Our Agency, Adoption Services, Inc. can help you with a domestic adoption, but we are no longer doing international adoptions due to problems that can occur in any international adoption. We are a fully licensed non-profit adoption agency that helps birth parents and families living in any state in the U.S. and we can also help U.S. citizens living in any foreign country. Since our founding in 1985, we have worked with thousands of birth parents and adopting families from all over the world and our overall satisfaction rating is excellent. We are committed to putting your needs first and to helping you in every way possible. Feel free to contact us or call (toll-free 1(800)943-0400) if you have any questions or if you want our guidance or help. All calls are confidential and there is never any obligation or cost to you for our help.
Regarding adoptions from this foreign country:
The adoption procedure differs depending on whether the U.S. citizen adoptive parents are residents in the Philippines or are permanently residing abroad. In general during Inter-country adoptions, custody of the child is granted to the prospective adoptive parents who then bring the child to their home country. The adoption is filed with a court in the adoptive parents'' home country.
The government office responsible for domestic adoptions in Philippines are the Regional Trial Courts, which issue the adoption decrees, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), which is also involved in the legal proceedings. For the Inter-country adoptions, the offices responsible for adoption are the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB).
PHILIPPINE EMBASSY (and Consulates) IN THE UNITED STATES:
Embassy of the Philippines
1600 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20086
Tel: 202-467-9300, 202-467-9382
For more information about adoption from this country and about adoption agencies that can assist you, please visit the websites below. Prospective adoptive parents are advised to fully research any of the adoption agencies they plan to use for adoption services.
Bay Area Adoption Services
Bethany Christian Services
Catholic Charities of Baltimore
The U.S. Department of State: Philippines Adoption and Adoption Agencies
The U.S. Department of State: Authentications Office
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Foreign travel registration
The Joint Council for International Children’s Services (JCICS) is one of the oldest and largest membership associations of licensed non-profit international adoption agencies. All of the above adoption agencies are listed as members of JCICS.
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Dr Vince Berger
and the staff of Adoption Services
Adoption Services, Inc
28 Central Blvd
Camp Hill, PA 17011