F&CS Foster Care, Adoption and Counseling Services is a Hague accredited agency eligible to help people adopt from a country in the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect to Intercountry Adoption. In addition, we are also accredited in the Philippines. We partner with the Philippines’ Intercountry Adoption Board (ICAB), a division of their Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), to place Filipino children who need overseas adoptive placement into a loving home.
A child must be legally free to be eligible for adoption. A Filipino child is legally free when the child has been voluntarily or involuntarily committed to the Department of Social Welfare and Development or to a licensed child-placing or child-caring agency and freed of parental authority.
Families must be open to a child over the age of 3 years at time of referral. The greatest need is for families interested in adopting siblings groups, school age children, or children with medical conditions.