The SWDO, DSWD Field Office and the LCR may charge socialized fees of P1,000.00 to those who avail of the administrative adoption proceedings, but can be waived if the petitioner is indigent.


Punishment for non-compliance of the law


  • Imprisonment of 6 to 12 years and/or fine of P200,000.00 shall be imposed for the following acts:
  • Consent for adoption was obtained through coercion, undue influence, fraud, improper material inducement, or other similar acts;
  • Noncompliance with the procedures
  • Exposing the child to be adopted to danger, abuse or exploitation