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About the Foundling Recognition and Protection Act (RA 11767)
September 15th, 2022

A foundling is “an infant found after its unknown parents have abandoned it.” Merriam-Webster In the United Kingdom, a Foundling Museum stands on the site of a Foundling Hospital built in 1721. At that time, in London alone, over 1,000 children were being abandoned every year at the entrances of hospitals and churches, and on tops of [...]

Esther Suson
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Why Domestic and International Adoptions Matter
September 6th, 2022

[Note: This post contains sensitive themes of emotional disturbance, mental health, and suicide.]   The Philippine orphan crisis warns us that there are around 6 million orphaned, abandoned, and neglected children in our country. We believe that creating families through adoption is one important solution to resolving this problem.  All forms of adoption can be [...]

Bia Santiago and Feliz Munarriz
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An OFW Couple’s Adoption Journey
August 29th, 2022

“I wish we didn’t shelve the idea of adoption for so long.” – Kristel Garingan Saying yes to adoption Neil and Kristel had always loved kids. Their hearts were already open to adoption when they were still single, knowing just how beautiful it was. As an engaged couple, adopting was something they knew could potentially [...]

Feliz Munarriz
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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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