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Ifan: Still Waiting To Be Chosen

Nine-year-old Ifan from our Dingyuan Foster Care Program is described in his reports from China as “thoughtful” and as a child who “cares for others.” We are always touched by the examples given each month in his report.

Ifan and his foster sister Elin with Lunar New year goodies

Ifan loves to spend time with his foster dad. This past month he went to a wedding dinner with his foster dad. Elin, Ifan’s foster sister, couldn’t join them because she has some mobility issues.  Ifan realized that Elin was sad that she couldn’t attend, so before leaving for the wedding, Ifan comforted his sister and promised to bring some snacks home for her. After having a wonderful time at the dinner party, Ifan brought back some sweets and melon seeds and gave them ALL to his sister.

Doesn’t he sound like a wonderful brother?

Ifan and Elin get awards

He also insisted that our foster care manager take a photo of him and Elin together, holding the certificates they both earned for excellence in school.

Ifan is said to love school and be very good at writing and math. He loves to show off his school work each month when our manager visits.

We love your drawing skills, Ifan!

One day when Ifan wasn’t feeling well, he had to come home from school. He rested that day, but when he had to stay home the next he could be heard sighing and seemed anxious. When he took out an exercise book and started writing all the names of all his classmates, his foster father realized he missed being at school. He offered to take Ifan back to school and watched as Ifan quickly packed his papers and books. Ifan was so happy to get back to his friends and his teacher!

Each month our Dingyuan foster care manager brings a little surprise for Ifan and Elin. While our manager took this photo, Ifan spoke to the camera saying, “I love cars and would like to take a picture with my new car.”

Ifan car 1.16

From our foster care manager’s reports, Ifan seems to be a great brother, a kind and considerate person, and a thoughtful and polite family member. We are thankful he continues to receive such wonderful foster care.  Ifan is a boy who deserves a forever family of his own!

Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact adoption@lwbmail.com with questions about a child we have featured and encourage you to contact your adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.

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  • LWB says:

    Of course! We’ve forwarded your contact information to our Adoption Advocacy Team. Thanks for asking about him!

  • Dawn Maola says:

    We are interested in getting more information for Ifan. Thank you!

  • LWB says:

    Unfortunately, Ifan no longer lives with a foster family as he was recalled to his orphanage. Thanks, Cheryle!

  • Cheryle Stack says:

    Are his foster parents willing/and or able to adopt him? If so, could his grant be used to help them do so, and provide additional educational opportunities for his and his siblings? From the posts it sounds like he has a close bond with his foster family.

  • chinalwb says:

    Hello Fatima, Please email our Adoption Advocacy Team at adoption@lwbmail.com and tell them that you are from Brazil. Hopefully they can give you good advice!