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Thanks Everyone for the great insight. All I can say now is stupid me And lesson learned: Talk LESS, Listen MORE and Ask LOTS of Questions first. Same as Id do with any major life event here at home. 🤦🏼*♀️ I also did not ask enough follow on questions of Asawa whose close friends and husband succeeded...turns out to a Different western country, Not a close relative and took 10 yrs sounds more the international adoption route overall. So time to just go give the Dream a a shot and help There, wherever that might be. Lots for me to learn in the meantime.
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I had such a tough time trying to bring my legally adopted kids in 1992 (two) to the U.S. I even had the passports but couldn't get that Visa so I retired here, I now have grandkids a 2-year-old girl and 7-year-old boy.

The cost in 1993 was well over 100,000 pesos not including all the trips back and forth with our lawyer and the courthouse in Manila, my wife was able to do everything all I had to do was show up and sign documents with the lawyer.
Mark, Tried to PM you several times, but they seem to disappear into cyber space and don't show up in Sent of any other messages (my box way below limit). Even tried to just reply to one of our prior PM exchanges on retirement, but nada. Suggestions?
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Mark, Tried to PM you several times, but they seem to disappear into cyber space and don't show up in Sent of any other messages (my box way below limit). Even tried to just reply to one of our prior PM exchanges on retirement, but nada. Suggestions?
I got your emails the trouble is that my internet is down and it worked briefly and I sent you a PM but now it's not working again, I won't have my internet fully restored or possibly upgraded for another two weeks.

I'll use the internet cafe for now until things are restored.

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Thanks Mark...wasn’t even showing in my own Sent mssg so though vanished into the cyber space. Must be the Russians! ��
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Hello Nickleback,

Final update on the adoption,

As I mentioned in my last post the paperwork got lost enroute MNL. From here they did send it again to MNL and we got confirmation about 10 days later. Unfortunately that was 3 months wasted waiting for something that wasn't coming. Once we got the confirmation back the Court where the adoption took place had paperwork that needed to be done, Certificate of Authenticity, Certificate of Finality to name a couple of them. From there docs needed to be filed with the Municipal Clerk.

Then the final step, the Municipal Clerk then forwards the paperwork to MNL again, this time for the new birth certificate. Unfortunately that can take up to 6 months before being issued because it is an adoption. If it was just a request for a BC without an adoption involved it usually takes 3 months.

So that's the saga of our adoption in the Philippines. We will just wait for the new BC to be issued now. Two years and 8 months to this point. Hope all this helps with anybody else looking to adopt here.

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Hello Nickleback,

Final update on the adoption,

As I mentioned in my last post the paperwork got lost enroute MNL. From here they did send it again to MNL and we got confirmation about 10 days later. Unfortunately that was 3 months wasted waiting for something that wasn't coming. Once we got the confirmation back the Court where the adoption took place had paperwork that needed to be done, Certificate of Authenticity, Certificate of Finality to name a couple of them. From there docs needed to be filed with the Municipal Clerk.

Then the final step, the Municipal Clerk then forwards the paperwork to MNL again, this time for the new birth certificate. Unfortunately that can take up to 6 months before being issued because it is an adoption. If it was just a request for a BC without an adoption involved it usually takes 3 months.

So that's the saga of our adoption in the Philippines. We will just wait for the new BC to be issued now. Two years and 8 months to this point. Hope all this helps with anybody else looking to adopt here.

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Been there done that JShannon and I think it took us a couple years to adopt our kids the burden of paperwork, redundancies, travel to and from Manila several times and the final signature required both of the adopting parents followed by the lawyer who said he'd like to see if we could afford to take care of our kids by treating him to (a very pricey lunch) at Spago's he drove us though.
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