PROCEDURE:

  • File the petition in the Social Welfare and Development Office (SWDO) where the child and adopter/s reside
  • SWDO examines the petition (7 days)
  • SWDO endorses the petition with COMPLETE requirements to the DSWD-Field Office (3 days)
  • DSWD Regional Director reviews the petition and prepares recommendation (30 days)
  • DSWD-FO endorses the petition to the DSWD Secretary at the Central Office
  • Secretary acts and decides on the petition and issues the Order of Adoption (30 days)
  • DSWD-CO transmits the Order of Adoption back to the concerned DSWD Regional Office
  • DSWD Field Office provides copies of the Order of Adoption to the petitioners, concerned LGU, PSA and local civil registrar (LCR) (1 day)
  • The LCR stamps the simulated birth record “cancelled” with an annotation of the issuance of a rectified certificate of birth.  Rectified birth record is cancelled and sealed in the civil registry records
  • The LCR records, registers and issues a new certificate of birth without any notation
  • The LCR endorses the new certificate of live birth to the PSA