COLOMBIA

Overview Colombia is party to the Hague Convention. They formally announced several important changes in Colombia’s management of intercountry adoptions. As of July 15, 2013, Colombian Institute for Family Welfare (ICBF)  Announced it will no longer accept new intercountry adoption applications from non-Colombian citizens living abroad for healthy children under 6 years and 11 months … Continue Reading

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