PSWDO conducts orientation on RA 11642 in partnership with DSWD

            As partners in the implementation of social services in the Province of Surigao del Sur the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) through Ms. Ma. Paula S. Gallardo, RSW, LCPC Focal together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWD) conducted orientation on Republic Act 11642 or the Alternative Parental Care Program to Social Workers who handle adoption from the different Municipalities on August 17, 2022 at Shacene Pension House and Restaurant, Mabua, Tandag City.

           The objectives of the said activity were: to appreciate the newly enacted law, memorandum circular, and recent issuances on adoption and foster care, raise issues and concerns in the implementation of laws, circulars and issuances, classify roles and functions based on RA 11642, resolve procedural concerns that transcends across agencies. The orientation also targets in ensuring the common knowledge and understanding on the Domestic Adoption and Alternative Child Care Act, Memorandum Circular 03 series of 2022 and other related issuances among service providers of alternative child care.

           The activity started with a welcome address by Hershe L. Nuñez, RSW, OIC-PSWDO, she shared that handling adoption is not easy especially it is a long process. She encourages the participants that they should consider the welfare of the children who are their primary clients. It was followed by the dialogs of RA 11642 by Thesa Joy B. Musa, RSW, RACC officer. The discussions revolves solely in deep discussions on RA 11642. She also discuss the individual forms needed and on how to accomplished them based on the policy and guidelines. Ms. Musa assured the participants for technical assistance whenever they need it.  

By: Junie A. Bapor, Jr., RSW