Domestic Adoption (Step-by-step
The adoptive parents may file the
Petition immediately with the Regional Trial Court. However, upon
receipt of the Petition, the RTC shall not issue an Order directing
the Publication of the Petition but instead it will issue an Order
referring the Petition to the DSWD for the required case study and
Homestudy Report. The Petition shall be held in abeyance pending the
production of the Child Study and Homestudy Report.