Foster Child
Philippines, 2007, 98 minutes
Love and life are not equal.
Foster Child Synopsis

Thelma (Cherry Pie Picache), together with her husband Dado (Dan Alvaro) and teenage sons Gerald (Alwyn Uytingco) and Yuri (Jiro Manio), are a poor urban family hired by a local foster care facility to provide temporary home and care to abandoned babies pending the latter's formal adoption. The inevitable separation is heart-rending for the foster family. Thelma's current foster child John-John (Kier Segismundo) is to be turned over to his adoptive American parents. Every moment with the 3-year-old John-John becomes more precious as Thelma goes through the day fulfilling her motherly duties for the last time—bathing John-John, feeding him, and bringing him to school where the boy participates in a school presentation.

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Reviewed by sharonmae
Compelling and with great acting performances! Picache as the foster mother tackles on a very challenging and definitive role as substitute mother who has a hard time letting go of... more
Compelling and with great acting performances! Picache as the foster mother tackles on a very challenging and definitive role as substitute mother who has a hard time letting go of the foster child when adoption time came. As a mother would for her own child,  the emotions depicted are realistic and viewers feel the foster mother's pain. Admirable support is given by Eugene Domingo, herself an award-winning and bankable Filipino actress.  I encourage you to check out this heartfelt story of  a mother's love towards a child, who may not have been from her womb yet someone that he cared for from infancy. Highly recommended! 
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  • May the love of family go beyond cinematography. Great watch!

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  • Brillante Mendoza's best film, and most criminally overlooked. This one disappeared after its tiny festival circuit. Worth seeking out.

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  • Brillante Mendoza's best film, and most criminally overlooked. This one disappeared after its tiny festival circuit. Worth seeking out.
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