Alternative Procedure for
Inter-Country Adoption (RA8043)
A verified petition to adopt a
Filipino child may be filed by a foreign national or Filipino
citizen permanently residing abroad with the Regional Trial Court
having jurisdiction over the place where the child resides or may be
found. Upon receipt of the Petition, the Court reviews it if the
Petition is sufficient in form and substance. After finding the
Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the Court forwards
it to ICAB for appropriate action. The case is automatically removed
from the jurisdiction of the Court.
This process is expensive and the
processing time is longer. Hence, this is not recommended.