Meet Lu Lu. He was diagnosed with congenital heart disease and placed into a family when he was 4 years old. At first, he was very withdrawn. He had no interest in playing with toys and would rarely speak. However, after living with his family for over three years, Lu Lu’s behaviour has transformed.
As a result of Care for Children’s ongoing training in high quality foster care and family placement for the staff at the orphanage where Lu Lu used to live, the staff have been able to provide resources and training for Lu Lu’s foster family. His foster mother has been guided through these initial stages while Lu Lu has adapted to life in a family. She has dedicated time and effort to understanding Lu Lu and discerning his personality. Because of the genuine love and patience of his foster mother, Lu Lu has ceased his harmful behavior and is incredibly attached to his foster mother.
Lu Lu has realized confidence and security within his foster family. He knows he has their support. When he plays with other children and has disagreements, he is able to come home and find comfort from his foster mother. She tells him:
This fills Lu Lu with joy.
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