The Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office 5 held the 2nd Regional Congress on Alternative Parental Care Program at the Casablanca Hotel and Convention Center in Legazpi City on September 18 to 19.
The activity aims at raising the appreciation and awareness of the participants on child adoption and foster care. It also seeks to empower local officials on the implementation of Alternative Parental Care Program and encourage public support for adoption and foster care groups in the region.
The department hopes that through the congress, Bicolanos will be equipped with the proper knowledge on adoption and foster care legal processes. (Rolly Serrano, Veritas Legazpi)