I'm so happy I found this website as I was researching about adoption laws in the Philippines.
I am a Filipino citizen, my husband is an American citizen (but born and raised in the Philippines, so if need be, he can get dual-citizenship with Philippines too) and we are currently residing in Singapore for more than 3 years now due to my husband's work. We know a couple in the Philippines who are willing to give us their baby for adoption as we do not have any children. Can we do an Affidavit of Waiver of All Parental Rights, Relinquishment of Child, and Consent to Adoption? Then we'll be the legal parents of the baby and bring the baby with us to Singapore and/or USA?
I am hoping it can be done as the couple specifically wants us to have their baby and not any orphanage. My husband and I also would love to have their baby and be the baby's legal parents. If it can be done, how do we start the process? What will be the estimate processing time with all the affidavit signing and court hearings (if there will be)? I can stay in Manila while processing all these but I'm hoping it would not take very long. Also, do you have an idea of the estimate total cost to process this? (Attorney's fees, court hearings, etc)
Any input would be very helpful and highly appreciated. Thank you in advance!!