Adoption - updates

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Puppy scammers target lonely Aussies during lockdown

May 19, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Australia's consumer watchdog ACCC says Scammers fleeced people looking for a new pet out of some Aus$300,000 ($196,000) in April alone, 5 times higher than the normal monthly average

Supreme Court approves domestic adoption process for foreign couple

Jan 28, 2020 - 6:58 PM

Reversing a lower court's ruling, the High Court orders to expedite proceedings for the foreign couple and their Filipino child, saying 'the welfare of the child is of paramount interest

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[OPINION] This debt I carry: What it's like to be adopted

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:47 PM

'I think of that small window of opportunity where I was given up for adoption and they were there ready to take me in. What if they weren’t?'

Alternate lives: Korean orphans' quests for answers

Aug 24, 2019 - 12:30 PM

International adoption from South Korea began after the Korean War as a way to remove mixed-race children, born to local mothers and American GI fathers, from a country that emphasized ethnic homogeneity

This picture taken on July 31, 2019 shows Korean-American adoptee Glenn Morey during an interview with AFP at an exhibition hall for his latest film project on adoption in South Korea, Side x Side, in Seoul. International adoption from South Korea began after the Korean War as a way to remove mixed-race children, born to Korean mothers and American GI fathers, from an ethnically homogenous country with widespread racism. More recently the main driver has been babies born to unmarried women, who still face stigmatisation in a patriarchal society. Jung Yeon-je / AFP

[OPINION] I adopted a stray dog, or a stray dog adopted me

Aug 18, 2019 - 8:50 PM

We have 5 dogs in total, and while all of them are special, it's the stray aspin that has the most remarkable story

German national leaves home to save stray cats and dogs in PH

Jul 26, 2019 - 11:03 AM

He emigrated to the Philippines 8 years ago and hasn't looked back since

Children up for adoption paraded in Brazil shopping center

May 24, 2019 - 3:26 PM

'Adoption on the Catwalk' in the central-west state of Mato Grosso is designed to 'give visibility to children and adolescents who are eligible for adoption,' according to an official statement

New law absolves adoptive parents who tampered with child's birth record

Mar 14, 2019 - 7:10 PM

With the correction of the birth records, the adoptive parents may enter into administrative proceedings to legally adopt the child

BIRTH. Indonesian Dinar, 38-year-old, tends to her newborn baby named after the KRI floating hospital Dian Suharsi On the floating hospital in Pantoloan on October 6, 2018. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Senate approves bill simplifying adoption process

Dec 10, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The bill seeks to address lengthy and costly adoption proceedings

Want to adopt a K9? Look at these PDEA dogs

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) Here's how you can adopt anti-narcotics dogs retiring from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

RETIREMENT TIME. The PDEA puts up its anti-drug dogs for adoption after deeming them as 'unoperational'. Photos by PDEA

India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

Jul 17, 2018 - 1:11 PM

(UPDATED)The government directive comes after police earlier this month arrested a nun and a worker at one of the Missionaries of Charity order's homes over allegations that at least 5 infants were sold for potentially thousands of dollars

SUSPECT. An Indian nun (center) with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity hides her face as she sits outside a court under police protection before a hearing on child trafficking charges in Ranchi, in India's eastern Jharkhand state. AFP Photo

Thinking of adopting a child? Here's how

Feb 08, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Close to 6,500 Filipino children are in need of a permanent home

ADOPTION. Parents thinking of adopting in the Philippines may do so under Republic Act No. 8552 and 8043. Graphic by Nico Villarete/Rappler

ASEAN leaders adopt declaration on youth development in region

Nov 13, 2017 - 4:26 PM

'We are optimistic that this ASEAN Declaration on the Adoption of the ASEAN Youth Development Index will translate into the formulation of more relevant youth policies,' says National Youth Commission Chair Aiza Seguerra

ADOPTED. National Youth Commission Chair Aiza Seguerra announces the adoption of the ASEAN Declaration on the Adoption of the ASEAN Youth Development Index.

Facebook losing teens to Instagram, Snapchat – forecast

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:11 PM

An eMarketer forecast predicts that Facebook use will sag among individuals aged 24 or younger but adoption by older folks will continue

FACEBOOK. The social network's logo is pictured on the sidelines of a press preview of the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin on February 24, 2016. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

PH has slowest average internet speed in Asia Pacific – report

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:41 PM

The global average internet connection speed is 7 2 Mbps but the Philippines falls short with an average of 5 5 Mbps

Indian politician nabbed over illegal adoption ring

Mar 01, 2017 - 5:17 PM

The head of the adoption center at the heart of the scandal Chandana Chakraborty tells investigators Juhi Choudhury of the Bharatiya Janata Party had been involved in child trafficking for several years

Madonna felt 'compelled' to adopt twins – court papers

Feb 09, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The High Court in the Malawian capital Lilongwe grants the singer permission to adopt twins Esther and Stella

Madonna in Malawi to apply to adopt 2 more kids – court

Jan 25, 2017 - 11:46 PM

Mlenga Mvula spokesman of the Lilongwe High Court says they are looking into whether Madonna can adopt two more children

Duterte on BPO, war on drugs, new UN secretary-general | Midday wRap

Dec 13, 2016 - 1:46 PM

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DepEd: P28.8B donated to public schools from 2011-2015

Jun 26, 2016 - 7:27 PM

The education department gets financial support from the private sector and other program partners through the Adopt A School Program

SC told: Grace Poe as foundling ‘half the story’

Feb 17, 2016 - 8:14 AM

Did the Supreme Court in oral arguments gloss over the presidential candidate’s renunciation of PH citizenship?

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4 key issues that divide SC justices in Grace Poe case

Feb 03, 2016 - 9:39 AM

The Supreme Court ponders its role as it weighs evidence on presidential candidate Grace Poe’s residency and citizenship

Foundlings are Filipino citizens? No basis for it

Jan 29, 2016 - 4:14 PM

I do not follow the reasoning that draws from the proposition that foundlings are under these laws presumed to be natural born Filipinos

push for rural development - Senator Grace Poe gestures as she hammers a point on why rural development must be a top priority of the government in addressing poverty and raise the standard of living, in a forum in cagayan de Oro city on Tuesday, May 26,2015. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

Sereno to Poe camp: Show possible implication of case on foundlings

Jan 27, 2016 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED We have to be careful that we are not by a rigid reading of what we consider a failure to enumerate foundlings we are going to create unintended consequences says the Chief Justice

ORAL ARGUMENTS. The interpellation of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, January 26 caps the 3-hour oral arguments on the disqualification case against Grace Poe at th Supreme Court. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Welcome to the family: Adult adoptions in corporate Japan

Jan 17, 2016 - 8:02 PM

A century old tradition keeps family run companies alive

Foundlings not natural-born? 'A step backward' for children's rights

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Amid the citizenship issues faced by presidential candidate Grace Poe advocates for children s rights gather to discuss the implications of declaring foundlings like her as stateless

'DON'T DISCRIMINATE.' Advocates of children's rights gather Tuesday, January 5 to talk about the status of foundlings in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Stop calling Grace Poe a 'foundling': Drop the 'F' word

Sep 02, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Why can t they recognize Philippine film icons Susan Roces and the late Fernando Poe Jr as her parents? Must they keep calling them her adoptive parents 40 some years later?

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Poe’s adoption case, PDAF charges, Google’s new logo | 6PM wRap

Sep 02, 2015 - 6:54 PM

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WATCH: Grace Poe cries as she talks about her parents, adoption

Sep 02, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Senator Grace Poe insists she will not back down from the fight against those questioning her citizenship as this would only allow the further discrimination of other abandoned children

EMOTIONAL. Senator Grace Poe breaks into tears as she pays "homage" to her adoptive parents, movie stars Susan Roces and the late Fernando Poe Jr.

Have coffee, pet a cat

Aug 11, 2015 - 2:30 PM

The ‘catvocacy’ of Cat Café Manila is to let new guests experience how puspins or pusang Pinoy can be great pets and be adopted by responsible pet owners

girl with mama cat

Actress Charlize Theron adopts baby girl in US

Aug 02, 2015 - 10:02 AM

August is Charlize s second adopted baby after son Jackson

Use tech to scale up CSR

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Groups in the Corporate Social Responsibility space should not think of technology as something that s isolated from what s happening in the world today says technopreneur Manny Ayala

Not just Grace Poe, but about us

Jun 15, 2015 - 1:00 PM

To say that a foundling cannot be considered a Philippine citizen is a violation of a child’s and a human being’s basic and inalienable human right to bear a nationality from birth

India police break up adoption racket of stolen babies

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Police in the Indian capital say they have broken up an illegal adoption racket in which newborn babies were stolen from hospitals and sold to couples

THE STOLEN. An Indian child joins others as they shout slogans while taking part in an anti-trafficking march in Kolkata, 25 February 2007. Photo by  Deshakalyan Chowdhury / AFP

'Drop the A word': Grace Poe and PH adoption stigma

Jun 05, 2015 - 9:10 PM

The ‘ampon’ adopted child is some kind of an elephant in the room in some Filipino families

'ANSWER ALLEGATIONS.' Senator Grace Poe challenges Vice President Binay to answer corruption allegations against him. File photo from Poe's Facebook page

Quake-hit Nepal suspends adoptions

May 27, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare says it is imposing the ban as part of a package of measures after rescuing more than 50 children

In this file photo, an injured boy takes rest in a temporary shelter camp after his home was destroyed in the 25 April earthquake, near Kathmandu, Nepal, April 28, 2015.  Abir Abdullah/EPA

DA to roll out ‘Green Super Rice’

Apr 07, 2015 - 12:37 PM

The agriculture department will roll out a program distributing the newly approved rice breed along with hybrid rice and certified inbred seeds to help farmers hit record harvests

Metal body for Samsung Galaxy S6, Snapchat and strippers, Internet's great debate (Techrap)

Mar 02, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Samsung is about to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S6 Snapchat and strippers were they made for each other? And Internet’s great debate in 2015 erupts over a dress

Internet adoption slows for 4th year in a row –

Feb 25, 2015 - 11:14 PM

According to the report Internet adoption slows from 14 7 in 2010 to just 6 6 in 2014

STATE OF CONNECTIVITY. Image from Facebook Newsroom.

Consider adopting a child, gov't asks couples

Feb 23, 2015 - 4:14 PM

Have you ever though of adopting a child? The government asks potential parents

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners after scandals

Feb 20, 2015 - 10:28 PM

People seeking surrogacy in the country will have to prove that they are unable to bear children and have no relatives to act as surrogates on their behalf

Slovaks vote on same-sex marriage, adoption ban

Feb 07, 2015 - 11:39 PM

In this predominantly Roman Catholic member of the EU many see equality and diversity as liberal values imported from the West to undermine the traditional nuclear family

BAN SAME-SEX MARRIAGE? A man casts his ballot for a referendum on the protection of the traditional family and maintain a ban on same-sex marriage at a polling station in Bratislava, Slovakia, 07 February 2015. Photo by Jakub Gavlak/EPA

Give adoption a chance

Nov 11, 2014 - 2:42 PM

Perhaps it’s absolutism that prevents people from adopting the narcissistic belief that our bloodline is so important and that a child lacking our genetic make up is not a perfect child

Custody battle forewarns moms yielding child for adoption

Sep 30, 2014 - 8:42 PM

The 9 page decision is penned by Associate Justice Martin Villarama in a case that is one of its kind

Metro creeks: Less trash, but water quality not improving

Sep 24, 2014 - 7:56 PM

In Metro Manila 70 of households depend on septic tanks which may leak human waste into underground aquifers or don t have septic tanks and get rid of waste unregulated means

Vietnam, US restart adoptions after 6-year ban

Sep 16, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Americans have been unable to adopt from Vietnam since a 2008 ban imposed due to US embassy concerns that many adoptees had been trafficked or given up after their families were coerced

Six-month-old girl Bui Thi Lien lies plays on a bed at an orphanage 24 February 2004 in Northern province of Hoa Binh. Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Marina Cruz: From artist to investor

Aug 18, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Acclaimed Filipino artist Marina Cruz shares her insights about her craft her family and providing for the future

[Two Pronged] Adoption woes: Part 2

Jul 27, 2014 - 11:19 AM

A couple adopts a child – but the mother cannot get along with the little girl The father is caught in the middle How can they navigate this tricky relationship?

[Two Pronged] Adoption woes: Part 1

Jul 20, 2014 - 10:57 AM

We have tried our best to do our best for her but after 5 years we re not seeing any real change in her personality worries one adoptive father

DSWD celebrates Adoption Consciousness Week

Feb 17, 2014 - 2:10 PM

There are over 2 million orphans in the Philippines What can you do to help?

NO HOMES, NO FAMILIES. The Adoption Consciousness Week aims to raise awaraness about the importance of adhering to the legal procedures of adoption in the Philippines. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA