The minimum waiting period from application to placement is two years. Children from the age of two and above are available for adoption. There are a number of medical conditions that the Philippine government considers as a risk to adopted children. The following list of medical conditions will invalidate an applicant from adopting a Philippine child:
Morbid obesity (BMI 35 and over).
Cancer or history of cancer.
Any major organ transplant.
Being fitted with a pacemaker/stroke /myocardial infarction.
Multiple sclerosis or other disorder that causes degeneration of muscles.
Auto immune disorders.
High risk factors that can prevent the child from getting proper care, such as being wheelchair- bound.
The standard European Psychological tests that are required are the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory -2- Restructured Form and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III.