, married with 2y/o daughter.
      Ill be glad to help you!

      Reply
  50. Hi meron po akong anak sa pagkadalaga then nagpakasal na po ako ngayon at gusto ng husband ko na e adopt ang anak ko. wala po syang father sa birth certificate at ngayon po wla na pakialam ang biological father nya sa kanya hindi nya sinusuportahan ang bata. ano po ba process ang dapat gawin para maging legal na anak sya ng husband ko?

    Reply
    • Ang alam ko pwede sya i acknowldge ng husband mo, punta ka sa municipyo kung san nka register ang anak mo para sa requirements

      Reply
    • Hi
      We are a married couple live in Bulacan, she is local women age 45 a am from Norway age 54, we have no children. But we have 2 dogs and one cat,
      Hope to hear from you.

      sincerely Romana and Ove Andreassen

      Reply
    • I want adopt your baby, my name .is Gerlayne,i ‘m a brazilian woman but my husband is a Filipino, and i live in Cavite for 6 years already, my dream is to have a baby. Pls contact me
      09157356627.

      Reply
    • Hi if you are still looking me and my wife would be interested I am 34 and British and my wife is 28 and filipina.
      Please feel free to contact us.

      Reply
      • To Ross,

        If you are interested in adopting a Filipino/Filipina child, contact your local adoption boards there in UK that is accredited with the Philippines’ Inter-Country Adoption Board.

        I shall state the contact numbers below and upon contacting they will screen you and your wife if you are deemed to be prospective adoptive parents.

        Intercountry Adoption Centre (IAC)

        Address: 22 Union Street Barnet, Herfordshire, EN5 4HZ

        Tel: 44 (0) 208-449-2562

        or at

        Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS)

        Address: Room D1.4, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3SQ, United Kingdom

        Tel.: 0044 2890 522977

        Contact Persons:

        Ms Bernie Duffy, Head-Inter Country Adoption
        Nicholson Frances
        Ms. Karen McKnight

        Reply
  51. HI, my husband and I are married since 2008. We have no child since then. According to the Doctor my husband has no capacity to produce cells. We are now in our forty’s (40) and longing for a child. We would like to consider adoption as a option. We are both working and capable of bringing up a child. Please help.

    Norien

    Reply
    • Hi.. Im 5 months pregnant po..and Im looking for a loving couple willing to adopt my unborn baby .at mamahalin n parang tunay nlang anak. Complicated po kasi ung situation. Dko na rin po alam ung gagawin ko dhl ndi nmn po alm ng family ko to. Willing to assist po s medical, pre-natal check ups and s hospital bills po.
      Here’s my email po.
      Thank you..

      Reply
      • Hera, I know of an institution that could cater to your needs. Comment your e-mail address and I will send you the details. You need to think thoroughly of your decisions first.

        Sincerely yours,

        A social worker

        Reply
  52. Hi, Im looking for couple who’s willing to be adoptive parents. Kindly message me through this e-mail. Let’s just talk through the details privately. Thanks!

    Reply
  53. Hello! I have an 8yo old son and matagal na kami hiwalay ng daddy nya with brgy protection order. We want his birthcertificate be under my partner’s name if that’s possible. My 2kids na kami ng partner ko but not yet married. Is there a way he can adopt my kid as an illigitemate child since di pa kami married? Thanks!

    Reply
  54. I’m a 16 year old girl. I want to be adopted. My mom don’t want me as her daughter anymore. I always seek for their attention. What hurts me more is i’ve never been close to my parents. They left us when we were still a baby. We grow up without them. I always wanted to have a thing called family.

    Reply
    • Iha, can you please provide any contact information? Me and my husband (who is of American-Irish descent) has been wanting to adopt a teenager ever since. I have a daughter from my previous partner and she is my only child. She’s actually with us on this decision as she has always wanted to have a sister/sibling too! She wants someone to bond over with. Truth be told, she has been pushing this idea to us ever since we brought it up to her. Your comment is like an answered prayer and we are more than willing to be your family.

      I’m leaving my e-mail address here in case you want a talk to us

      Reply
  55. Hi, konnichiwa.. . i would like to ask if it is possible to adopt a 22 yrs old …?? my japanese uncle want me to adopt.. He is 56 years old and has a job as an mun. architect in japan…. tasukete onegai….

    Reply
  56. My wife and I is willing to adopt an infant. Please contact us in this number 09214140102. Thank you very much

    Reply
  57. Hi po, gusto sana namin iadopt ng husband ko yung nephew ko, anak ng sister ko. Sakitin kasi sya and gusto kong magamit nya yung benefits ko since walang permanenteng trabaho yung kapatid ko and they were already abandoned by the father of the child though pabigla bigla na lang dumdating sa bahay yung father para bumisita lang kung kelan nya lang gusto, sguro in one year wala pang sampung beses kung bumisita. i have been providing for my nephew since he was born, he’s 1 yr and 3 months now, wala naman akong balak kunin sa kapatid ko yung bata, ang gusto ko lang sana magamit ng pamangkin ko yung benefits ko dahil naawa din ako sa kapatid ko pag walang pambayad sa ospital tuwing nagkkasakit ang pamangkin ko. My sister is pregnant now, sa bago nyang partner.

    Reply
  58. Hello! Greetings! Ako gusto ko pong mag-ampon. Single, 25y/o, from Nueva Ecija, currently working in BPO Company here in Manila. College Graduate po ako. Honestly, gusto ko magkaanak, pero sadyang may mga bagay na hahadlang para hindi mo ito makamit. Pero naniniwala naman ako na Everyhing has a Reason. God has a purpose with what my life would gonna be with. Hindi pa ako nawawalan ng pag-asa pero ever since talaga gusto ko na magkaroon ng anak, an inspiration para makamit ko yung mga bagay na hindi impossible. Kung anu man ang ibigay sa akin ni God, tatanggapin ko ito ng bukal sa puso ko. Sana may magbukas ng pinto sa hiling ko. I am very willing to undergo legal process for this. God bless! Feel free to contact me. I’ m just waiting for any reply. Waiting for an Angel preferrably Baby Boy.Thanks!

    Reply
  59. Hello,
    My wife and I (foreigner and filipina) would like to adopt a child. We’ve been married for 2 years now. We were told that there is a minimum of 3 years of marriage before we can adopt a child here. Is that correct? Is there a minimum?
    Thank you.

    Reply
    • m a 13 Years old boy who want to be addopted , I know my parents wont let me be addopted but i can steal my birthcertificate and what does it need.
      I dont know why my father always hurt me but i follow what ever he say
      even i cant do that thing . I just only want a parent that doesnt hurt me
      im not a bad boy i always follow my parents i dont disobey them .
      can i ask what is the risk of being addopted without the parent knowing
      i just really want to be adopted im Grade 8 student , i just want a love
      and simple life but i dont know why im treated like this even they are
      my real family

      Reply
    • im a 13 Years old boy who want to be addopted , I know my parents wont let
      me be addopted , but i can get my birth certificate ,
      they always hurt me even i obey them and never be disobeyed.
      i just really want love .

      Reply
  60. hi 6 months pregnant po ako. Naghahanap po ako na willing iadopted ang maggng baby ko. Yong willing din po gumastos sa panganganak ko. Gud day..

    Reply
  61. Hi! My husband and i are married and he have a child,the childs mother died when the baby is one year old.and we are planning to change the mothers name of the child to my name?where can we consult about this matter.and can i even change the mothers name in the baptisimal certificate.thanks a lot.

    Reply
    • Hi! Gusto namin magapon ng partner ko. Baka may irerecomenda kayo na nagpapaampon ng infant just email me.

      Reply
    • It depends on where you live. You need to know that this is a legal matter, so be careful and get a lawyer’s consultation. It is allowed given that you follow the legal process and procedures.

      Reply
  62. Hi good day! I have a two daughter from my ex livein partner. I left him since 2009 due to being his iresponsibility. Now i am married to a French national and we plan to adopt my two kids. The father of my children dont give support and now he has a new daughter with her gf.. Which place we should go and ask about the procedures. Big thanks in advance. My husband stayed in ph for almost more than 4 years.

    Reply
    • The father of the children will have to wave the rights to the children which is part of the DSWD process which will be part of the Inter-Country Adoption procedure or the local adoption process.

      Reply
  63. Hello Im Jennie po . Filipino Cetizin po ako even though nakatira na po ako s Germany. My question is how to adopt an own nephew, he is abandoned from his mom who is my sister and his father is died already. 3months old lang po ang bata nung namatay yung father tapos yung mother binigay iyong bata sa mother ko , now yung bata is 11years old na. Napunta sya ng orphanage ng mga 2011 kasi namatay yung mother ko at ibinalik sya ng isa kong ate s mother nya , pero yung mother nya nag asawa ng bago at inaabuso sya pinaso ng sigarilyo at kinukulong s wash machine , sad to say he was abused from his own mother and step father. Nung na sa orphanage sya nasa manila ako i have 1 child din kasi at single mother then wala din akong stable n work kaya hindi ko muna sya kinuha sa orphanage pero magksama kmi s isang bahay from 3 years old sya hanggang 2010. kaya para ko na syang anak momy ang twag nya skin. Nung nakuha ko sya sa orphange nung 2012 after ko maikasal sa asawa ko n German ,Dinala ko iyong bata s manila kaso ng imigrate ako papuntang germany with my son at naiwan sya sa lolo nya na father ko . Pero ngayon kasi nag ka 3rd stroke na yung lolo nya kaya hindi na sya kayang alagaan pa. Nasa pnas pa din sya pansamantla ko syang iniwan sa isa nyang tiyahin pero sinabi kukunin ko talaga sya. Pero hindi kasi madali ang adoption dito lalo kong hindi ko talaga anak , kasi kng dito aadapin s germany lalabas n ang magaampon is my husband. Pero hindi easy kasi hindi ko anak yung bata pamangkn ko lang. Pero yung asawa ko mahal niya yung pamangkin ko at ngayon ay legal na din nya n anak ang anak ko . Please po help naman kong ano po need ko kong aadapin ko s pinas ang bata at 100% po bang madadala ko sya dito kasi habang tumatakbo ang panahon tinataboy na sya ng tinitirahan nya ngayon. At gusto lang namn ng asawa ko na mabigyan ng sariling pamilya ang bata , yung lumaki sya na may mga kapatid at may momy at daddy na tatawagin. Yung may magmamahal sakanya , kasi s totoo lang pag umuuwi kami ng pinas lagi namin yung pamangkin ko na yun at kapatid ang turing sakanya ng mga ank ko dahil may 2 na kaming anak ng husband ko at yung anak ko so 3 ang anak namin . Naiiwan ang puso ko s pinas pag nakikita kong umiiyak ang bata dahil wala n namn ang pamilya nya. Kaya po sana may makatulong kong paano ko po makukuha ang bata sa madaling paraan. Salamat po.

    Reply
    • Good day. Ask ko lang po. I am planning to adopt a baby, i attended the first step which is the adoption seminar last Nov. 27, 2015 and up to now i have no idea what happened with my application. Hindi pa ko tinatawagan ng dswd. What will be the next step?

      Reply
      • gud eve po.. mam ako si mr estrabela mam wiling po kme pa adopt ng asawa ko ung pinag bubuntis nya ngayun… kabwanan napo nya.. mag apat na anak na po kme.. add nyo po ako sa fb para po mapagusapan naten.. jake m estrabela

        Reply
    • Are you a Filipino citizen or a German citizen? I am an American and I don’t understand Tagalog very well, but my wife and I are adopting a relative child from the Philippines also. If you are a foreign citizen, you must follow the Inter-Country Adoption Rules or usually referred as Inter-Country Adoption Board which falls under the Hague Convention rules adopted by all of the participating countries. If you are a Filipino citizen, then you have to go for the local adoption.

      Reply
  64. How can we adopt a child who was left and without any papers, the child had been with us for 5 years. We’re only holding a fake BOC and we want to do the legal way

    Reply
  65. hi, i am single. been providing almost everything for my twin nephews since they were 4 months. They are 8 years old now. Is it possible to adopt them? I live in Toronto now.

    Reply
  66. i am 16 years old and pregnant, can i declare in the birth certificate of my child tha her parents will be my parents? I am planning to do this upon birth so that she will have a better life. Is there any legal impediment?

    Reply
  67. Im 4months pregnant. If willing kayo here m contact number 09487167022. Kayo na sumagot ng expenses ko hanggang manganak ako. If interested. Just do text me.

    Reply
  68. Hi im a single mom.Gusto ko mag ampon ng baby ..nakita ko sa requirements na need ng Authenticated Marriage Certificate,so it means that if single ako di ako pwd mag ampon?

    Reply
  69. im dores, more than 5 years na kami nagsama ng asawa ko pero mahigit isang taon pa lang kaming kasal..ang asawa ko po ay norwegian..wala po kaming anak..at balak po namin mag ampon ng infant..sana po may makakabasa nito bago po ako makaalis papuntang norway…you can contact me 09067631594 salamat po

    Reply
  70. Good day! I came across this page because I have been contemplating on adopting. But here is the situation: I am male and single. My questions are: (a) will I be qualified as an adopter, and (b) how do single adoptive parents deal with raising their adopted children especially when the children already start asking about their mother/father.

    I have the capacity to raise a child. I have a good-paying job. I have supportive parents and relatives, too. But marrying is just not my priority. But I would like to help an abandoned child by adopting.

    My heart was touched when we went to an orphanage for an outreach program. There was a one-year old boy there who smiled at me immediately upon seeing me while he was in a crib. I could not get close to him because he was in a room together with other babies. But we could see each other through the glass and he seemed to like me as he was smiling all throughout the time i was there looking at him and he was trying reaching me (but there was a glass between us). The persons I was with all kept on commenting, too, that the baby and I have uncanny resemblance. I thought it would be easy for him to pass as my own biological child. I heard he was surrendered by his biological parents at the center just few weeks after he was born.

    Reply
    • Yup you can go through the adoption process. We have some clients who a single prospective adoptive parents. Although the question is, do you have the time to give care for the child. There are also questions for the gender orientation, etc. You should justify that you have the time for the child or else you will not pass to be a PAP.

      Reply
  71. Hi po kami po ng asawa ko gusto po namin mag adopt ng baby infant. 10 yrs na po kami nagsasama pero d po kami nabiyayaan ng anak… may pwede po ba kau na i recommend sa amin.. Paano po ang gagwain namin.. Salamat po

    Reply
    • Look for accredited child welfare agencies in the country. You could opt for NORFIL, Hospicio de San Jose, Kaisahang Buhay Foundation, etc.

      Contact first the said agencies or look for other child welfare agencies near you. Then the social worker will be the one who will tell you on what requirements are needed.

      Reply
  72. Sino po ba talaga willing mag adopt??

    I’m serious po nandto pko sa Kuwait
    October pa po ako uuwi kahit kayo na sumundo sakin sa airport
    para mapag usapan po ntin
    just pay my hospitalization bill and kyo na po pipirma na parents.
    1stweek December due date ko
    January balik q ng Kuwait dahil kylangan ko tapusin contrata ko

    Reply
    • chello, gusto ko ng magkaroon ng second child pero di lng ako pinagpala ng isa pa.. kung ok lng sa iyo sa kin mo n lng ipa-ampon ang anak mo.. contact me thru this number 09151759782 or at my landline 5007765 kung anong arrangement ang gusto mo sa bata basta makakabuti sa bata para sa kanya we’ll amend to that

      Reply
    • I am currently with a child placement agency. If this is an independently placed child, the process should be duly accorded.

      Reply
      • hello Severina. We are Filipino couple and an Australian citizens. We love to adopt a Filipino newly born baby boy, as we are still childless. But we do not know the ins and outs of the adoption process in The Philippines, we know that the process is long and difficult, that is alright, as long as it is legal and by law. Can you please send info and details. Thank you.

        Reply
  73. Hi i am from Nepal and i am engaged to Filipino girl. We are planning to get married in Nepal and had already checked on the procedure. Our main concern is she is single mother and never got married with 5 years old daughter and i want to adopt her but the problem is that in her birth certificate she got surname of her biological father but they are not living together since last 4 years who got married to someone else last year and my girlfriend and her family is taking care of her. He is not supporting them. We would like to know how can i adopt her as we all want to be there in Nepal and how much time it can take and do his permission is really required for her adoption as he is not supporting them.

    Regards
    Prashant

    Reply
    • First is search for licensed accredited child placement agencies by the DSWD. They have their own list of lawyers that are affiliated with the agency. The social workers there will tell you on what the process is, etc.

      Reply
  74. Hi! I would like to ask how is the process of having the surname of my soon to be spouse. I am a single mother with a 3 yr old son. In his birth cert, I have not indicated his father’s name and left it blank. My son uses my surname. My boyfriend and I are planning to get married soon, and we wish to have my son change his surname after the marriage rites especially now that he is still young and for future purposes that all papers are consistent.

    Is it a long process or how much do it usually cost? We are both Filipino.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • is your boyfriend filipino? or foreigner? i have the same situation as you, i have also a child from filipino boyfriend but i am single mother in birthcertificate , you can bring your child if you get mrried in foreigner example if your boyfriend is australian , you can go there imigrate with your child and in australia its easy for your husband to adopt the child because you are only the one who have rights to decide about adoption. So its easy only for you. But if your husband is filipino then i dont know how they process there , but i thik its easy only. Best regards.

      Reply
  75. good day! i just want to ask if its very easy for my husband to adopt my 3kids. my story is,i have 3kids of my living partner before but my kids is using my fathers name and their biological father didnt sign and he dont have name on their birth cert. i just got married with my foreigner husband last year,his only 24 yrs old but he has a good job,he wants to adopt my kids.what are the requirements and ist very easy for my husband to adopt my kids,. do the biological father needs to sign? pls, help me.. thanks

    Reply
  76. ako ay nakapag asawa ng taiwanese mahigit ng 17 years..

    may anak po ako noon pagkadalaga .. isang babae 25 years old at 22 years na sa ngayun

    ngayun ano po dapat gawin ko para ma adopt ng asawa ko ang anak kong dalawa..

    …maraming salamat po..

    Reply
    • 18 years old and below cannot be legally adopted anymore since they are considered as adult. If the child was 16-18 it could be, but not beyond 18.

      Reply
  77. Hi! My Aunt is from UK she’s been processing the adoption for 3 years, spend 300t and yet nothing happen. Gladly we met her new Attorney last year. My Aunt was here few months ago because she attended the hearinG for adoption. For less than a year adoption granted.

    Now the child is legally adopted. The cost is just half of the normal professional fee, the attorney is very efficient and really good. You may contact the attorney direct and she might also be able to help you.

    Reply
    • Hello!
      I am a 37yo mother to a 15yo illegitimate child. I have been based in UAE for the last 11 years, been married to another man for 9 yrs.(nit my child’s father). My child has been based here too for the last 4 yrs. I did not receive any kind of support fron my ex-boyfriend-child’s father since I got pregnant, nor did he meet his child at all and I do not know his whereabouts.
      Now my family and I are planning to migrate to Canada soon, considering my situation what legal document can I obtain do to prove to the Canadian Immigration that my child was abandoned by her father from birth and that i have full custody of my illegitimate child?
      Thank you & may God bless you for helping & providing guidance & advice to fellow kababayans stuck with dilemma on child custody like me. We all have something in common aside from our dilemma & and that is wanting to provide what is best for our children. God speed.

      Reply
      • Hi. If you’re already a citizen of UAE, then you have to follow the requirements there depending on the type of Canadian visa you will apply. Why is your child illegitimate, is he not your son on paper? I think the concern here is he’s illegitimate only of your present husband. Maybe it would be better if your present husband now adopt your son legally before you migrate to Canada.

        Reply
      • Hi, I read your comments,walang problema yan mag pa affidavit ka Lang sa lawyer na wala na kayong contact sa father ng anak mo since you were pregnant.and you don’t even know his whereabouts. We have the same situation. Now we are in canada.

        Thanks

        Reply
  78. Im pregnant. And hnd kayang panindgan nung naging partner ko ung magging baby namin. All i want for my baby is to have a happy family na hnd ko kayang ibgay. Evrytime naiicp kong wala xang tatawaging daddy at wla xang babatiin ng “hapy father’s day” tuwing dad’s day, nadedepress ako. So i come up to the idea na bakit d nlng iadopt ng parents ko ung baby ko. PAno po b ung process ng pgaadopt nla??

    Thanks!!

    Reply
  79. Hello,

    My hubby & I are British nationals living in the Philippines , we have been her 2.5 years and want to adopt our Foster child, I know we need to be here 3 years before we can apply but I would love a heads up on any good Adoption lawers , and can anyone tell me where we can attend a pre adoption seminar? I have been searching online but I can’t seem to find any info 🙁

    Thanks in advance
    have a good day guys 🙂

    Reply
  80. Hi! I am a permanent resident here in Canada and i have a 1 year old son who is now living with his father in the philippines. i did not marry the father since i declared i am single to the immigration. now i will marry the father next year and have a plan to get them to come here in canada with my son. can i adopt my own son to have him come here? my son carries his father’s last name.

    Reply
  81. hi po! ano p pwede kong gawin sa eldest daughter ko na no father nklagay sa birth certificate nia since abandon nia kmi mag-ina. gusto po kc ng asawa ko iadopt nia ung anak ko sa pagkadalaga. nu kya dapat kong gawin. kc ngtatanong ung anak ko sa asawa ko bkit iba apelyido ng ate nia.

    Reply
      • Dimi

        Q: since the child carries the biodad’s surname, does it mean that the mother of the illegitimate child and the mom’s new partner/husband need’s the biodad’s approval/consent first? Or they can go ahead and adopt the child even w/o the consent of the biodad?

        Reply
  82. I have a very important question. Please reply to my email if adoption as title this is very very urgent. Here is the story. I am a foreigner to the Philippines married to a Philippines national. She has a child which the biological donor abandoned since birth, he didn’t even sign the birth certificate, and even when the child was extremely ill where doctors thought she might not make it he still never supported them in any way shape or form. I came in to the picture when she was two and I have moved to the Philippines to care for my new family. How can I adopt the child at this point I recently moved to Philippines in been in for almost three months? Also now that the donor has realized that the child and mother have a father and husband, my wife is in fear that he will attempt to take the child, what can I do to adopt my child and insure my family that we will never be split up by anyone or anything? Please help us. References to lawyers in the Philippines that can help will be also extremely appreciated.

    Reply
  83. I am a permanent resident of Japan who has been living here for 12 years now. I am also a single mother of a 3 year old child. I have a stable job where i can support myself and my daughter and doesn’t need any help from the government. My question is can i adopt my step brother from the Philippines? my step father recently died 6 months ago and my mother who is just a plain housewife doesn’t work and only depends from my monthly support, aside from that she is also sick.
    Is it possible to that the goverment of Japan would consider granting me to be an adopted parent of my step brother as for my status is a single parent?
    Your advice is appreciated.

    Reply
    • Hi, po gusto ko sanang mag ampon ng bata,isa po akong lesbian may kina kasama ngayon.Eh tatatong ko lang saan kung qualified ba akung mag adopt nang bata? ang trabaho ko ay pulis…salamat poh…

      Reply
  84. Hi Fehl. Just referring to Lala’s enquiry. I am a permanent resident of Australia as well. I had also expressed my intention to adopt my niece in the Philippines but the DSWD local officer whom I talked to told me that one of the requirements for the adoption process is that I should have to stay together with my niece in the PH for a period of 2 years. I haven’t actually had the time to ask further information from the regional office because of limited time during my last holiday.

    Reply
  85. Do you know how ra8552 is applied to couples living less than three years in the Phil’s where husband is a foreigner and wife has Filipino nationaity? Also 3 yr waiting period ?

    Reply
  86. hi po ask ko lng po dito kami sa pilipinas nkatira ,ngaun po ngkaroon po ako ng anak nun 18 ako at nkaapelyido sa unang bf ko ung anak ko , ngaun po ay battered wife po ako nun at kinaso at naipakulong ko po ung ex ko ,kinasuhan ko sya ng violence against women at abandonment sa anak ko, 10 mos palang po ung anak ko wala n po sya supporta binibigay ,recently lang po 2013 kinasal po ako at gusto po ng aswa ko iadopt ung anak ko ,anu po bang mainam na gawin namin dahil po nung kumunsulta ako sa city hall sabi dw po ay kelangan ng pirma ng totoong tatay ng anak ko, hnd nmn n po namin sya nakikita , maari po bang gamitin naming grounds yung kaso niya nun para hind na kelngan pa ng pirma nya sa adoption?magkano din po kaya ang magagastos da pag adopt?

    Reply
  87. Hi, pano po ba ang gagawin if gusto ako iadopt ng lola ko since sya na ang alaga sakin since i was 2 years old, my mom is willing naman na iadopt ako ni lola. I’m 26 and my lola is 69. matagal po ba ang process nito?

    Reply
  88. Hi Ms. Karine and Ms. Fehl, I have queries regarding on a legal adoption of a child. Maybe you can help or advice me what are the required documents/exact guidelines to be complied in adopting the child. I am married a year ago with a Canadian but my husband returned to Canada after we got married. I have 3 years old son when I was single. My son’s family name used is my father’s family name. My son and I are waiting for the permanent residency visa approval and we will move to Canada as soon as the visa is approved. My husband and I are planning to adopt my son when we arrived in Canada. Does the biological father needs to sign the adoption consent?What would be the needed documents?

    Thanks

    Reply
  89. For the local adoption if the adoptive mother is already matched, does the process have to go through DSDW or just through the local court system? The baby has not been abandoned, but the birth mother is not wanting to keep the baby and the adoptive mother (former Filipino citizen) have already been matched. Is there going to be a 3 years of residency requirement in this case?

    Reply
  90. hi good day po,nbuntis po aq s pgkdalaga at the age of 18 ngaun po wla po aq idea on that time about registration ngwowork po aq nun as regular cashier,pinarehistro n po pla ng parents q ang anak q as anak nila w/o informing me,so ngaun po gsto q po ilipat s name q ang anak q kc 13 yrs old n po xa ngaun at nttkot po aq n mgtanong xa balang araw at bka po mgkproblema rn kming mgina pgdting ng araw aq rn po ang nsuporta sknya from A to Z n gastos nya,mgkno po kya ang mggstos q,tnx po Godbless

    Reply
  91. Hi, i’m currently here in Australia as permanent resident, no kid yet. I want to adopt my nephew, my sister is a housewife with 3 kids and my brother in law has no stable job and suspected to be drug user thats why now he’s mentally unstable. Is it possible for me to adopt him? How can I start? Thanks

    Reply
    • Yes, it’s possible. Go to the DSWD nearest your area. They will gladly help you with the process if the child is eligible under the adoption law. God bless!

      Reply
  92. Greetings to all!
    Just for inquiry . My 1st cousin would like us to adopt their baby who is still in her womb, Would it be possible that the moment the baby will be born he will be registered using our own family name?
    Thank you for your reply .
    God bless.
    Jj

    Reply
    • You must follow legal adoption law and requirements. It’s a strict process you have to go through. You have to prove that the parents are without capacity to sustain and support the child under law.

      Reply
  93. Hi! Miss Karine! I have a son whose 13 yrs old now. His father abandoned him since birth. I am married now for 9 years.. My husband wanted to legally adopt my son.. Where do we start? Thanks! Hope you reply me..

    Reply
    • Hello, well it depends where you live .. which country ?
      Then if you have been married with the father of your son or not… probably not, so he has no right !

      If you live outside the Philippines you can ask the agencies related to adoption cases to give you exact guidelines.. once all papers are prepared and ready the agency will send them to ICAB, the inter-country adoption board in Manila for approval.

      If you give me more info about where you are then I can maybe help more !

      Reply
  94. Hello,
    If you mean you would like to adopt a child from the Philippines then you either have to go for a local adoption, if you are a resident in the Philippines or you have to go through Inter-country adoption from the country you are from or where you live.

    http://www.dswd.gov.ph/faqs/intercountry-adoption-requirements-and-procedures/

    In any case the procedure goes via DSWD in the Philippines and depending on your location you should visit the field office where you belong to. you can find their addresses on the internet !

    Should you live outside of the Philippines you need to find the agency which can help you to set up all the paperwork, so the internet is also a good source to find them.

    In any case you will be asked which age and gender you would like to adopt, and there is always a MATCHING PROCESS done by the authorities, which means they will match the child/baby with the parents which like to adopt.

    If you have any specific questions let me know !!

    Reply
  95. i am married with a 4 year old son..but still wanting and willing to adopt a child.. my question is, can adopting a child be specific? like i would like to adopt a girl pref. less than 12 months of age or it all depends on the institution? thank you and more power po

    Reply
    • yes there is a local matching by DSWD. And of course, you should have all the correct requirements first. The local matching is done after you have complied with a child placement agency or so.

      Reply
  96. If you could write in english I can give you the right advice. I am going through an adoption process as well.
    There is no lawyer needed, if you do it the right way with the Central authorities.

    Reply
    • Hi I’m Filipino living iin USA American citizen I’m planing to adopt my nephew but I don’t no how how much the cost Thanks

      Reply
    • Hy I am Living in Germany, I am filipino Cetizen , I have a problem about my noece , I get him from ORPhanage. Because his mother dont care about him after his father died when the child is still 3mons old. I and my husband want to adopt him. Since he is little he is with me. I need someone who is expert about it. Because the child is alone in philippines.

      Reply
      • To Marites:

        $1,500 US Dollars is a safety net of your expenditure (for the processing fee) while you need to spend for the airline ticket,passport,visa and the psychological &medical examination of your nephew.

        To Jennie:

        Yes you can adopt your niece through what we call relative adoption. Ill send you the contact number of your local adoption board there in Germany that is accredited by the Philippines’ Inter-country Adoption Board.

        Agency Name: Bayerisches Landesjugendamt

        [Bayern Center Family & Social Affairs Bavarian Country Jugendamt (BLJA)]

        Address: Winzererstraβe 9, 80797 München, PO Box 400260

        80702 Munich, Germany

        Tel.: (089) 1261-04

        or

        Familie International Frankfurt e.V. (FIF)

        Address: Monisstrasse 4, D-60320, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

        Tel.: ++49 – 069 – 95 63 64 31

        Reply
  97. Hello po.. Ask me lang.. Nag ka anak ako last 2005 s ka live-in partner ko, and pumirma siya sa 2nd pages ng birth certificate ng anak ko kaya apelyido niya ang gamit ng anak but nagka hiwalay kami.. After that ikinasal naman ako sa isang Japanese citizen last 2009.. We live here in japan for almost 5 years from now together with my daughter.. And also the namatay din ang dating ka live-in ko, the father of my daughter last 2009 too.. Dito na sa japan nag kinder at nag elementary ang anak ko.. She is now grade 3, turning grade 4 next year of April.. And gamit niya ang apelyido ng husband ko since kinder until now.. Sa japan kasi, allowed ng government na pwedeng gamitin ng anak ang apelyido ng step father para hindi ma bully ang aking anak. Pero sa birth certificate and passport niya ay yung sa dati kong kinakasama ang apelyido ang gamit niya.. But every time na umuuwi kami sa pinas ay lagi akong nasisita sa immigration about my daughter kasi mag ka iba kami ng apelyido.. Palagi kong sinasabi na dati akong single mother kaya I always bring may daughter birth certificate and my birth certificate to prove it.. And now my husband and my daughter want change her last name, bukod kasi na sanay na ang anak ko sa pag gamit ng apelyido ng asawa ko, ngayon ay gusto naming mag asawa na maging legal na siyang anak ng aking asawa ngayon.. Ano po ba ang pwede naming gawin? Pano po ba ma adopt ng asawa ko ang anak ko? Ano po ba ang mga requirements for adoption? We plan next year ayusin namin diyan sa pinas about my daughter adoption.. Sana po matulungan nyo kami and maraming salamat po..

    Reply
    • You need a lawyer for this and I’m sure maaayos naman agad yan since you have been together with your Japanese spouse for many years.

      Reply
  98. Hi. Ask ko lng po if gusto I adopt ng friend ko ung baby ko. Shes single, 24yrs old, American. What will be the procedures and requirements. Nka lagay po sa isang site na dapat daw kappa single ang mag aadopt kelangan 25yrs old. But the site was last updated a year ago. So does it counts? Please reply thankyouu

    Reply
    • Hi Annie. A foreigner can only adopt if she’s a resident of the Philippines for continuous 3 years. And she can only adopt a child if the parents have died or if the DSWD and law here declared the child is eligible for adoption. Read more about the complete law at RA 8552

      Reply
    • Section 4. Who may adopt. – The following may adopt:
      (1) Any Filipino citizen of legal age, in possession of full civil capacity and legal rights, of good moral character, has not been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude; who is emotionally and psychologically capable of caring for children, at least sixteen (16) years older than the adoptee, and who is in a position to support and care for his children in keeping with the means of the family. The requirement of a 16-year difference between the age of the adopter and adoptee may be waived when the adopter is the biological parent of the adoptee or is the spouse of the adoptee’s parent;
      (2) Any alien possessing the same qualifications as above-stated for Filipino nationals: Provided, That his country has diplomatic relations with the Republic of the Philippines, that he has been living in the Philippines for at least three (3) continuous years prior to the filing of the petition for adoption and maintains such residence until the adoption decree is entered, that he has been certified by his diplomatic or consular office or any appropriate government agency to have the legal capacity to adopt in his country, and that his government allows the adoptee to enter his country as his adopted child. Provided, further, That the requirements on residency and certification of the alien’s qualification to adopt in his country may be waived for the following:
      (i) a former Filipino citizen who seeks to adopt a relative within the fourth (4th) degree of consanguinity or affinity; or
      (ii) one who seeks to adopt the legitimate child of his Filipino spouse; or
      (iii) one who is married to a Filipino citizen and seeks to adopt jointly with his spouse a relative within the fourth (4th) degree of consanguinity or affinity of the Filipino spouse.

      Reply
  99. I have fulfilled all the requirements mentioned in your post, but there is one more missing.. which is an alien, not resident in the Philippines needs to be resident in the country for 3 continuous years before he he can do a local adoption ! This is a very important detail for all foreigners to know… otherwise there is the inter-country adoption process necessary tells me the DSWD…
    Please inform yourself very well in order not to have surprises

    Reply
  100. hi! wala kaming anak ng asawa ko pero nagkaanak siya sa ibang babae.. ibinigay ng babae ang anak nya sa asawa ko total anak naman nya yong bata.. gusto ko ilagay sa pangalan ko as her mother.. magkano kaya magastos namin kung sakali?? thx and best regards..

    Reply

Leave a Comment: