Step 1: Choose your service provider – Adoptive parent/s may either contract the services of a Child Placing Agency (CPA) or a certified/accredited social worker or seek assistance from and adoption social worker at the RACCO – Family Development Unit (FDU) or Local Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD/MSWD) in the application.
Step 2: Attend the Pre-Adoption Forum – Attend the pre-adoption seminar/forum conducted by RACCO-FDU or your chosen CPA. The seminar aims to provide a clearer context about adoption, realities of adopting a child in the Philippines, documentary requirements, and the step-by-step process of the application.
Step 3: Submission and Completion of Documentary Requirements – Submit all the applicable requirements to your adoption social worker.
Step 4: Awaiting Decision of Application – You will be informed via email by your adoption social worker with regards to the decision of your adoption application.
Step 5: Matching
Additional Requirements for Foreign Nationals.
Moreover, other documents may be required by the social worker as deemed necessary based on their assessment and recommendation.
The Certificate of Completion/participation to adoption themed training/s or undertaking to complete pre-adoption training shall be attached to the Petition once the applicant/s file for the domestic administrative adoption.