February 3, 2023

To celebrate the unconditional love between parents and their adopted children, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, in partnership with different national government agencies, child-placement institutions, and child-caring institutions will lead the observance of the 2020 Adoption Consciousness Celebration on Feb. 1 to 9.
With the theme, “Pagmamahal palaganapin, legal na pag-aampon ating gawin,” the week-long celebration aims to promote legal adoption as an expression of unconditional love and support to abandoned, neglected, and surrendered children.
The theme also encourages families to undergo legal adoption in order to protect the welfare of adopted children.  The legal adoption process will also ensure the safety, security, and best interest of the adoptive children.
To commence the celebration, the DSWD and members of the National Organizing Committee of the 2020 Adoption Consciousness Celebration spearheaded a motorcade in Quezon City last Feb. 1 followed by a gathering of adoptive families and a forum about adoption.
Among the topics discussed are updates on the implementation of Republic Act 11222 or the Simulated Birth Rectification Act, warnings on birth simulation and social media pages facilitating illegal adoption, and information on pending laws related to legal adoption.
The DSWD, with members of the Association of Child Caring Agencies of the Philippines will also open adoption help desks on selected malls and churches around the country on Feb. 8 and 9.
DSWD invites the public to join the celebration and promote the legal adoption advocacy in social media through the hashtags, “#adoptionislove” and “#legaladoption” this month. – DSWD release