Civil status

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Adoption in the Philippines

Information on adoption in the Philippines.
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In order to be effective in Belgium (parent-child relationship, adopted child’s name, Belgian nationality, law of succession, transcription of the foreign certificate in a Belgian municipality), adoptions in the Philippines by Belgians registered here with us must be validated by the Belgian FPS Justice.

Since the Embassy is not competent in that matter, we therefore advised you to obtain all the necessary information and submit your request directly with:

  • the local Filipino authorities (the Regional Trial Court where your live and the Department of Social Welfare),
  • the Belgian FPS Justice - Central Federal Authority (Dienst Internationale Adoptie / Service adoptions internationals:
    Information in Dutch
    Information in French

More general information on intercountry adoption