Planning to Adopt A Baby Aeta in The Future
When doing an outreach program for people less fortunate, you will the things they are lacking off. I tend to observe the parents of the kids that we are helping. They are just simple, a normal parent that makes sure the survival of their kids. I did not tell my friends about my thoughts that time.
I saw a pregnant woman. And upon studying her from her head to toe, not in a negative way, I saw that she is still a kid. In order enlighten everyone, aetas still live with arranged marriages.
Aetas have a tradition called "Bandi / Magbandi." It is like an agreement between a man and woman's family, where the man offers sacks of rice, carabaos, or pigs to the family of a woman he wants to marry. When the woman's family took the bandi, the kid will not have a choice but to marry the man, regarding her age. Some aetas are married young and becomes parents too early because of this culture.
Upon looking at the woman and her belly, I was thinking about the future of the kid. Maybe she will be a good mother to that baby. She will never let anything harm her child, because no mother would want that. But, only few wants a good future for their kids. And it is understandable in the state of that remote area. They are still living in the old days. No electricity, no access to medias, and it is because they could not afford any of them yet.
When will it stop? When will they think of the brighter future, rather than focusing on just surviving? I talked to some teachers in the area, and one of them is my sister-in-law. They mentioned that most of the aeta kids need to stop studying, because their parents wanted them to focus on farming and helping their family.
Some parents do not allow their kids to go to school. And they mentioned about kids who wanted to continue studying, but had no choice. They are forced to stop because they need survival more than education. And it started to make sense to me. We cannot change that, because they lack in most things. They prioritize spending hours mining, planting, fishing, and hunting than sit in a school and learn. That is how it works there, with them.
And while we were on our way home, I just can't take off my mind the idea of adopting an aeta kid someday. I need to be successful, because I will give a comfortable life to my parents. And after fulfilling everything and having things in perfect places, maybe I will take a chance to adopt an aeta baby.
Maybe some of you will tell me to just bear my own child. Yes, I also dream about giving birth to my own child, but we cannot deny the fact that we still don't know what future holds. Me and my partner already talked about this too, and luckily, he supports me.
I want to adopt a baby aeta someday because I think somewhere out there, some parents are struggling in raising their kids. Some parents need a support from someone who feels genuinely happy to welcome their son or daughter. I remember telling my Mom about this. I explained to her that if I could really do this, I will not make the baby feel that he's less.
My intention is always pure, and I cannot wait to be successful. Yes, I need to be successful first. Fulfill my responsibilities to my parents. And then, I can continue with this. I already have my plans in mind. I want the adoption to go through legal process, and a good communication with his parents. I just hope everything will come into its right places soon, so I can be a Mom of an aeta kiddo. I just can't wait.
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