By Robert E. Roperos, BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 3 (PIA) — In time with the celebration of Adoption Consciousness Week, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Caraga Region, is campaigning for a responsible adoption of children.

According to Aldie May Andoy of DSWD-Caraga, this year’s celebration is anchored on the theme “Isulong Legal na Pag-aampon (Campaign for Legal Adoption).”

Andoy added that the weeklong activity will commence with a thanksgiving mass at the Saint Joseph Cathedral, to be followed by a motorcade around the city to instill awareness to public on the importance of responsible adoption.

Adoption desks will also be installed in some government offices such as the National Statistics Office (NSO) and in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and in selected establishments in the city during the entire celebration period.

Andoy said more applicants have submitted their application in their quest to adopt children.

The DSWD said there are two ways of adopting a child. First is through domestic adoption and second by inter-country application, where accordingly, topping the list of the countries signifying their intention to adopt a Filipino child is the United States of America.

However, according to DSWD, for inter-country applicants, they will undergo tedious process to ensure that the child who will be adopted will be safe and secured, following reports of the rising number of children who are victims with illegal trafficking….Continue Reading

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