Bill Type
Long Title
AN ACT REQUIRING CERTIFICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT (DSWD) TO DECLARE A "CHILD LEGALLY AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION" AS A PREREQUISITE FOR ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE CERTAIN PROVISION OF REPUBLIC ACT OF 1998, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8043, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE INTER-COUNTRY ADOPTION CODE, PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 603 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CHILD AND YOUTH WELFARE CODE, AND OTHER PURPOSES
Congress Author
Date filed
February 6, 2006
Scope

Legislative History

House Bill/Resolution NO. HB05096
FULL TITLE : AN ACT REQUIRING CERTIFICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT (DSWD) TO DECLARE A "CHILD LEGALLY AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION" AS A PREREQUISITE FOR ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE CERTAIN PROVISION OF REPUBLIC ACT OF 1998, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8043, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE INTER-COUNTRY ADOPTION CODE, PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 603 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CHILD AND YOUTH WELFARE CODE, AND OTHER PURPOSES
ABSTRACT : The bill seeks to transfer the resolution of Declaration of Abandonment cases to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), changing the nature of the proceedings to quasi-judicial. It also requires a certification from the DSWD declaring the adoptee legally available for adoption as a prerequisite to all adoption proceedings whether domestic or inter-country.
PRINCIPAL AUTHOR/S : LACSON, JOSE CARLOS V.
DATE FILED : 2006-02-06
SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL
ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE COMMITTEE
MOTHER BILL: HB05524
ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE COMMITTEE ON RULES
REFERRAL TO THE COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL SERVICES ON 2006-02-13

Abstract

The bill seeks to transfer the resolution of Declaration of Abandonment cases to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), changing the nature of the proceedings to quasi-judicial. It also requires a certification from the DSWD declaring the adoptee legally available for adoption as a prerequisite to all adoption proceedings whether domestic or inter-country.'

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