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April 21st

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Audrey: a very special five-year-old in Bulgaria


Audrey (not her real name but these are her actual photos) is a beautiful five-year old with special needs. She was placed in an orphanage one week after her birth, and since August 15, 2013, has been raised in a foster home.

Diagnosed with epilepsy at three years of age, Audrey is a healthy girl who is able to understand and carry out only elementary instructions. She walks independently, makes attempts to run and goes up and down stairs with assistance.

Audrey prefers to play alone, manipulating objects and toys by holding them but not carrying out meaningful play.  Even though she doesn’t have expressive speech yet, she pronounces sounds unconsciously.

Audrey deserves the best possible chance to develop and thrive, which is an unlikely outcome if she remains in Bulgaria. A video of Audrey is also available.

If you would like to learn more about her —or other waiting children in Bulgaria —please contact Upbring International Adoption staff.  You can email [email protected] or [email protected]. You may also call 800-396-4611 and ask to speak to the International Adoption team.

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