|Every child has the right to a family. It is the duty of all birth parents to provide each child with the basic necessities for survival, proper child rearing, and character building. Moreover, the birth family shall serve as the basic foundation in providing a loving and nurturing environment for any child to reach his/ her full potential.|
However, there are certain instances when a child's stay with his/ her own family becomes a disadvantage, especially when problems of broken, dysfunctional families, abuse, neglect, chronic illness, death, and other issues hinder the child to grow and develop normally. The traditional response is to place a child in an institution. This time, there is an increasing awareness on the advantages of alternative family care: Foster Home Care and Adoption.
NORFIL Foundation also helps facilitate adoption placement to local and foreign adoptive families through Domestic Adoption and as liaison for Inter-Country Adoption, aimed at finding permanent, loving families for children through legal adoption, protecting the rights of all concerned.
What is adoption?
Adoption is a socio- legal process of providing a permanent family to a child whose parents are unable to care for him/ her permanently whether voluntarily or through intervention of DSWD. It enables the child to enjoy family life as it provides him/ her with equal rights and privileges as if the child was born to the adoptive parents.
NORFIL's Domestic Adoption Program is the agency's response to the increasing number of children without parental care.
AM I READY TO BECOME AN ADOPTIVE PARENT?
For interested adoptive applicants who are: Filipino Citizens or non-Filipino citizens who have been living in the Philippines consistently for three (3) years, the first step is to contact us.
We will provide information, interviews, and Pre-Adoption Seminars. This is designed to properly orient prospective applicants about adoption which is regularly held at our Manila Headquarter.
All prospective adoptive families will be assessed by our licensed social worker to determine their motivation and capacity to adopt.
In the meantime, you may print an application form here
Location and Key contacts:
- NORFIL Headquarters, Manila
- Marissa Basada, Program Supervisor
- Cessna Vie Ogima Macula, Social Worker
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
If you are unable to adopt a child, but would like to help, donations in cash or in kind would be greatly appreciated. The children in Foster Care awaiting adoption are in constant need of milk formulas, vitamins, clothes, toys, cribs, strollers, and the like.
If you would like to donate to our Adoption and Foster Home Care Program, please do not hesitate to contact us