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Fees collected by NACC are provided for by Article III Section 13 of the Inter-Country Adoption Act of 1995 (RA 8043) and Sections 29 and 40 of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 8043. Effective February 2007, the fees which apply to all adoption categories (Regular of Non-Relative, Relative, Special Needs/Special Home Finding) are as follows:


Amount in US Dollars

When to Pay

Adoption application fee


Upon filing of the adoption application

Processing fee

US$2,000 (for single child placement)


US$3,000 (for sibling group placement)

Upon acceptance of the matching/placement proposal

Pre-travel fee

The amount varies from one to another depending on where the child/ren is/are located in the Philippines and the requirements of the receiving country where the child/ren is/are going to.


Some Embassies of the Receiving Countries charge visa fees and require visa medical examinations while others do not. The projected pre-travel fee to cover the costs of the actual travel documents are quoted in the placement proposal endorsed by NACC to the Central Authority/Foreign Adoption Agency of the prospective adoptive parents.

Upon acceptance of the matching/placement proposal