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How to Legally Adopt a Child in the Philippines

If you want to legally adopt a child in the Philippines, this guide is for you. We outline in this article the procedure and requirements to adopt a child in the Philippines.

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FAQs on Having a Child Declared Legally Available for Adoption in the Philippines

1.  What law governs the declaration of children as legally available for adoption? Republic Act No. 9523 (RA 9523) is the governing law. It requires the certification of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to declare a child legally available for adoption.  It also amends certain provisions of RA 8552, otherwise known as […]

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FAQs on Adoption in the Philippines

1.  What law governs domestic adoption? —  Republic Act No. 8552 , or the Domestic Adoption Act of 1998, as amended by Republic Act No. 9523, governs local adoption.   2.  Who may adopt? —  Sec. 7 of RA 8552 provides that the following may adopt: (a) Any Filipino citizen of legal age, in possession […]

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