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Phillip: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Philip is a sweet little boy from our Fuyang Foster Care Program in Anhui.  He has been with his foster family since October 2008, and his foster mother loves him very much.  She told us that she dreads the day when Phillip is adopted and will leave her home, although she knows that it best for him to find a family of his very own.

Phillip spends a lot of time playing with children in his neighborhood and watching older children and adults. He likes to imitate their behavior, and the adults laugh at his interpretations of themselves.

Phillip is not camera-shy and loves to pose for photos when our foster manager comes to visit.  Sometimes he makes cheeky faces, and other times he likes to strike a handsome pose or two for the camera.

Phillip has a repaired cleft lip and open palate.  Unfortunately, he has recently lost his foster care sponsors. As a result, Phillip needs two sponsors to help pay his monthly foster fees to allow him to remain in foster care.  All sponsors receive monthly foster care reports and photos of their sponsored child together with reports on the child’s foster care program in general.  It is a wonderful, rewarding way to support a child in foster care that enables them to experience the love of a family of their own.  Sponsors get to share a little of these children’s lives and watch them grow and develop with their new family.  If you would be able to help Phillip remain in foster care, please visit his sponsor page to see how to make this possible!

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  • chinalwb says:

    In some cases, it may be an option for a foster family to adopt a child in their care. In most cases, however, even if the adoption fees were paid, many rural foster families cannot afford the costs involved in raising a child to adulthood, especially when it comes to educational costs. Also a child with orphan status in China, especially those with special needs, will likely continue to have limited educational, work, and social opportunities, even if adopted.

  • Jocelyn Scott says:

    Why can’t the foster parents adopt the child if they love them? Does the Chinese government forbid it? If it’s just they can’t afford to support the child, why can’t LWB continue to sponsor them after they’re adopted?