This book serves as a convenient tool or reference to assist social workers directly handling cases of children for adoption. It is a compilation of a wealth of information on the review of the children’s dossiers, actual experiences, exposure and training of social workers on inter-country adoption, and the multi-disciplinary expertise of the Inter-Country Placement Committee of the Inter-Country Adoption Board (ICAB) and the Board itself. It was developed to address gaps and difficulties encountered in handling adoption cases.
The Quick Guide complements the existing guidelines and policies on adoption by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and is not intended to substitute any document required by the DSWD.
This is the second edition of the Quick Guide. The first edition was printed in August 2017 and was launched during the Global Consultation on Child Welfare Services in September 2017.
*Description is a reworded version of the Foreword of the book.