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    Scavenger couple earns praise for response to man’s offer to adopt their daughter

    Scavengers often live a hard life in the streets as they strive to go around the city, collecting trash that they could still sell to junk shops for some cash. Often, they would only earn around Php200 a day with the trash they collected for the entire day.
    Scavenger couple earns praise for response to man’s offer to adopt their daughter

    Because many of them usually have a lot of children, they end up not being able to feed everyone with proper food; most also live in the streets, just sleeping on their carts.

    Scavenger couple earns praise for response to man’s offer to adopt their daughter
    Photo credit: YouTube / Jose Hallorina

    But if they live such a hard, challenging life, would scavengers willingly give up their children for them to have a better future?

    This is what one vlogger hoped to find out after he visited an orphanage. Jose Hallorina, popular for his Pinoy Social Experiments, recently went to an orphanage and learned that many kids there were left by their parents or rescued off the streets by concerned citizens.

    Scavenger couple earns praise for response to man’s offer to adopt their daughter
    Photo credit: YouTube / Jose Hallorina

    He had this brilliant idea of asking a family living in the streets whether they would willingly give up their child for adoption so he could offer the kid a better future. One less kid to feed and care for would be one less burden for these parents, huh?

    So, he approached a homeless family after noticing their 2-year-old daughter. He chatted with them and learned that they earn around Php200 to Php300 per day, scavenging trash cans and finding things they could sell to junk shops.

    Scavenger couple earns praise for response to man’s offer to adopt their daughter
    Photo credit: YouTube / Jose Hallorina

    The couple only had one child with them in Metro Manila but actually had two more kids (5 and 11 years old) at their hometown in Samar. The two expressed desire to go back home to be with their two older kids.

    But would they accept Hallorina’s offer of adopting their daughter? The vlogger and many netizens were quite impressed by this family’s answer: no! Despite the hardships they are facing as a family living in the streets, these parents were not willing to give up their child to a stranger. The father insisted that he could still send the child to school.

    Scavenger couple earns praise for response to man’s offer to adopt their daughter
    Photo credit: YouTube / Jose Hallorina

    Hallorina did not insist. Instead, he told the family that this was actually a social experiment. And because they wanted to go home to Samar, he offered to help them go back home and reunite with their children.


    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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