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Inter-Country Adoption
Republic Act Number 8043

Inter-country Adoption
• Refers to the socio-legal process of adopting a Filipino child by a foreigner or a filipino citizen permanently residing abroad where the petition is filed, the supervised trial custody is undertaken, and the decree of adoption is issued outside the Philippines

Child
• Means a person below fifteen (15) years of age unless sooner emancipated by law
The phrase “unless sooner emancipated by law”- erroneous because RA 6809 which took effect on December 18, 1989, the age of emancipation is 18 years

Authorized and accredited agency
• Refers to the State welfare agency or licensed adoption agency in the country of the adopting parents which provide comprehensive social services and which is duly recognized by the Department

Legally-free child
• Means a child who has been voluntarily or involuntarily committed to the Department, in accordance with the Child and Youth
Welfare Code
• RA 6809 (December 18, 1989) Age of emancipation: 18 years

Foreign Adoption
Agency
• Refers to the State welfare agency or the licensed and accredited agency in the country of the foreign adoptive parents that provides comprehensive social services an is duly recognized by the Department

• Child-Caring Agency vs Child Placement
Agency
• Application
–Homestudy report
–Supporting documents

Inter-country Adoption
Board


The
Inter‐Country
Adop1on
Board
(ICAB) created by Republic Act 8043 (RA 8043) was designated as the
Central Authority in matters relating to intercountry adoption of Filipino children. It is a policy making and regulatory body and approves all adoption applications and placements.

VISION


To place Filipino children with suitable foreign adoptive families abroad to ensure the protection, security, and the best interests of the children.…...

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