The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Office IV-A, promotes alternative parental care for children in celebration of the National Children’s Month.
Last November 25, a total of 100 partners from Tanay, Rizal was oriented by the DSWD on foster care and adoption in partnership with the local government of the said town.
Partners include members of the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children, parent leaders of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, private and public teachers, police, child caring agencies, local civil registrars, medical workers, barangay health workers and day care workers.
According to Lanie Tabios, social worker and focal person of the Adoption Resource and Referral Unit of the DSWD in the CALABARZON Region, these partners are being oriented to promote foster care as the best alternative parental care arrangement for children in need of temporary care and also to promote legal adoption and prevent simulation of birth certificate.
She added that these partners can also help the DSWD in the development and management of a pool of licensed foster parents in the region.# with reports from LDBallon