Philippine Adoption Resources


DSWD - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (

To provide social protection and promote the rights and welfare of the poor, vulnerable and the disadvantaged individuals, families and communities that will contribute to poverty alleviation and empowerment through social welfare development policies, programs, projects and services implemented with or through local government units (LGUs), non-government organizations (NGOs), people’s organizations (POs), other government organizations (GOs) and other members of civil society.

ICAB - Intercountry Adoption Board (

The Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB) created by  Republic Act 8043 (RA 8043) was designated as the Central Authority in matters relating to intercountry adoption of Filipino children. It is a policy making and regulatory body and approves all adoption applications and placements.