Why does DSWD have to decide on child adoption?

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WITH the liberalization in the teenage world, many unwanted births happen and it is a sad state for children who have no world to see in their future. But it is worth to note that there are also couples who have no children at all and dream to take care of children who need the care of elders, materially, mentally, socially.


In this fun and funny country, unwanted children go to the orphanage where they are cared for and hope to be given to loving couples who could build a future for them. The law of this country takes care of them with the Department of Social Welfare and Development coming into the picture in order to avoid suspicions of child trafficking. And this is a good intent by government.


Recent guidelines of government in a way mention that it is the DSWD that could decide who among those children could be given to the certain qualified couples who wish to adopt. In a sense, many find this amusing since how could these citizens working in DSWD be the ultimate deciding factor as to which child is to be given to which adoptive parent. They are not super humans who know what the adopting parents prefer or would come to love. It is the inner feeling of an adopting person who may sense who among the children that she may want to take care of for life. So why does DSWD have that kind of regulation in this funny country?


If one buys a BMW car, it is the buyer who finally decides which model of the car to buy and not the salesman. If one wants to have a haircut, it is the person himself who decides who among the barbers would he prefer to cut his neck (oops… his hair, we mean).


Government agencies should review their autocratic ruling in all things in this country. Give the Filipinos options in life also. Do not command all things in life.


This column greets Kagawad Atty. Arnel Sigue; Gabby and Tess Bongco; Raymond and Michelle Dabao; Bobby Tinsay; Philip Garcia; Boy Lizares; Jidah Hautea; and Paolo Araneta. The new regional director of Philippine National Police is Gen. Josephus Angan, brother of Lyndon Angan, a Cebu media guy, our friend.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on December 17, 2013.


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