This section of the website is for parents who have adopted children from Rehoboth. Whether you have just received notice of allocation that you have been chosen for a child, or you have already picked up your child and are interested in more information -- this section will inform you about Rehoboth and provide you the opportunity to keep in touch with the global Rehoboth Family Community when you have left the Philippines.
Where is Rehoboth Located?
Rehoboth is located in the Barangay of Samaploc, Tanay in the Province of Rizal. This is about 2 hours east of Metro Manila, in the beautiful mountain region above Laguna de Bay. Because Rehoboth is close to Metro Manila, it is an easy trip from the ICAB offices to the Orphanage.
The Wiki map below shows a satelite image of where Rehoboth is located.
What Can You Expect While at Rehoboth?
The staff at Rehoboth are committed to providing you with information and background that will help the transition of your child into your family. Between the site administrator, social worker and carers, you will be able to ask questions and raise things that are important to you during this time. Rehoboth has a guest house on it's premises and encourages new families to spend the night, getting to know the place that has been their child's home for the first formative part of their lives.
This guest apartment has ample living area for you as well as any siblings or extended family that may accompany you. The apartment includes two bedrooms, living area and kitchen, along with full bath. This facility is removed from the main housing area and allows parents to spend quiet time together with their new child. This stay also allows families an extended time to interact with the staff who have cared for their child, in a much more casual and relaxed basis, finding out information about schedules, habits and routines of that have been important for them.
If an overnight stay at Rehoboth is something that you think would be valuable for you in learning more about your child, please convey this desire to your ICAB case worker and ask them to arrange this for you with the staff at Rehoboth.
What Are Some of the Practical Ways You Can Help?
As with any orphanage, there is a constant need for varying items that the children need on a regular basis. Here are just a few things that the orphanage uses regularly that you might want to take with you when you go over to pick up your child.
- Educational toys and DVD's / Cd's
- Consumables such as soaps, hygiene and bath items.
- Diapers from newborn to toddler.
- Medical supplies for the clinic.
- Please don't forget that Rehoboth is in need of sponsors for the children that remain in the orphanage. If you would like to sponsor a child, please use our registration form to sign up.
Staying Connected With The Rehoboth Family Community
When you go to Rehoboth, you become keenly aware of the love and nurture that our children receive during their stay in this wonderful home. It is probably as close to a family / home setting as these children could be in while still in an orphanage. Many of these children grow close and develop important relationships with each other. And while these children go to wonderful new homes from the US and Canada to Spain, Italy and Australia, they sadly loose those relationships that have been an important part of their early formative years. In an effort to keep these relationships going, a Yahoo Group called Rehoboth Families has been established. It is a closed community, to allow families who have adopted from Rehoboth the opportunity to share pictures and relationships, via the internet, so that our kiddo's can stay in touch where possible. Because it is a closed community, if someone is not a member they cannot see photo's, stories, or share threads and messages. Rehoboth is aware of, and supports this effort, but is not directly involved in anyway. If you are an adoptive parent or sponsor and would like to join our group, simply click on the Yahoo Group button above to request membership.
If you would like to join this group, or if you have any questions about your families privacy or staying in touch in general, please contact Maggie Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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