Philippines Adoption 101

Philippines Adoption 101

Have you wondered about adopting from the Philippines?  Do you have questions about the programs?  We are here to introduce you to Philippines adoption!

Madison Adoption Associates earned accreditation in the Philippines in 2009 to place children with special needs, and earned accreditation in 2014 for the limited placement of healthy children.

There are two main programs to consider when adopting from the Philippines – the healthy tract, and the Special Home Finding program.  In the healthy program, Madison receives a certain number of ‘slots’ to submit family applications. This year they recieved seven slots.  Once those slots are filled, we must wait for our next allotment of slots.  We are very grateful to ICAB (Inter-Country Adoption Board) forcontinuing to increase our number of slots!

The Special Home Finding program is dedicated to finding adoptive families for children with special needs, be it medical, psychological, age related, or sibling groups.  We receive summaries of available children on a monthly basis.  However, in an effort to respect the privacy of their children, ICAB does not allow agencies to openly advocate for these children by posting pictures or information.  This can make advocacy challenging, however just because you cannot see the children on our website, does not mean they are not still waiting for a family!  

Once you are matched and ready to travel, Madison will arrange your entire trip.  Both parents are required to travel to the Philippines to take guardianship of your child(ren).  You can expect to stay in country for one to two weeks, during which time we will arrange touring and many opportunities for you to learn about your child’s beautiful culture!

If you would like to learn more about our Philippines adoption programs, please email Program Director, Amanda Felizardo, at, or visit the Philippines Adoption Program page on our website.

Madison Adoption Associates

Delaware Based
 1705 Waiting Children  7 Adoption Programs
 Call 302-475-8977 1102 Society Drive Delaware

Madison Adoption Associates is a Hague accredited, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to bring hope, love, and a permanent family to children in need. By serving children and families through domestic and international adoption, our work is guided by the following core principles:

  • Conducting our business activities with our heart first and an unwavering commitment to ethics.
  • Treating each child with dignity; always acting in the best interests of the child.
  • Ensuring that each adoption process is transparent, with adherence to all laws and regulations.
  • Providing birth parents with caring, compassionate, nonjudgmental and confidential support.
  • Recognizing the unique and precious potential of each child and each family.
  • Securing stable and loving permanent families for children through pre-adoption preparation, education, and guidance.
  • Committing time and resources to charitable activities that help children who are not eligible for adoption to lead stronger, safer, healthier, and more productive lives.

Our placement goals are to meet the child's needs and best interests, along with a strong commitment to work with the wishes and rights of the prospective adoptive families.