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. We also do not notarize Affidavits of Legal Capacity for Local Adoption. However, we can issue a letter to U.S. citizen prospective adoptive parents that they can submit to the local authorities in lieu of the certificate or the affidavit. Most authorities will accept the letter from the Embassy; contact us via email at ACSInfoManila@state.gov to request a copy. You also may wish to ask the appropriate Philippine adoption authorities whether local notarization of the affidavit will be acceptable.