Presidential Proclamation No. 72 dated February 3, 1999 declares the first Saturday of February of every year as “Adoption Consciousness Day” to call public attention to create nationwide awareness of the growing number of orphaned, abandoned or neglected Filipino children in need of permanent alternative wholesome family environment.
This year’s celebration carries the theme, “Pagmamahal Palaganapin, Legal na Pag-aampon Ating Gawin! (Spread Unconditional Love Through Legal Adoption)”.
Source: DILG MC No. 2020-016