According to Wikipedia, Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child, from that person’s biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents.
So, are you incapable of having your own child? Do you want someone to share your love with? or do you just want to help less fortunate children without anyone at their side? Consider adoption now, and this may help you more than it helps them.
A lot of children in our country nowadays are either orphaned, helplessly roaming the streets or completely abandoned. Government agencies such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are doing their best to help these children but it will never be enough, young Filipinos such as these needs a family and parents to grow up with. They deserve to experience the right to be happy and be loved to whom a child is born with.
Are you interested to adopt a child? Read the details below given by DSWD Region X:
Who may adopt?
– You are at legal age
– You are at least 16 years older than the adoptee (may not be required if the adopter is the biological parent or sibling of the adoptee or the spouse of the adoptee’s parent.)
– Capacity to act and assume all rights and duties incident to the exercise of parental authority
– Has good moral character and has not been convicted of any crime
– In a good position to support, educate, and care for his or her legitimate and illegitimate children and the child to be adopted
– Undergone required pre-adoption services
Who may be adopted?
– Any person below 18 years of age who has been administratively or judicially declared available for adoption.
– The legitimate son or daughter of one spouse by the other spouse.
– An illegitimate son or daughter by a qualified adopter to improve his or her status to that of legitimacy.
– A person of legal if, prior to the adoption, said the person has been consistently considered and treated by the adopter/she as his or her own child.
– A child whose adoption has been previously rescinded
– A child whose biological or adoptive parent/s have died: provided that no proceedings shall be initiated within 6 months from the time of the death of said parents.
What are the documents to be prepared?
– Home study report with supporting documents (please visit dswd.gov.ph for the list of required documents.
– Certificate of attendance in a pre-adoption forum/seminar
– Adoptive Family Profile
How much does it cost to process adoption?
-The applicant will spend for securing the documents/requirements for adoption but the service of DSWD for adoption is free.