The Philippines is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Convention Adoption).
Philippines’s Central Authority http://www.icab.gov.ph/
The Philippines allows the adoption of relative children (up to the 4th degree of consanguinity). This means that the child must be the prospective adoptive parent’s grandchild, brother, sister, niece, nephew, grandniece, grandnephew, aunt, uncle, or first cousin.
Children available for intercountry adoption placement are those who cannot be placed with an adoptive family in the Philippines. The general ages of children cleared for intercountry adoption usually range from 6 months to 10 years old and will not exceed 15 years.
After your home study is approved we will assist you with the dossier preparation for Philippines. Working with the BC Central Authority we will guide you through the adoption process to ensure that all legal requirements are met for both Canada and Philippines. Family applies to Immigration. ICAB will review the dossier and make a decision on your adoption. If ICAB grants their approval, you are ready to complete the final steps and bring your child home. The legal adoption of your child will be completed here after your child is in BC and ICAB’s post placement reports have been completed.
BC’s Central Authority
BC Ministry of Children and Family Development "Adopt a Child from Another Country" Information
Read the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development Fact Sheet on Intercountry Adoption - Fact Sheet #5. (PDF will download)
For information about immigration visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website. You can apply for immigration before you start the adoption process. Government of Canada - Adopt from Abroad - www.cic.gc.ca.
For more information on the adopting of a child from the Philippines please contact us.
Learn More about Adopting a Child from the Philippines
Inter-Country Adoption Board - Republic of the Philippines (ICAB)
Intercountry Adoption - US Department of State
Our International Experience
FSGV Adoption Agency has experience with both Hague and non-Hague countries. Some of the countries we have worked with for international adoptions are: