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Lights, Camera, Adoption: Advocating for a Better Representation of Adoption 
July 28th, 2022

At its worst, the media creates caricatures of adoptive stories in poorly written dramas and advertisements.  That’s why media practitioners AC Nicholls, Rod Nepomuceno, and BJ Lingan remain optimistic that advocates can reclaim adoption narratives by vocalizing resistance against false myths.  For this year’s Adoption and Alternative Child Care Week Celebration with the National Authority [...]

Jem Torrecampo and Shaira Sumagui
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Lights, Camera, Adoption: Navigating Portrayals of Adoption in Media
July 19th, 2022

Media has always been a tool for amplifying stories. Given this, it can also be used as an instrument to establish stereotypes that can ultimately affect how people view and associate narratives in real life. Adoption, for example, is one of the stories that can be misrepresented in the media. As a result, there have [...]

Paolo Malagotnot, Feliz Munarriz, and Nickross Raagas
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Preparing for Parenthood
July 8th, 2022

I’ve been asking all the wrong questions about preparing to be a parent. I moved to the province last February, as it is more financially reasonable to be an “expectant” single adoptive mother in the province. House rent and utilities are considerably cheaper, and so are meat and vegetables. Schools as well. While looking for [...]

Esther Suson
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“Ampon Ka Lang… Joke Lang!”: Three Reasons Making Fun of Adoption isn’t Funny
May 25th, 2022

Comedy is serious business! Laughter can help us see the brighter side of life when things get rough. So then, what happens when humor — something that relieves stress and brings people together — is used to discriminate against those who may already be bullied by society? Let’s face it: Adoption is shamed in the [...]

Jhannah Capistrano
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The Adoption Triad: Honoring Both Biological Moms and Adoptive Moms
May 8th, 2022

Motherhood is one of the most important things that we celebrate as a society. Even if not all of us get to experience it, most of us are familiar with how challenging it is to take on the role of a mom and pour out our love and care into nurturing a child. However, in [...]

Natalie Ojerio
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I Plan to be a Foster Parent Because…
March 6th, 2022

I have room in my home. That phrase started to haunt my mind soon after I joined ROHEI Foundation as a volunteer in 2020. I have wanted to be an adoptive mother for as long as I can remember. However, I only discovered that we had foster care in the Philippines because I volunteered with [...]

Esther Suson
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