I don't know if my story can help at all (this is going to be long).
About a year ago, hubby and I decided to adopt through DSWD, kaso it was taking an awfully long time, tapos nirefer pa kami sa local DSWD so back to zero ang process nitong May 2016. Asa stage na kami na gina guide ng DSWD representative when one day, my mom called me. She said kung gusto ko daw ba ng baby. My heart raised pero may konting doubt, syempre alam ko na ang mangyayari, hindi dadaan sa DSWD. Sabi ko tatanong ko muna sa asawa ko. Sabi naman nya, kung hindi ko daw aampunin, sya nalang daw ang kukuha sa bata. Mom's already 56 and a stroke survivor kaya talagang hindi nya maalagaan.
She narrated ang story ng baby. Baby's a product of two irresponsible parents, both married and according daw dun sa nag aalaga temporarily, eh nakakulong daw because of bigamy. Now, the husband of the baby's mom, pinapahanap daw si baby to be the evidence of the said affair. Kaya nakarating sya sa Pangasinan from Visayas. They had about 5 months to look for the baby but no one came to take her. So they were looking for adopters nalang daw. Awang awa ako kay baby, no vaccine, except dun sa binigay after her delivery, no birth certificate, ni hindi pinapainom ng maayos na gatas, minsan daw am or yung bigas (na parang kape).
After a short talk with the hubby, we were still reluctant, si mama naman kinausap ulit ako, I told her na hindi simple ang gagawin and baka mag no nalang ako sa chance. A day after, I talked to my in laws, niliwanagan nila ang isip namin. Once in a lifetime chance na dumating ito. So I called mom again and I said Yes, sige, pero sa kanya muna si baby while we prepare ourselves. About a day after, dumating si baby ng Manila. It was one of the happiest moment in my life. To finally have a baby of my own. Ang sarap pala sa pakiramdam. I thought tatanda nalang ako without experiencing this.
I know, hindi tama ang ginawa namin with the late registration and all, pero sobrang kawawa si baby if we don't do anything to help her. Now, hinahabol nalang namin ma complete ang vaccines nya, nabinyagan narin sya and she's already ours. I still have worries that someday, either she will look for her real parents or they will find her, kaya I'm working on making letters for her, kahit once a month, while baby pa sya, para paglaki nya, and pag sinabi na namin ang totoo, she will have a reference of what happened when she was little. For now, we're enjoying every moment with her. Her every smile and laughter and pag tinatawag nya akong Mama, she brings me to cloud 9.
Thanks for reading and I hope you I helped you in anyway.