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The Inter-Country Adoption Board is the national government agency mandated to act as the Central Authority in matters relating to intercountry adoption and policy making and regulatory body for purposes of carrying out the provisions of the Inter-Country Adoption Act of 1995 (RA 8043).


ICAB envisions a Central Authority that is on the cutting edge of organizational development led by a multi-disciplinary team of experts and competent staff
who proactively respond to the demands of international adoption.


To place Filipino children with suitable foreign adoptive families abroad, ensure the protection, security and best interest of the children.

Core Values

  • Respect for Human Dignity
  • Integrity
  • Commitment and
  • Compassion
  • Accountability

Service Pledge

ICAB is committed to provide quality, prompt and courteous service from Mondays to Fridays, 7:30 A.M to 6:00PM (in view of application of the flexi-time schedule) without noon breaks. ICAB ensures availability of staff to attend to client/partners concerns even during lunch breaks.

Immediate and prompt acknowledgement of communication to the requesting party with the reason/s ICAB is unable to provide the immediate delivery of the required service/s.

ICAB shall endeavor to strengthen its advocacy efforts towards the development of sound policies and practices in adoption and child protection
with the help of current knowledge based on high quality research and best practice models.

ICAB is devoted to nurturing meaningful partnerships with our various stakeholders, applying universally accepted principles of effective communication, efficient networking and deep cross-cultural sensitivity. 

ICAB shall appreciate any positive or negative feedback regarding our services, facilities and personnel. An officer-of-the-Day is a frontline service available at all times for consultation and advise.