Certificate of Legal Capacity to Adopt/Affidavit of Legal Capacity for Local Adoption:  Please check our website for information on adoption in the Philippines.  The U.S. Embassy and Consular Agency in the Philippines do not issue Certificates of Legal Capacity to Adopt.  Neither do we notarize Affidavits of Legal Capacity for Local Adoption.  American citizen prospective adoptive parents should contact the Philippine National Authority for Child Care to satisfy requirements for “foreign domestic adoption law” or any similar document, as the U.S. Embassy does not provide authenticated copies of U.S. law.