Foster Child is a Filipino indie pregnancy drama film from Seiko Films, which stars Cherry Pie Picache as a temporary foster parent to an abandoned child. The film is directed by Brillante Mendoza.
Foster Child is Brillante Mendoza’s fourth feature film, following Manoro (2006). Mendoza is the fourth Filipino director whose work was screened in the Directors’ Fortnight of Cannes film fest.
Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver referred to as a “foster parent”. The placement of the child is normally arranged through the government or a social-service agency. The institution, group home or foster parent is compensated for expenses.