R.A. 11222: Faster and Simpler Adoption Process in the Philippines

Right after college, two of my friends adopted children from the orphanage that we used to visit when we were finishing our thesis for social work.  Although we were in our 20s, both of them still did not have jobs at the time they applied for the children’s adoption. This became a deterrent to theContinue reading “R.A. 11222: Faster and Simpler Adoption Process in the Philippines”

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Domestic Adoption: Can I Adopt My Own Child?

Joy gave birth to her eldest daughter before she turned 17 years old.  Since she was too young to care for her infant, her parents decided to claim Joy’s daughter as their own.  The baby was named Mia and Joy’s parents were listed as the baby’s parents in her birth certificate. Ten years later, JoyContinue reading “Domestic Adoption: Can I Adopt My Own Child?”

The Quezon City Hall Series: Court Decrees and Legitimation

Parents who have children born before they were married can have their children legitimized by executing an Affidavit of Legitimation.  This must be submitted to the Office of the Civil Registrar of the child’s birthplace.  Court decrees, on the other hand, are legal instruments concerning the status of a person such as Admission of Paternity,Continue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: Court Decrees and Legitimation”

Requirements and Processes when Adopting a Child in the Philippines

How does one adopt a child in the Philippines?  Whether you are adopting a child from any of the local orphanages and DSWD offices in the country, or the child of a relative, or maybe even your own child, you need to be aware of the requirements and processes you have to go through.  BeContinue reading “Requirements and Processes when Adopting a Child in the Philippines”