Accessibility Help and Information

Adoption Info Line: 1-877-ADOPT-20

Have a Question

Ask your Question now, click here

Phillip | February 2019

Date February 6, 2019 Author Categories Monthly Profile

Monthly Profile

Age: Eight | Ethnicity/Race: Caribbean/Black

When you see Phillip, he is always smiling! You can especially see his beaming smile when he is making others laugh. He is gregarious, seeking out interactions with others and beaming with pride when showing people his achievements. Dancing is Phillip's passion. He loves to dance with his friends at school. He has a close relationship with his foster family especially his foster mother whom he cherishes.


"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

– Dr. Seuss

Personality Academics

Phillip is a kind, polite and gentle little boy. He loves receiving attention from his caregivers and is happiest when he is around others. His current foster parents have worked with Phillip to ensure that he feels safe within their home. He responds well to consistent, calm and nurturing parenting.

When Phillip starts his day, he is excited to go to school and see his friends. He has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to support his ongoing academic development. Phillip has previously attended a specialized school for communication and he transitioned into a mainstream school well. He loves learning and he embraces all subject areas and learning opportunities with enthusiasm.

Special Considerations Matching Considerations

Phillip is healthy overall, but he does have a respiratory condition. He enjoys eating a variety of foods, but continues to need some support with this to ensure that he does not overeat at times. Phillip has a number of dietary restrictions due to having some allergies to dairy, pine nuts, and soy. He carries an epi-pen as a result. Additionally Phillip has a daily nutritional supplement to help his overall growth and development. Phillip is followed by a number of health professionals to ensure that he continues to meet his maximum potential. He also receives Occupational and Physiotherapy along with Speech and Language Services. He has made tremendous gains with his development over the past few years.

Phillip will need a family who matches his racial heritage. He will do best with adoptive parent(s) who can advocate and ensure that he meets his maximum developmental potential. This will include liaising with community professionals and services. They will need to be strong advocates.

Additionally, the adoptive parents will need to be able to celebrate and embrace all of Phillip's achievements, small or large.

Openness Questions?

Phillip has been in the same foster home for many years. He would benefit from having some contact with his current foster parents on an ongoing basis once placed in his adoptive home. Given his attachment to his foster family, his transition into a new home will need to be slow and well thought out.

Please see Phillip's profile on the AdoptOntario Waiting Children list with the case ID 16298.

If you have questions about Phillip, please contact Karisa Farinha, Clinical Coordinator for the AdoptOntario program at:

1-877-ADOPT 20 ext. 2555 or [email]

What did you think of this profile? Give us your feedback, complete this short survey.