NOTE: Unlike the other country pages grouped under “Corruption in International Adoption,” this page from the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism website offers news reports about an international adoption system that many experts praise as exemplary. Most of the other pages in this grouping offer documentation of and background about serious irregularities in international adoption. For the systemic analysis of corruption in international adoption, please read “The Lie We Love,” Foreign Policy magazine, Nov./Dec. 2008, and visit our webpages dedicated to international adoption. For ideas about fairer policy solutions, please read “The Baby Business,” Democracy Journal, Summer 2010.
News Reports of Adoption
Practice in the Philippines
“RP's exemplary practices in the field of int'l adoption hailed,” December 13, 2009, Philippines News Agency.
Manila—The Permanent Bureau of The Hague Conference on Private International Law has recognized the exemplary practices of the Philippines in the field of International Adoption.
“RP Adoption system Gets Global Recognition,” Ellalyn B. De Vera, December 4, 2009, Manila Bulletin
Social Welfare and Development Secretary Esperanza Cabral said the Permanent Bureau of The Hague Conference on Private International Law has recognized the exemplary practices of the Philippines in the field of international adoption.
“Moratorium on Accepting New Applicants,” May 1, 2009, U.S. Department of State, Pound Pup Legacy.
As of May 1, 2009 The Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB) has announced a moratorium on accepting new applications from prospective adoptive parents seeking to adopt a child between of 0-2 years of age with or without medical/developmental concerns. "Due to the large number of unmatched approved adoption applications for prospective adoptive parents wanting to adopt children" in this age group and the limited number of children currently available for inter-country adoption, ICAB has indicated that the moratorium will be lifted after it has processed at least 50% of these current cases.
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