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Our Adoption Journey in the Pandemic
July 16th, 2021

A look back   Over year ago, we submitted documents to DSWD, marking the beginning of the bigger steps we took in our adoption journey.   Right after we submitted in March 2020, the lockdown happened. In the weeks that followed, we didn’t hear from the social worker we were in touch with. We also [...]

Trix Clasara
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The Irreplaceable Role of Fatherhood
June 30th, 2021

As we celebrated #MentoringMoments this past month of June, we had fathers share what they have learned and experienced with present and future dads. Father and daughter Arnold and Esther Suson share their insights on the irreplaceable role of fatherhood in the lives of children and in adoption. Arnold is a licensed guidance counselor with [...]

Esther Suson
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Never Too Old for Family: A Story of Adult Adoption in the Philippines
June 19th, 2021

  Cee and the story of her life with the De Luzuriagas began when she was 19. While she met Robby De Luzuriaga as a career mentor, Cee soon got connected to Monica, his wife, and became part of their church’s fellowship group. Time allowed them to draw closer to one another. They’d even spend [...]

David Paddit
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Gratitude and Adoption
June 4th, 2021

Melissa and Carissa Moran share a strong mother-daughter bond established in love and strengthened by gratitude. Carissa was welcomed into the Moran family as a baby and from a young age, she knew how she came to be a part of it. Here are their reflections on motherhood, gratitude, and adoption. […]

Michellan Alagao
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Fake News About Adoption (and other myths!)
May 7th, 2021

Carissa Moran reflects on fake news and common adoption myths and her personal experience.   “They’re probably rebelling because they are adopted.” “You should go look for your biological family.” “Just find shortcuts for the legal papers.” “You’re just adopted!”   These phrases are considered commonplace when talking about adoption, whether in movies, teleseryes, or [...]

Michellan Alagao
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The Impact of Shame and Abandonment
April 21st, 2021

[Trigger warning: This post contains sensitive themes of abandonment and death.]   Why would a mother, or any adult, anonymously give up a baby? Why would they choose to abandon the baby in secret, where no one could see them? Why would they make sure nobody knows who they are, or what they did? On [...]

Esther Suson
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