PHILIPPINES

Overview Philippines is a party to the Hague Convention. The Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB) was created to act as the Central Authority in matters relating to intercountry adoption of Filipino children, set guidelines for the selection and matching of prospective adoptive parents and verify that a child is qualified for adoption. The Board determines if … Continue Reading

RUSSIA

Russia is currently closed for adoption by US citizens. Prospective Adoptive Parents: In December 2012, President Vladimir Putin signed into law Federal Law No. 272-FZ, which placed a ban on US citizens adopting Russian orphans. Entered into effect 30 days later, only Russian children whose adoptions had been finalized in a Russian court were transferred to … Continue Reading