ADOPTION FORUM. Prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) attend the Adoption Forum conducted by DSWD every month. Through the Forum, the social worker briefs the parents on legal adoption procedure, orients them on the legal documents required of them as well as responds to their inquiries on legal adoption and other related processes to make the adoption successful.

Adoption is a socio-legal process of providing a permanent family to a child whose parents have voluntarily or involuntarily relinquished parental authority over the child.  From January to July 2015, DSWD XI was able to place out 20 children both for domestic and inter-country adoption. Meanwhile, under the Foster Family Care Program [temporary placement], seven children were placed out from April to June this year. (DSWD)