To celebrate the unconditional love between parents and their adopted children, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 3, in partnership with different national government agencies (NGAs), child-placement institutions, and child-caring institutions will lead the observance of the 2020 Adoption Consciousness Celebration (ACC) on February 8 to 12.

With the theme, “Pagmamahal Palaganapin, Legal na Pag-aampon Ating Gawin! (Spread Unconditional Love through Legal Adoption),” 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.

DSWD FO III reminds the public that adoption facilitated online is considered child trafficking. The public may stop online adoption by reporting to these numbers: 

DSWD Recovery and Reintegration Program for Trafficked Persons (RRPTP) (02) 8931-9141
National Bureau of Investigation  (02) 8523-8231 to 38 

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DOJ office of Cybercrime (02) 8524-8216
PNP Patrol 911
PNP Women and Children Protection Center 0919-7777-377
PNP Anti Cybercrime Group (02) 8723-0401

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DSWD Region 3 invites the public to join the celebration and promote the legal adoption advocacy in social media through the hashtags, “#adoptionislove” and “#legaladoption”. Visit the DSWD FO 3 Facebook page from 2-12 February for more ACC media materials.