Children at the boys’ dormitory in Nayon ng Kabataan watch TV in the common area. The government-run facility in Mandaluyong City in the Philippines serves abandoned, neglected and orphaned children aged 7-17. Photo: Bernice Beltran
Children at the boys’ dormitory in Nayon ng Kabataan watch TV in the common area. The government-run facility in Mandaluyong City in the Philippines serves abandoned, neglected and orphaned children aged 7-17. Photo: Bernice Beltran

Stuck in limbo: Filipino children up for adoption face long, uncertain wait while some grow too old to be adopted

  • Given the lengthy, uncertainty process and decline in adoption, care facilities often have to transition their wards to life without adoption
  • Extreme poverty, single parenthood and abuse are some top factors that push parents to give up their children

Children at the boys’ dormitory in Nayon ng Kabataan watch TV in the common area. The government-run facility in Mandaluyong City in the Philippines serves abandoned, neglected and orphaned children aged 7-17. Photo: Bernice Beltran
Children at the boys’ dormitory in Nayon ng Kabataan watch TV in the common area. The government-run facility in Mandaluyong City in the Philippines serves abandoned, neglected and orphaned children aged 7-17. Photo: Bernice Beltran
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