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  1. February 5, 2015

    Station Manager
    Quezon City

    Dear Mr. Lubao:

    This is to request your assistance in highlighting the observance of Adoption Consciousness Week on February 17-24 through an announcement of the event or a guesting/interview in any of your radio programs.

    The event aims to raise awareness and generate support from the public on legal adoption. This is also to help advocate that able and loving couples/families consider opening their hearts and homes to the abandoned, and neglected children legally available for adoption.

    The theme for this year is “Legal na Ampon Ako, Anak na Totoo” to emphasize the need for legal adoption.

    Further, the theme underscores the fact that there is no distinction between an adopted and biological child because their rights are the same.

    The theme is very timely and appropriate given that there are cases of children whose birth certificates were simulated and did not go through the legal process of adoption, or whose custody are with unauthorized families.

    Attached is a fact sheet with details of the celebration for your reference/information.

    We anticipate your favorable response to this request to help us in our advocacy to find permanent and loving families for needy Filipino children.

    Ms. Geng Fischer or Ms. Lai Zata, Public Affairs staff will get in touch with your office regarding this request or you may contact them at telephone number 9517440 and mobile number 0916-7033840.

    Thank you.

    Very truly yours,

    original signed
    Social Marketing Service

    Adoption Consciousness Week Celebration
    February 17-24, 2015
    On Alternative family Care/Child Placement


    1. The theme for 2015 Adoption Consciousness Week Celebration.

    For 2015 Adoption Consciousness Week Celebration, the advocacy campaign will focus on the theme, “Legal na Ampon Ako: Anak na Totoo (A Child Finds Worth in Adoption).” Said theme aims to emphasize the legal process of adoption and current situation where orphaned, abandoned or surrendered children are sought for adoption like in situation of disaster, direct placement (parent/s directly give/s up child for adoption to person/s and not through DSWD and the court), and simulation of birth certificate.

    The theme also underscores the fact that there is no distinction between and adopted and biological child because their rights are the same.

    2. The objectives for this year’s celebration are as follows:

    1. To disseminate basic information about adoption including the adoption process, requirements, procedures and the benefits and effects of adoption in key areas frequented by the public or through media.
    2. To educate the public on legal process of adoption that may lead to applications for domestic adoption or inquiries on adoption and other alternative family care.
    3. To respond to public inquiries on adoption and other alternative forms of family care.
    4. To encourage able and willing families to adopt as there are many children waiting to have their own homes/families.
    5. To expand and strengthen the advocacy on adoption by partnering with the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Department of Health (DOH).

    3. The proposed activities for 2015 Adoption Consciousness Week Celebration.

    1. Kick-off/Launching of the Adoption Consciousness Week Celebration and MOA signing with DILG, DepEd and DOH to be held on February 17
    2. Setting up of photo exhibits in select SM malls participating in the adoption help desks and in the central offices of DILG, DepEd and DOH. Photos to be exhibited are those of adoptive families with their children.
    3. Setting of Adoption Help Desks in 31 SM malls nationwide (8 malls in Metro Manila), Trinoma, Glorietta, Market Market, and Festival Mall on February 21-22
    4. Conduct of publicity and advocacy through TV/radio guestings and issuance of press releases.
    5. Pitch stories to various television/radio programs to showcase adoption and adoption stories to make the public aware of this alternative parental care program.
    6. Hanging of advocacy streamers and tarpaulins such as at the MRT/LRT stations, and various malls (select SM malls nationwide, Ayala Mall, and Festival Mall.)
    7. Plugging of the Adoption Consciousness Week through LED Monitor along EDSA in partnership with Philippine Information Agency.
    8. Adoption Forum on the professional practice of social work on adoption in different settings on February 24, 2015.

    4. What is Republic Act 8552?

    Republic Act 8552- this act shall be known as the Domestic Adoption Act of 1998.

    5. What is Republic Act 9523?

    Republic Act 9523 – An act requiring the Certification of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to declare a “Child Legally Available for Adoption” as a pre-requisite for adoption proceedings, amending for this purpose certain provision of Republic Act 8552, otherwise known as the Domestic Adoption Act of 1998, Republic Act No. 8043, otherwise known as the Inter-Country Adoption Act of 1995, Presidential Decree No. 603, otherwise known as the Child and Youth Welfare Code, and for other purposes.

    6. What is Republic Act 10165?

    Republic Act 10165 – An act to strengthen and propagate foster care for abused, abandoned, neglected and other children with special needs, providing appropriations therefor and for other purpose.

    7. What is adoption?

    Adoption is defined as a socio-legal process of providing a permanent family to a child whose parents have voluntarily or involuntarily relinquished parental authority over the child.

    8. What is Foster Care?

    Foster Care – refers to the provision of planned temporary substitute parental care to a child by a foster parent.

    9. What is Legal Guardianship

    Legal Guardianship – shall refer to a person appointed by the court to represent and protect the interest of a child in legal actions.

    10. What are the types of adoption in the Philippines:

    1. Agency adoption is when a licensed adoption agency finds and develops adoptive families for children who are voluntarily or involuntarily committed to the state. The adoptive families go through a process from application as prospective adoptive family facilitated by Department of Social Welfare and Development or a licensed child-placing agency like the Kaisahang Buhay Foundation to finalization of the child’s adoption in court.

    2. Family or relative adoption are those where the biological parents make a direct placement of the child to a relative or a member within the 4th degree of consanguinity.

    3. Independent or Direct Placement is when the biological parents make a direct placement of the child either to a relative or beyond the 4th degree of consanguinity.

    11. Who May Adopt?

    The following may adopt:

    a) Is of legal age;
    b) Is at least 16 years older than the adoptee, provided, however, that the minimum age gap between the adopter and adoptee may not be required if the adopter is the biological parent or sibling of the adoptee or the spouse of the adoptee’s parent;
    c) Has the capacity to act and assume all the rights and duties incident to the exercise of parental authority;
    d) Is of good moral character and has not been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude;
    e) Is in the position to support, educate and care for his/her legitimate and illegitimate children and the child to be adopted in keeping with the means of the family;
    f) Has undergone pre-adoption services as required in Section 4 of the Act.

    In addition to these qualifications, an alien may adopt if he/she:

    a) Is a citizen of a state which has diplomatic relations with the Philippines;
    b) Has be certified by his/her diplomatic or consular office or any appropriate agency that:
    (i) He/she qualified to adopt in his/her country; and
    (ii) His/her government will allow the adoptee to enter the adopters’ country and reside there permanently as an adopted child;
    c) Has submitted the necessary clearances and such other certifications as may be required by the Department.

    12. Who May be Adopted?

    The following may be adopted?
    (a) Any person below 18 years of age who has been administratively or judicially declared available for adoption;
    (b) The legitimate son/daughter of one spouse by the other spouse;
    (c) An illegitimate son/daughter by a qualified adopter to improve his/her status to that of legitimacy;
    (d) A person of legal if, prior to the adoption, said person has been consistently considered and treated by the adopter(s) as his/her own child since minority;
    (e) A child whose adoption has been previously rescinded; or
    (f) A child whose biological or adoptive parent(s) has died: provided, that no proceedings shall be initiated within 6 months from the time of death of said parent(s).

    13. What are the Steps in adoption?
    A. Administrative Phase
    1. Attendance to adoption forum/seminar
    2. Application to DSWD-Field Office/Licensed Foster Care Agencies or Child Placing Agencies (List is with DSWD Field Office or Standards Bureau)
    3. Assessment of the applicant/preparation of Home Study Report (by the DSWD-Field Office/child placing agency social worker)
    4. Matching of child to the Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs)
    5. Issuance of Pre-Adoption Placement Authority (PAPA)
    6. Placement of child with the PAPs
    7. Supervision of Placement of the child and the PAPs (6 months or less)
    8. Issuance of Affidavit of Consent to Adoption

    B. Judicial Phase

    1. Filing of Petition for Adoption
    2. Hearing of the petition in court
    3. Issuance of Decree of Adoption and Entry of Judgment

    14. Cost of Adoption
    ? The applicant will spend for securing the documents/requirements for adoption but the services of DSWD for adoption is free.
    ? As to the services of accredited child placing agencies, the applicant may directly inquire from the agency (Kaisahang Buhay Foundation, Norfil Foundation)
    ? The prospective adoptive parent/s as petitioner/s for adoption of a child/children, will have to get the services of a private lawyer. The cost of services of a lawyer varies, which include an acceptance fee, appearance fee (in court) among others.
    15. What are the Requirements for Domestic Adoption?

    A. For Prospective Adoptive Parents

    For Filipino Applicants:
    1. Home Study Report with the following supporting documents:
    ? Authenticated Birth Certificate
    ? Marriage Certificate in SECPA form, if married or Authenticated Divorce papers with copy of court decision and Certificate of Finality (for cases of foreign PAPs) by their Consulate, Annulment Decree with Certificate of Finality, Declaration of Nullity, or Legal Separation Documents (for Filipino applicants)
    ? Written Consent to the Adoption by the legitimate and adopted sons/daughters/if living with the applicant, who are at least 10 years old
    ? Physical and Medical Evaluation by a duly licensed physician (Certification to indicate that applicant has no medical condition that prevent him/her in acting or assuming parental responsibilities.
    ? Psychological Evaluation Report (when appropriate). The validity of the report will depend on the assessment of the Psychologist.
    ? NBI or Police Clearance
    ? Latest income tax or any other documents showing financial capability e.g. Certificate of Employment, Bank Certificate or Statement of Assets and Liabilities
    ? Three (3) Character References (e.g. the local church/Minister, the employer and a non-relative member of the immediate community who have known the applicant(s) for at least 3 years
    ? 3×5 inch sized photos of the applicants and his/her immediate family members (taken within the last three (3) months.
    ? Affidavit of Guardianship
    2. Certificate of attendance at a pre-adoption forum/seminar
    3. Adoptive Family Profile

    For Foreign Nationals:

    1. Certification that the applicant(s) have legal capacity to adopt in his/her country and that his/her country has a policy, or is a signatory of an international agreement, which allows a child adopted in the Philippines by its national to enter his/her country and permanently reside therein as his/her legitimate child which may be issued by his/her country’s diplomatic or consular office or central authority on inter-country adoption or any government agency which has jurisdiction over the child and family matters

    2.Certificate of Residence in the Philippines issued by the Bureau of Immigration or Department of Foreign Affairs (as appropriate).

    3.Two (2) character references from non-relatives who knew the applicant(s) in the country of which he/she is a citizen or was a resident prior to residing in the Philippines, except for those who have resided in the Philippines for more than fifteen (15) years.

    4.Police Clearance from all places of residence in the past two (2) years immediately prior to residing in the Philippines.

    B. For Children

    1. Child Study Report
    2. Birth Certificate/Foundling Certificate
    3. Death Certificate of parents, as applicable
    4. Deed of Voluntary Commitment
    5. Declaration of Abandonment
    6. Certificate of Finality
    7. Certification of A Child Legally Available for Adoption
    8. Medical/Health Profile and History
    9. Psychological Evaluation for children 5 years old and above
    10. Photo of the child
    11. Child Profile duly signed by the Social Worker handling the case

    16. Statistics on Adoption

    A. Number of CDCLAA issued per year

    Year No. of Issued CDCLAA Regular/Agency Adoption Foster-Adopt Direct Placement
    2009 65 41 7 17
    2010 779 524 30 225
    2011 706 413 12 281
    2012 784 403 22 359
    2013 978 574 32 372
    (1st Sem) 488 261 21 206
    Total 3,800 2,216 124 1,460

    B. Local Adoption

    Year No. of Children Locally Matched/Adopted No. of Children Endorsed to ICAB/ Cleared for Inter-country Adoption
    2010 68 424
    2011 86 403
    2012 89 399
    2013 67 496
    (1st Sem) 104 237
    Total 414 1,959

    For those who signify interest to adopt or foster children, you may contact the following DSWD Field Offices and child placing agencies:

    1. DSWD-Field Office- NCR
    289 San Rafel Street, Legarda, Manila
    Tel. # 734-86-22 or 23

    2. DSWD Field Office –IV-A-CALABARZON
    Alabang Zapote Road, Muntinlupa
    Tel. # 8508380; 3872632

    3. DSWD-Field Office-IV-B- MIMAROPA
    1680 F.T. Benitez corner, General Malvar St. Malate, Manila
    Tel. # 523-6077 loc. 205

    4. Kaisahang Buhay Foundation, Inc.
    No. 56, 10th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City
    Tel # 912-1159 or 60

    5. Norfil Foundation, Inc.
    No. 16 Mother Ignacia Avenue, Cor., Roces Avenue, Quezon City
    Tel # 372-3577/79 local 19 or 373-2169

    6. Inter-Country Adoption Board
    No. 2 Chicago Cor. Ermin Garcia Streets, Barangay Pinagkaishan, Cubao, Quezon City
    Tel. # 721-9782; 726-4551; 727-2026

    You could also visit DSWD website at for the contact details of DSWD Field Offices nationwide.