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FEBRUARY MARKS AS ADOPTION CONSCIOUSNESS MONTH

Social Workers set up Adoption Help Desks in malls to assist clients, in line with the celebration of the Adoption Consciousness Week (Photo Courtesy of Jamila Taha, DSWD-10)

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office X marks February as the Adoption Consciousness Month with this year’s theme as “Pagmamahal Palaganapin, Legal na Pag-aampon Ating Gawin! (Spread Unconditional Love through Legal Adoption).

To kick-off the observance, a celebration among foster and adoptive parents will be conducted at the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol grounds on February 11, 2017 to highlight the positive impact of legal adoption. Moreover, adoption desks will also be set up this month at major malls in Cagayan de Oro City to provide the public an easier access to information on how to adopt a child legally.

Adoption is a socio-legal of providing of a permanent family to a child whose parents have involuntarily or voluntarily relinquished parental authority over the child. It is one of the top advocacies of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, to ensure that these children belong to families that can give them unconditional love and shelter.

In Region 10, there are 25 children who were legally declared as readily available for adoption by the courts. Currently, these children are under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

To know detailed information on how adopt a child, the DSWD is encouraging the public to visit their office at DSWD-X, Masterson Ave., Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City or to visit their website at www.fo10.dswd.gov.ph or on their Faceboook page “DSWD Field Office X.

Written by Charmaine P. Tadlas, DSWD

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FOUR TOWNS IN NORTHMIN NAMED AS MOST CHILD-FRIENDLY

ARDA Borres (left) with RD Ramos (right end) awards the Most Child-Friendly Municipality to Sapang Dalaga Misamis Occidental (Photo courtesy of Jamila Taha, DSWD-10)

El Salvador City, and the municipalities of Baloi and Kolambugan,  Lanao del Norte, and Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental recently received the recognition as most child-friendly cities and municipalities in Northern Mindanao for 2015.

The municipality of Baloi receives the Most Child-Friendly Municipality as awarded by DSWD and DILG. In photos from left ARDO Dela Cruz, ARDA Borres, DILG Lanao del Norte, MSWDO of Baloi, Mr. Alexander Ali representing LGU of Baloi and RD Ramos (Photo courtesy of Jamila Taha, DSWD-10)

This was awarded by the Council for the Welfare of Children, Department of Interior and Local Governance, and Department of Social Welfare and Development.

The city and the four municipalities have also received P50,000.00 each as part of their recognition from the Council for the Welfare of Children in providing an atmosphere for children where their rights are respected and freely exercised.

The development of the said recognition was spearheaded by the DILG in partnership with the CWC and the DSWD of which its criteria is based on evaluating the local government unit’s child’s rights-based programs.

The search for child-friendly cities and municipalities is an annual activity implemented by the three institutions to uplift the rights of Filipino children across the nation.

Written by Charmaine P. Tadlas, DSWD

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