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Greetings to all

I am an American citizen I am married to a Filipino citizen we have decided to pursue the adoption of a Filipino child not related to my wife the dswd is requiring a letter of legal capacity to adopt this is really the only sticking point as I believe the United States Embassy in Manila does not offer a legal capacity to adopt would anyone have any input or suggestions on this topic please

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Thanks for the topic.  I have nothing to help but I will follow with interest as I had heard rumours that non-related filipino children could not be adopted and taken out of the country.   Seeing as how all I have heard are coffee shop stories I will enjoy following your actual adventure.

Best of luck.

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Seriously guys don't reply to this unless you have actual advice this isn't a gossip column find a hobby sir...

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 Hi Young man firstly Welcome.jpg Secondly I thought you may find this information useful, it won't cut and paste but you will find in it that the Document you need can be got as per instructions (Information) somewhere in there, apparently it is a sworn document between the Lawyers and you. It comes after section (9) in the Judicial process.:

https://deborjalaw.com/adoption-in-the-philippines-2/

 

 best of luck my friend :thumbsup:

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9 minutes ago, buildmaint said:

this isn't a gossip column find a hobby sir.

No Sir, its a forum.

Ideas are shared here and we learn from each other.  It is my hobby, sir.  I am the moderator who, (regretfully now), approved your post.

I suggest you get a lawyer rather than try to come to this forum and tell us how to run it.

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I'd probably also look into a social skills course just in case you get interviewed prior to adopting. Just saying. :whistling:

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27 minutes ago, buildmaint said:

this isn't a gossip column find a hobby sir...

:facepalm_80_anim_gif: bad move matey

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Thank you Mr. Peterson

I read through the document and this is a domestic adoption we have worked our way up to the pairing/matching sequence and I have no immediate intentions of bringing the child to the United States. A year ago I did some research on the internet about a legal capacity to adopt form and recall seeing a statement from the u.s. embassy stating they will only issue a letter stating they do not offer such a document. This is really the only reason I am requesting any information on this one topic. I have an attorney already and found him to be incompetent. I wont request any further services from him until the actual hearing. This is already a three years process and time is very short for the pairing will occur in March. Sorry if I offended the moderator.  

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6 minutes ago, buildmaint said:

Sorry if I offended the moderator.

Accepted.  I can tell this is an urgent and serious matter for you.  Hope our members can help.

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My husband and I are both American living in the Philippines. We just completed a domestic adoption here, that was started in 2015.....We know other foreign couples who just submitted the letter from the US Embassy (saying they don’t issue capacity to adopt) to satisfy that requirement, and the court excepted it with no problem...Our judge on the other hand was very firm in requiring both the legal capacity to adopt and the certification that the child will be allowed to enter our country.....He was going to deny our case without them....So, I begged and pleaded with officials in Arkansas (where I’m from) to help with a legal capacity to adopt.  We had favor and an attorney at the Department of Human Services in Arkansas issued a letter saying that we were qualified to adopt under state law. (That worked).....For the certification that he would be allowed to enter the US, we emailed the US Embassy and the US Department of state, and they finally issued a new letter with better wording, stating that US immigration/citizenship for an adopted child is possible under US law as long as the child meets these requirements.....  So that satisfied the other.  It was a very long emotional process, but we made it through it. I pray you have favor and no complications!

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