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Adopting Filipino Children

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  1. Pinoykano

    Pinoykano DI New Member

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    I am Filipino-American currently living and working in the USA. I am a dual citizen of both countries. I am 47 years old and planning on retiring in the Philippines and adopting children. I am a single which is making it difficult for me to qualify for adoption. Do you know of a single male who was successful in adopting Filipino children? I would appreciate any help and guidance.
     
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    IMHO, your best bet is to find a nice filipina, mature with a child, get married to her, get more children and live happily thereafter.

    It seem to be an easier way to satisfy your interest in raising children to be good citizens and hope fully give them a good education. Good Luck!
     
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    Wow!

    :eek: You have set yourself, quite a task here my friend. I don't know of any single person Adopting. I am English and have a Filipino wife, After 3 years, We are still waiting for the final decision. There are no Holds or conflicting issues at all. The process is long and Costly. The main issue is, as always, Money, The Family Division keeps moving the goal posts, They seem to require a large bank Account to satisfy the requirements. Now, of course, this is only my personal Situation, There a few here, I am sure that have adopted over the Years and I am sure more replies will come. As of Recently, things are not moving Quickly at all. Seems that the Division, need additional proof, that my pension will be suffice to maintain the family. Of late, I think none of us, quite know how large our pensions will be (for me 18 moths or so) in addition, My wife has a Full Time Job. A good lawyer is a must, there are very few in Dgte that specialise in Adoption. I can if needed, forward some details. I would suggest, that you have a look on line at, Chan Robles, Adoption. (on line Law)
    Whatever, I wish you all the very best of Luck.


    Jack P. :smile:

    ps. Link is not working, just google it chanrobels.com/rulesonadoption.
     
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    Hi Pinoykano,
    I hope you don't mind me pitching in with my 2 cents worth:
    Your plan isn't crystal clear to me, - are you planning to retire now at 47, or at 'normal' retirement age (60-65 ish)?
    I ask because however spritely a retired man may be, having a younger wife/partner to do all the chasing around, with regards to kids, does of course make fatherhood in later life that much easier.
    If you are single and are looking to stay that way, then ALL the parenting falls to you!
    Also, the age and sex of the adopted child(ren) must be of consideration.
    Are you going to be able to endure puberty alone?
    Having to be always the one that has to get up in the night when the baby is crying and not having the - "it's your turn" option, could drain a lot of people.
    If the plan is to have a nanny to do all the 'unpleasant' stuff, which are really the activities which bond parent and child, then I would ask if that is fair on the kid!
    I must admit that I have never come across any single man wanting to adopt, be he straight or gay, and if you are gay, then your going to have even more of an uphill battle to get adoption clearance in the Philippines.

    I must admit that your situation is out of the ordinary (IMHO).
    Why would you want kids but no wife, if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Pinoykano DI New Member

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    Thank you for all your input. I am thinking of retiring in the Philippines at either 50 or 55. I am straight. I have been married before and have been divorced for five years. Right now, I have no desire to get married again. Of course, that might change. But I do have a strong desire to raise children. I contacted an adoption agency and was told that they know of no agency that allows single males to adopt. It appears that the Philippines adoption board does allow single males to adopt. However, preference is given to married couples. Based on what I've gathered from different sources, it appears that my plan to adopt is highly unlikely to happen. So now I have to look at other options. Thanks again for your help.
     
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