Intern with ROHEI Foundation!
September 15th, 2022

Hello! We’re so glad you want to join us in responding to the orphan crisis — especially in your season as a student. We want to know more about you! Click the link below to get started: Intern with ROHEI Foundation Listen to our podcast episode with two of our former interns! […]

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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
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
Small Act Big Impact with WeWork at BGC
July 30th, 2022

Last July 25, 2022, ROHEI Foundation partnered with WeWork at Menarco Tower BGC to celebrate National Make A Difference To Children Month in July. Together, we raised awareness about orphan prevention and orphan care. As the first event of its kind, ROHEI Foundation extended its call to end the orphan crisis to new partners and [...]

Feliz Munarriz
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
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
If you want to share your own adoption or foster care journey, your story as an adoptee or child in foster care, or you have any information that would promote awareness about and advocate for adoption and foster care, we'd love to hear from you!