Arroyo eyes creation of national adoption agency
Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is batting to strengthen the adoption process of abandoned children.
The Pampanga politiko’s bill seeks to address the worsening problem of neglected and overage children not fit for adoption using a “one-stop-shop code.”
The United Nations Children’s Rights and Emergency Relief Organization said there are 1.8 million abandoned children in the country.
Arroyo’s proposed measure will create the National Child Care Authority which will accept, evaluate, and decide all applications for local and inter-country adoption.
“The government has to step up its drive to solve the worsening problem of ‘unadoptable’ and overage children ‘not fit for adoption’ die to the long and complicated process of domestic and inter-country adoption,” Arroyo said.
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